A specialist dementia care home in Wellington has been recognised by a national standards body as an exemplar in the quality of palliative care they provide for residents, scoring full marks in its recent inspection, and now qualifies as a finalist in October’s national awards for Care Home of the Year.
It is the fourth successive occasion that Camelot House and Lodge, part of the Camelot Care group, has been recognised under the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) whose role is to enable delivery of the very best end-of-life care.
Paul Teasdale, director of Camelot Care, said:
“At previous inspections in 2013, 2016 and 2019 the home also passed with flying colours, and we were awarded the top grade at the last inspection as well as this one.
“This fourth accreditation is evidence of an exceedingly strong long-term commitment and genuine dedication and is such a reassurance for the families of our residents about the quality of the care we provide.
“Huge congratulations to our home manager Sam Paddon and her team – we are so proud of them.”
The GSF inspector said:
“Our visit clearly demonstrated the dedication from all members of staff in the home to use GSF as their guiding framework throughout the pandemic, to give the best care that they could for the residents and the families, whilst also supporting staff through an incredibly difficult time.
“They come back to the framework and reflect and ask themselves again and again – what is the aim of the framework and how can we keep providing excellent care for our residents not only at end-of-life but their quality of life as well for every resident in the home.”
The report especially highlighted Camelot House and Lodge’s strong and supportive leadership at management level, their strong teamwork, the long service records of staff members and the excellent team communication and support they demonstrate.