Our Care Philosophy
We pride ourselves in providing a home from home for our residents and in establishing a good working relationship with their relatives. Fostering this homely environment ensures that the needs of the resident can be fully met in both providing the care required and maintaining links and active engagement with families. A registered nurse is in attendance at all times to ensure that the residents medical needs are met and tailored to their individual requirements by the use of care plans.
Ascot Lodge is a Care Home with Nursing situated in well established Victorian House set in a residential area of Southport. The home provides 18 places for elderly residents. Southport town centre and the main railway station are located approximately one mile from the home.The simple philosophy of Rowan Tree Lodge Nursing Home is that all of us, however old or infirm have a fundamental right to self-determination, fulfilment, individuality and dignity in a happy and comfortable environment.
These values govern all that we do and ensure that residents know that they can enjoy complete privacy whenever they wish, that their independence and dignity will always be respected, that they will be cared for when ill and that maximum choice can continue to be exercised.
At Ascot Lodge we make use of a holistic approach in defining the individual care plan for each resident.
We provide care for long and short term clients and are experienced in palliative care. Matron (Mrs Thomas) is a member of the link nurse scheme with the palliative care team based at Queenscourt Hospice. We undertake continuing assessments of the residents needs to ensure that the care plan remains effective.
Most importantly these services are provided in a homely and friendly environment. It is essential that our residents regard Ascot Lodge as their "home" where they receive the highest levels of care.
We aim to provide a friendly and homely atmosphere for 16 elderly people with varying care needs and are organised so as to be relaxed, informal, and friendly. All our staff are carefully selected to uphold these values.
The objective of the home is to continually strive to make our philosophy of care a reality. This is achieved by appreciating that each resident is unique with individual expectations of the way in which his/her fundamental rights are attained.
Taking responsibility for one's own actions and explaining them to anyone who asks (e.g. to stakeholders, the general public, colleagues, partner agencies and policy makers). Organisational accountability includes the statutory responsibility of the NHS and Social Services Department.
Providing support that encourages individuals to do as much for themselves as possible, to maintain their independence and abilities and encourage people with disabilities to maximise their own potential and independence.
Activities of Daily Living
Tasks associated with the process of performing personal care, e.g. washing, bathing, dressing, hair and skin care, eating and drinking, and other basic daily tasks, such as caring for the home environment.
When health and social care professionals assess the domains/sub-domains of the Single Assessment Process (including the physical, emotional, mental health, spiritual, environmental, social, sexual, financial, cultural needs of an individual). An awareness of diversity issues including of an individual's history, culture, beliefs and identity is essential.
The use of interpreters, speaking to individuals and their carers in their own language with sensitivity and respect, is a key element of Holistic assessment. A holistic assessment should also identify abilities, strengths and preferences. The personal perspective, views and self-assessment should be encouraged. Conclusions on risks and needs then are made for the care planning stage.
Ascot Lodge - Southport, Merseyside