At ‘The Cedars’ the very best ‘End of Life Care’ really matters.
Providing a homely environment.
For most people who come to live at The Cedars Nursing Home it will be their very last home. As a team, we do everything we can to make their lives as comfortable and fulfilled as possible until they reach the end of their time with us.
For some, this means joining in with activities including singing, arts and crafts, knitting, puzzles, games, quizzes and fun exercise. Or just chatting with staff or each other.
For others, they prefer to remain peacefully in their rooms. Listening to the radio, reading or watching TV. They have daily visits from carers who read or chat to them and listen and share in their memories.
They are also entertained at least once a week by performers such as the local ukulele band, song and dance routines, keyboards, drums and clarinets. We have a resident cat and encourage visits from visitor’s in order to make Cedars feel like a real home from home.
Making the end of life dignified and fulfilled.
Our staff are trained to the highest standard. Our aim is to provide the very best of palliative and end of life care. Ensuring that our residents are treated with respect and dignity and that their last days are as pain free as possible. We believe that not just the residents but their families and loved ones should be supported through a sometimes extremely difficult time. It is therefore very reassuring when we receive kind and encouraging comments.
“…the level of 24-hour care he received at Castle Hill House and the welcome and support my mother and I were given was superb. As his condition worsened he needed more nursing care and was transferred to The Cedars. He was given a ground floor room close to the sitting room where he settled in well. The ‘end of life’ care he received was so respectful and full of kindness. As a family, we were given the same.”
“To each and every member of staff at The Cedars we would like to thank you for the kindness and care shown, not only to J, but also ourselves, during his short stay with you. It made a very difficult time, a little easier for us. Thank you.”
Celebrating lives well lived.
We become very fond of our residents. Just recently we had to say goodbye to a treasured member of our Cedars family. Although V had difficulties with words and sometimes became frustrated she always managed to convey her joy of life. V particularly loved music and her beautiful smile and laughing eyes will be sorely missed by us all.
Earlier this year we planted a rose garden in memory of those who have died at the Cedars. The current residents designed a mosaic wall plaque and painted pebbles. Each pebble bearing the name of someone who had lived and died in our home.
It is knowing that we, and that includes Managers, Nurses, Carers, Kitchen Assistants, Cleaners, Administrative and Activities Staff, do the very best that we can while they are with us that makes our work worthwhile.
Recognition for the work that we do.
We were delighted to receive the highest possible accolade from The Gold Standard Framework at the end of September. ‘The Platinum Award for ‘End of Life’ Care’.
This was a huge achievement for our team to receive such an affirmation for all we have set out to do. (Pictured left – Some of our staff with residents holding the Platinum Award for ‘End of Life’ Care)