Our residents can exercise choice in all aspects of care and life. Person centred care planning is promoted. Residents and relatives are actively involved in the assessment and evaluation of the care provided.

GPs from both local surgeries provide fortnightly ward rounds and are happy to visit between times or as individual conditions indicate. We also have regular chiropody, dental, optician and physiotherapy visits.

The majority of rooms are single en suite and all are decorated and furnished to a high standard. Each room is provided with a flat screen free view television. A private telephone, via BT, can be arranged on request. Personalisation of the accommodation is encouraged and many residents bring pictures, photographs and treasured possessions with them.

The home features a number of individually designed bath and shower rooms, all fitted with modern nursing aids and equipment to enable even the most frail of residents to enjoy an easy, comfortable and dignified bath or shower.

Chelmick Corner

Our 13 bed high dependency unit is able to provide closer care and supervision for those residents suffering from dementia or conditions that would benefit from a higher staff ratio and more intimate environment.

Service and Facilities

The home has a choice of two comfortable lounges.

 

Our garden lounge provides large French doors, which open onto the paved water feature patio, before extending into the lawns and garden. Residents can enjoy sitting in a number of quiet areas including our sensory garden arbor or become actively involved with the raised vegetable beds, green house and rare breed chicken coop.

Five Star Catering

We attach great importance to food and diet and our catering staff work to the highest standards. The home has achieved platinum status in the Shropshire Healthy Eating Award Scheme, the highest level available.

The emphasis is very much on home cooking and only the best local ingredients are sourced. We offer 4 weekly menus, which are comprehensive, varied and nutritionally well balanced. These menus are changed seasonally to optimise use of fresh produce. ‘Lite Bites’ are available after kitchen hours. We cater for specialised diets and in our one to one meetings we discuss preferences, ensuring that individual likes and dislikes are accommodated.

Meals may be taken in the privacy of resident’s rooms or in either dining room.

Activities and Daily Living
 
We believe that a varied and comprehensive activities programme can add contrast and colour to a resident’s life. A detailed individual, personal and social history assists staff in providing a choice of daily activities and events.

Other activities and services include a hairdressing salon, monthly visiting entertainers, ‘Bee Active’ exercise classes, art and craft classes, hand and foot massage, monthly visits to the local library, a comprehensive DVD and CD library and a selection of talking books.

An informal residents Sunday service is held each week and a Holy Communion service monthly.

We also arrange regular outings on our specially adapted minibus to local areas of interest, tourist attractions, public houses and restaurants.

Management and Staff

Our team is made up of full and part time dedicated professionals who assist in providing the best quality care to our elderly residents.

All of our staff are trained to the highest standards and many achieve nationally recognised qualifications. We believe that by investing in our staff and promoting continual learning we are able to create the continuity of care that our residents deserve.

The management team covers all aspects of the day to day running of Churchill House. Both managers pride themselves on the excellent standards provided and lead their team in the delivery of hands on care.

General Manager – Heather Stanford RGN
Manager – Sue Brown RGN

Gold Standards Framework

The home has achieved Beacon status, the highest accolade awarded under the GSF scheme and this reflects the true excellence provided by the staff in its end of life care. This is a systematic, common sense approach to formalising best practice so that quality end of life care is standard for every resident.

 

Shropshire Partners in Care Awards In the SPIC bi-annual care awards we have attained:

• Nurse of the year 2012
• Carer of the year 2012
• Nurse of the year 2014
• The Health and Well Being award, for activity provision 2014