Social Care Awards 2020

8 GHP / Social Care Awards 2020 , For over thirty years, Anastasia Lodge has specialised in delivering high quality care, connecting residents with the community. With the opportunity to consider everyone’s life story in detail, the team adapt their work to best suit the specific care needs of each client. As an organisation that also works with people living with differing forms of dementia and at different stages of the condition, this focus allows them to concentrate on the individual rather than the disease. Specialist dementia care is one of the many services that Anastasia Lodge offers its clients, with the Best Person-Centred Specialist Care Provider - London When it comes to care, it’s important to create an environment that is not only welcoming, safe and friendly, but one that feels like home. The team at Anastasia Lodge have proven exceptional at building true person-centric care, specialising in satisfying the cultural needs of the Cypriot community. We took a closer look at how theymanaged to achieve their award- winning success. Jan20017 opportunity to take up residential care and palliative care for the short and long-term. They are also able to support the wider community with their flexible Day Care Services. Residents and guests can enjoy a friendly environment, a varied traditional menu that takes cultural and special dietary needs into account and a wide-range of activities and excursions to local attractions. This goes some way to explaining one of the central draws to Anastasia Lodge, with the Cypriot approach acting as the golden thread through the home. Greek-speaking carers ensure that every need can be clearly communicated. Cypriot dining and cultural activities such as Greek TV and Greek entertainment are also on offer. Anastasia Lodge has regular visits from the Greek Orthodox priest to give blessings, Holy Communion and a full service within the homes with special visits to the Greek Orthodox Church in Holy Week. This award-winning care comes as a result of getting to know and understand the interests and abilities of residents, both as a group and as individuals. The happiness and well-being of these residents is incredibly important to the team. Many of our residents were active members of the community and continue to enjoy a happy and fulfilled life within the home. Events such as the Summer BBQ Family Get-together, Carnival celebrations and live entertainers and musicians allow residents families to spend quality time with their loved one, while excursions to Myddleton House Gardens, Golden Oldies Celebrations and the Memory Lane Café take them out into their community. In the interests of keeping connections between residents and the wider world, there are no restrictive visiting times, and family are made to feel part of the home’s wider family. If they visit during meal times, they are made welcome and offered to share a meal with their loved one. Sharing these experiences is always a valuable moment that boosts a patient’s emotional wellbeing. The dedicated team at Anastasia Lodge ensure that success is achieved with high standards pivotal to providing the best care and quality of life. They are committed to developing a workforce with the knowledge and skills to provide compassionate care and every member of staff receive regular training to ensure they are up-to-date with good care practice, including the latest techniques in supporting people living with dementia. With the focus always on providing the best quality of care, Anastasia Lodge do not use agency staff because they do not have the knowledge of residents or their plans of care that regular team members do. This goes a long way to create a pleasant and familiar environment that is comfortable and safe for residents. Excellent care comes from specificity, and the Anastasia Lodge team makes a point of treating each of its residents with the individual attention that they deserve. This is the reason behind their tremendous success, and is what will lead the team forward into the next thirty years. Contact Details Anastasia Lodge Norma Dimaiwat – Registered Manager [email protected] www.autumn-gardens.com

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