RESIDENTS and staff at a Daventry care home for adults with complex needs celebrated National Care Home Open Day in green-fingered style.
Badby Park marked the annual UK-wide event by potting patriotic sunflowers to mark the Queen’s official 90th birthday last week.
Many of the residents at the Daventry care home live with complex health conditions so the opportunity to make their own contribution to the gardens was a special event.
This was the fourth annual Care Home Open Day, a day when thousands of care homes across the UK invite their local community to visit them.
Badby Park’s, Director of Clinical Services, Michelle Kudhail, said the day was an important event for residents and staff.
She said: “This is a wonderful initiative and a real opportunity for us to show the wider community the wonderful support and care we provide here at Badby Park.
“The residents and staff wanted to mark the day by adding their own floral tribute to the Queen on her 90th birthday – everybody had a wonderful time and we were pleased to be able to welcome the local community along for the day.”
Unfortunately, due to the weather not all residents could get out to see the new plants so care staff loaded up a wheelbarrow with the flowers and pushed it through the units so everyone could see and plant their own seed.
Badby Park neurological centre provides rehabilitation, long term care, respite and palliative care for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain injuries and spinal injuries.
Just last month it received a glowing report form the Care Quality Commission and was rated “Good” following an unannounced inspection.
The facility was praised by inspectors who said staff were caring, kind and compassionate towards residents.
The CQC report went on to congratulate the 220-strong care team and said staff were knowledgeable about the individual care needs of the people they supported.