Sunrise of Purley were delighted with the news that they have been awarded Platinum status with Excellence for End of Life Care, following a re-accreditation. In a further achievement, the care home is one of 10 that have also been shortlisted for the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Care Home of the Year 2018.
The care home recently completed the GSF’s re-accreditation assessment and were given the Quality Hallmark Award at Platinum status. The award recognises the sustained practice to maintain GSF throughout the home and determined that Sunrise of Purley’s efforts were worthy of joining a growing community of care homes who continue to demonstrate excellence in care. The award also recognised the significant developments that Sunrise has made to its care since its last assessment.
The accreditation process included the inspection of twenty clear standards of best practice of care for residents nearing the end of life. Judges, who included national independent experts from the care home sector, evaluated the care of residents using the After-Death Analysis Audit Toot and Quality Assessment Visit, looking out for standards like communication, person-centred care and a practical Dementia-friendly environment. Sunrise of Purley excelled across the board, with their identification and support of residents’ emotional, social and spiritual needs, as well as bereavement support for families, given particular recognition.
In their report, the judges said that all team members at Sunrise “are able to describe their part in end of life care as well as ensuring residents have a full and happy life.” The team has also “proven themselves to be caring, compassionate and knowledgeable about ensuring residents live well and end their lives reflecting the true ethos of GSF.”
Jacqueline Ritchie, General Manager of Sunrise of Purley, said:
“We are so honoured to be awarded for our End of Life Care. Sunrise of Purley will be the last residence for those who come here to receive this care and all our team members take this privilege incredibly seriously, creating the best possible memories for residents and their families.
“Receiving a Platinum with excellence status really is an acknowledgement of our dedicated and motivated team. Putting our heart and soul into our care is paramount to what we do at Sunrise and we are thrilled that the GSF have recognised this in both our re-accreditation and shortlisting for Care Home of the Year.”
The GSF have extended their congratulations to Sunrise of Purley and have invited the care home to be presented with their award at the Annual GSF Award Ceremony, due to take place in London at the end of September. Sunrise of Purley will now also wait to hear if they have achieved GSF Care Home of the Year 2018 – for now, they are extremely honoured to be shortlisted.