A Care Home Placement: Disappointment or Opportunity?

March 4, 2019 ~ mhnabertay

Derek Baron, Director of Care at Erskine Care Homes…

Having
a placement in a Care home is such a disappointment, what on earth are
you going to learn taking old people to the toilet and helping them to
eat? Have you heard this said? Have you thought it when you received
your placements? Or worse, have you heard about people being toileted
and being fed?

Let me share an alternative perspective
and let me share a different language, one which values people as
people, that respects them as individuals as a mum or dad, as gran or
grampa, as a husband or as a wife.

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Care Homes are one of the greatest
experiences you will have, teaching you about people and about
relationships – as a nurse, if you are not people centred then why are
you in nursing?

A long but good read here

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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