2018 Social Care Awards

8 GHP / Social Care Awards 2018 , SO180004 Best Dementia Care Home - West Sussex The New Grange is a 45-bed care home providing care and accommodation for residents with early onset dementia to advanced dementia as well as palliative care. Emma provides more information on the home’s facilities and the residents it cares for. “At the New Grange, we support a wide range of residents; our youngest resident is 70 years old and our eldest will be 106 this year. Our longest resident has been living with us for 16 years. To support these residents, we have 58 members of staff with various care back ground.” Since inception, the New Grange has gone through several The NewGrange Care Home is a specialist dementia care home situated inWorthing, close to the seafront and on amain bus route for convenience. Emma Ronney, Manager, tells us more. changes, and the owners, who have owned the property since 2009, have carried out two big refurbishments to ensure the environment is friendly welcoming and safe. They also heavily invest in staff training to ensure the staff are confident and capable to carry out their job to the best of their ability, as Emma is eager to emphasise. “Fundamentally, we feel that good team work helps us provide the highest quality of personalized care to our residents. The staff are understanding and supportive of each other’s important roles, which as a result brings job satisfaction. We have a very low staff turnover and our longest member of staff has been working for the New Grange for 15 years. When we recruit, we predominantly obtain new staff through recommendation, and we have a robust recruitment policy and induction to ensure that new staff are appropriately trained and feel confident before they start work.” Looking ahead, there are even have further plans to improve the environment, to ensure excellence for residents and peace of mind for their families, as Emma proudly concludes. “Moving forward, at the New Grange we plan to extend the communal areas to give the residents a brighter environment with more space for the residents. Alongside this, we are currently looking into electronic care planning to see if this is something that we are investigating. We will continue to invest in our staff and their working environment, as this remains a key focus for us; we understand that happy and safe staff provide exceptional care, which is what we intend to continue providing to our residents.” Company: The New Grange Care Home Contact: Emma Ronney Address: 10-16 Homefield Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 2HZ, UK Phone: 01903 213693 Fax: 01903238935

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