Queen Elizabeth Court becomes the only care home in North Wales to be awarded ‘Butterfly Service’ status, a nationally recognised kitemark awarded by Dementia Care Matters to identify care homes which are committed to achieving excellent dementia care and providing residents with a high quality of life.
Official data from Alzheimer’s Society projects that in 2015, 45,321 of the 856,700 people in the UK with dementia will live in Wales. Provision of care homes that can provide quality of care befitting ‘Butterfly Service’ status will help to ensure those with a dementia receive the highest possible level of holistic care.
Only a handful of care homes in the UK have been awarded the kitemark, and Queen Elizabeth Court joins five other RMBI care homes around the country to meet the tough criteria.
Debra Keeling, Deputy Director of Care at the RMBI, says: “To have been awarded the ‘Butterfly Service’ kitemark at Queen Elizabeth Court is testament to the dedication of our care home staff providing exceptional care. We have made a substantial investment in dementia care training for staff and hold regular events and initiatives for our residents as part of our drive to support the welfare and wellbeing of our residents.
“Being the only care home in North Wales to receive the kitemark underlines our commitment in delivering innovative care techniques, to maintain the highest quality of life for our residents, as well as putting solid foundations in place to continue to provide excellent care as the number of those with dementia increases further over the next few years.
“As a charity we have been working closely with Dementia Care Matters since 2009, and with a number of other specialist dementia providers, to deliver our dementia care strategy. Dementia Care Matters works with care providers with the aim of improving the quality of life for residents of care homes – not only for those with a dementia, but also for the other residents living in the same home.”