Long term residential care of the elderly is a highly specialised area, which is often under-rated in the nursing curriculum. At Elton Lodge we aim to provide a comfortable setting where the highest standards of nursing and residential care are provided for all our residents. Not only that, we aim to ensure that it is available 24hrs a day.
Our residents are encouraged to use their own inborn potential to undertake as much as their physical and mental constraints allow. We treat all of our residents as thinking adults and attach great importance to preserving their dignity and self respect. Privacy is very important and residents are entitled to both physical and mental privacy at all times. Furthermore, the recognition of their talents and beliefs forms an essential part of their care. Courtesy and respect are observed at all times for residents, relatives and friends.
It is our aim that those who live in our care home should do so with dignity; have the respect of those who support them; be entitled to live a full and active life and be given the fundamental right to self determination and individuality. These basic rights are accorded to all who find themselves in our care: There is no attempt to distinguish or discriminate between one group of residents or another.
The purpose of our home is to enable residents to achieve their full potential and we believe this is best achieved by sensitive recognition and nurturing of that potential in each individual. Our aim is to preserve the self respect of those who depend on the support of others.
Privacy of space is important as is the the residents right to hold and express opinions. Courtesy and respect in all relationships will be observed. Our staff must respect what is personal and private. Residents should not, for example, be regimented or subject to rigid routine.
The needs of each individual resident are paramount. Our staff understand this and aim to be responsive to each resident's individual needs, requirements and preferences. It is also important that residents do not have the needs and requirements of other residents imposed upon them. For example, staff should be aware of and provide for religious and cultural observances (both dietary and ritual) of residents who come in to care from different cultural backgrounds or ethnic minorities. Discrimination does not take place on any grounds.
We understand that a positive regard for the resident's family and friends reinforces the esteem in which resident's are held. The presence of personal possessions is considered vitally important and actively encouraged as are opportunities to go shopping, attend places of worship, visit the theatre or go to the pub.