Safeguarding in Care Homes

At Jackman’s Lodge, we prioritise the safety and well-being of our residents. Our team understands that making the decision to trust us with your loved one’s care is a significant and emotional step. Rest assured that we go above and beyond to create a nurturing and secure environment where your loved ones can thrive. Safeguarding is at the top of our list of priorities at our elderly care home.

What can you expect from a good residential care home?

A good care home should be safe, clean, comfortable and supportive.

Safe. Health and safety are taken incredibly seriously at our residential care home. We implement measures throughout our home to ensure the physical safety of our residents. This includes wheelchair-accessible spaces, handrails and an internal nurse call system.

Clean. A clean environment is essential for health and well-being. Our dedicated staff maintains a high standard of cleanliness, ensuring that our rooms, communal areas and dining facilities are regularly sanitised and hygienic.

Comfortable. We understand that comfort is crucial for the happiness of our residents. Our rooms are designed with their comfort in mind, featuring cosy furnishings and personal touches to create a home-like atmosphere.

Supportive. Our team is trained to provide compassionate and person-centred care. We offer emotional and physical support, making our residents feel valued and respected.

What does safeguarding mean in a care home?

According to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), safeguarding is defined as the protection of people’s well-being, health and human rights, allowing them to live safely without neglect, harm, or abuse. In simpler terms, safeguarding means that we are dedicated to preventing and addressing any issues that may compromise the safety and well-being of our residents.

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Examples of possible safeguarding issues in a care home

  • Falls
  • Ill-treatment
  • Bullying
  • Lack of social involvement
  • Poor nutrition
  • Physical abuse
  • Pressure sores
  • Medication misuse
  • Care home policies

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What safeguarding policies does our care home follow?

To maintain a secure environment for our elderly residents, we have implemented a range of safeguarding policies and procedures:

Designated Lead. We have a dedicated safeguarding lead who can be contacted if any safeguarding issue arises. This individual is trained to handle such matters with care and efficiency.

Gold Standards Framework for Care. Our team adheres to the Gold Standards Framework for Care, which ensures that our care is always of the highest quality.

Family and Friends. We work closely with friends and family to ensure that residents are receiving the best possible care. Our staff believe that communication is key to providing the best care possible.

How are care homes regulated?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care services. They assess and rate care homes, ensuring that they meet certain standards of quality and safety. We are proud to be regulated by the CQC and work diligently to maintain their high standards. Our consistently high ratings are a testament to our commitment to the well-being of our residents.

Our staff responsibilities and training

Our staff members are extensively trained to ensure they can provide the highest level of care. They understand their responsibilities in safeguarding our elderly residents and are empathetic, patient and compassionate in their approach. Our team is here to provide emotional support, help with daily tasks and monitor the health and safety of our residents.

How do we manage health and safety risks?

Slip and Fall Hazards. We maintain safe and slip-resistant flooring and install handrails where needed to prevent accidents.

Emergency Procedures. We have well-practised fire and evacuation procedures to ensure the safety of our residents in the event of an emergency.

Infection Prevention. Infection control measures, including regular hand washing and sanitisation, are diligently followed to prevent the spread of diseases.

Gold Standards Framework

At Jackman’s Lodge, we take great pride in our commitment to the Gold Standards Framework for Care. This framework represents our dedication to providing the highest standards of end-of-life care. It involves comprehensive training and support for our staff to ensure our residents receive the best care during challenging times.

Why choose Jackman’s Lodge?

Choosing the right care home is a significant decision and we want you to feel confident in your choice. Our commitment to safeguarding, health and safety legislation and compassionate care makes us the ideal choice for your loved ones. We consistently meet and exceed the high standards set by the CQC and the Gold Standards Framework. At Jackman’s Lodge, our facility is clean, comfortable and designed to make our residents feel at home.

Safeguarding at our residential care home

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our elderly care home and our safeguarding practices, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to provide you with all the information and support you need to make the best decision for your loved ones. Your family becomes a part of our family, and their well-being is our priority. Call us on 01483 694144 today.

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