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Our Philosophy of Care
At Clarence House in Ferndown, Dorset, all care staff within the home are appropriately qualified to deliver the highest standards of care possible. They embrace the fundamental principles of good care practice, and can be witnessed through the delivery, conduct and control of quality care. A continuous staff training programme is implemented to ensure that these high standards are maintained in line with the latest initiatives and developments in care practices as laid down in appropriate legislation, regulations and standards.
Those who live in the home should be able to do so in light of their own individual requirements and to benefit from the care given. Residents shall live in a clean, comfortable and safe environment and be treated with respect and sensitivity to their individual needs and abilities. A resident's care is complemented by a programme of activities which stimulates mental alertness, self-
Our Core Values of Care are designed to meet the following objectives:
A service of the highest quality that will improve and sustain overall quality of life.
Flexible delivery of care services in an attentive and non-
Respect for each resident's needs and values in matters of religion, culture, race or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, parenthood and disabilities or impairments.
Delivery of a full care service in accordance with the Statement of Terms and Conditions agreed at the point of moving into the home.
Managing and implementing a formal programme of staff planning, selection, recruitment, training and personal development to enable care needs to be met.
Efficient and effective management of the care service to make best use of resources and to maximise value for money.
The provision for all of written information on the home's procedure for handling complaints, comments and compliments.
Residents and their families are encouraged to participate in the development of individual care plans.
We operate an open visiting system and encourage family and friends to visit at any time. Our overall philosophy of care is "treat all residents and colleagues as you wish to be treated yourselves".