At Beulah Lodge our residents are encouraged to live as independently as possible
We believe the success to good Care planning is not to apply a one size fits all approach. We appreciate and embrace that everyone is unique. This practice is applied from the very outset of our care planning procedures when a full assessment is carried out before a new resident moves into the home. Our planning ensures we can meet the individuals needs and provide them with the best possible outcome.
We understand that moving into a new home is a daunting experience and may be due to bereavement, loneliness or declining health. We ensure that we are sensitive to the individuals needs and aim to make the experience as seamless as possible. Involving the individual in the move is vital and when possible, we suggest a period of respite care. If this is not possible, we encourage sharing a meal or afternoon tea with our other residents. A literature pack is also available and provides comprehensive information about our service.
On arrival to the home new residents and families are given a welcome pack and residents guide detailing essential information.
At this stage, our work has only just begun as we begin our journey on preparing a fully comprehensive care plan unique to the individual recording their wishes, preferences and goals.
Below is a typical of example of some of the documentation we retain for every resident:
- Personalised Care Plan
- Individual personal care requirements
- Physical and mental health history and needs
- Activity and lifestyle choices
- Risk Assessments
- Key worker reviews with residents
- Management 6 monthly reviews
- Religious and cultural needs
- End of life wishes
Once a resident has settled into the home and becomes familiar with the staff, we discuss allocating a key worker. A key worker acts as a first port of call for the resident and provides the opportunity for a closer bond to form.
In order to monitor the service we provide we have a very a proactive approach. First and foremost, we believe that equality is everyone’s responsibility. This ethos runs throughout the home and we actively encourage feedback from anyone who uses our service. We have an open door policy and regularly canvass the views of our residents, their relatives and advocates, members of staff, health care professionals and governing bodies.
We also hold regular residents and staff meetings giving everyone a chance to voice any opinions, concerns or suggestions they might have about life at Beulah. This serves as an invaluable opportunity for staff and management to improve the overall quality of the home.
We also have a complaints policy and suggestions book available.
Activities & Outings
At Beulah Lodge we encourage our residents to keep a healthy mind and body by arranging a variety of activities and outings which are chosen by the residents themselves. Activities are adapted to individuals needs and abilities and we ensure they are inclusive. Relatives are given the opportunity to come along on trips and events held at the home giving families a memorable day to share together.
We make the most of our central location with shopping and coffee trips to town, both in groups and on a one-to-one basis.
In-house activities include:
- Music and Movement
- Pets as Therapy
- Music for Health workshops
- Weekly Bingo, board games, puzzles and crosswords
- Cooking & baking
- Seasonal crafts & Card making
- Knitting & jewellery making
- In-house music and shows
- Race day
- Themed meals & quizzes
- Church services
- In-house clothing sale
- Museum visit
- Cheese and wine suppers and cream teas
- Beulah mobile shop
Outings that our residents have enjoyed include theatre trips, local garden centres, the seaside, Buckingham Palace, tea dances, pub lunches and sea life centres.
We have special meals that are fun for days like Valentines Day or Halloween, I cant wait for their Christmas lunch, Beulah resident
The quality of care here is second to none
The staff are amazing, so kind and patient.