Coventry care home receives skin award for second year

Debbie Hambridge (center) with some of the staff and residents at Arden Park Care Home

A Coventry care home has received a prized accreditation for the second year running for its work in preventing painful pressure ulcers and looking after residents’ skin.


Armscott Road-based Arden Park Care Home has again been awarded the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Tissue Viability Accreditation.


It means staff at the 31-resident care home can continue to relieve and prevent pressure ulcers and advise residents’ families on the measures to take.


A key part of Arden Park’s success has been down to care staff completing daily skin checks, the introduction of skin integrity care plans, and advice on nutritional diets.


Arden Park manager Debbie Hambridge said: “We are over the moon that for the second year in-a-row we have received this important accreditation. It’s testament to our team for maintaining their high standards.


“The training and daily checks means our staff are fully aware of the risks of pressure ulcers and how quickly skin conditions can change. It is all about preventing them occurring and reducing the risks to our residents, so they can enjoy life without discomfort.


“To be recognised for our efforts is fantastic and is a wonderful way to end the year.”


Staff at the home will be presented with a letter of commendation by Councillor Faye Abbotts at a special ceremony to be held at Coventry City Council in a few weeks’ time.


Specialists from University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Tissue Viability Accreditation department can visit care homes up to three times each year to conduct an annual assessment and ensure compliance with standards are being met.


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