The specialist dementia care team at Sunrise of Beaconsfield is celebrating after being shortlisted for the ‘Team of the Year’ prize at the National Dementia Care Awards 2013.
The team was nominated for the levels of commitment, resourcefulness and devotion they show every day when caring for residents in Sunrise’s Reminiscence Neighbourhood. This area is specially designed and furnished to be supportive and comfortable, offering a sense of familiarity in everyday life for residents who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Members of the Reminiscence Team’s commitment to learning and developing their skills also made their nomination stand out. Over 80% of the team has achieved or are working towards their NVQ/QCF Diplomas in levels 2, 3 and 5, with the majority having taken the dementia learning pathway throughout their courses.
The Sunrise of Beaconsfield Team has been shortlisted alongside five other dementia care teams, and the winner will be unveiled at a special awards ceremony next month.
Lyn Sheldrake, National Dementia Care Manager at Sunrise Senior Living, said:
“The team consistently demonstrate high quality person centred care and their knowledge of the use of different approaches for different residents is impressive. This team go over and above the call of duty to build trust and dignity in care which is evident in everything they do.
“We’re really proud of the team being shortlisted, it’s deserved recognition for the excellent level of care they provide for our residents every day. We’re looking forward to the awards evening, we know they have a great chance of winning!”