Staff at the Ravenhurst Care Home in Stourport have been honoured with a prestigious award for their efforts in improving care for dementia patients.
The award was presented to Anastasia Meredith, the manager of the Sanctuary Care-run home, and her deputy Mary Grannell at the headquarters of Worcestershire County Council. At County Hall, the prestigious Improving the Quality of Dementia Care award was presented to them by Eddie Clark, the council’s director of adult and community services.
Ms Meredith attributed the award partly to the support the home has had from the community, but mainly to the enthusiasm and hard work of her staff and the excellent training in dementia care they have undergone. She also revealed what the Ravenhurst Care Home plans to do with the £7,500 grant that accompanied the award, saying:
“The improvements this grant will allow us to make will help to support the independent and meaningful activities people living with dementia need, to ensure their well-being.”
To this end, the home plans to create a outdoor environment for residents, along with sensory garden and farmhouse dining experience, that is actually located inside the home.