Staff and residents at Heffle Court care home are celebrating after scooping the coveted title of ‘Best Dementia Care Home’ at the National Dementia Awards.
The Heathfield home was presented with the prestigious award in recognition of the high quality care it provides for people living with dementia.
The Heffle Court team attended the high profile awards event in Brighton last night (Tuesday, November 11) and were delighted when their care home was declared the category winner.
Heffle Court, which is part of the Caring Homes group, is an all-dementia care home that has developed a rich and stimulating environment in which its 39 residents can live happy and meaningful lives. The home’s ethos ensures all residents are treated as individuals, with dignity and respect; they have complete choice around their lives with no restrictions but are carefully assessed in a discreet manner without imposing on their daily lives.
Residents take part in the Caring Homes ‘Living’ programme of activities, a ‘5 a day’ concept in which they have a range of activities on offer that meet social, emotional, cognitive, sensory or physical needs as part of a holistic programme of care.
The judges at the National Dementia Awards chose Heffle Court because ‘the love and passion they (the staff team) feel for residents and their families is inspiring. The focus of the home is to be a new and positive chapter in a person’s life and their desire is to give new memories for both families and the resident.’
Sue Glanz, Northern Operations Director at Caring Homes, nominated the care home after being impressed by the staff’s ongoing commitment to their residents.
“The whole team at Heffle Court are enthusiastic and provide an exceptionally high level of care to the residents,” said Sue. “I am always impressed with their dedication and their desire to increase their understanding and knowledge of dementia. We are absolutely thrilled that Heffle Court has been presented with such a prestigious award.”
Heffle Court Manager Debby Potter said she was overwhelmed and delighted that Heffle Court had been announced the winner of the Best Dementia Care Home category.
“We know that we work hard at Heffle Court to provide the best possible care we can for our residents,” said Debby, “but to be recognised in such a high profile way is amazing. We are delighted.”