This paper introduces us about the Newfield care home. Newfield lodge is a care home for the dementia patients which give facilities for entertainment, interaction and encouragement to the residents. It has been introduced in 19th century at St Anne’s. The staffs in this care home are trained with dementia care (Clark 2016).
New field nursing home is a two storey building, which is providing nursing care above 60 residents. I have been working here from February 2017 and I can tell that there is a total space of 64 people and has 18 emergency beds. This home is divided into four areas. Out of them two areas are specialized for the care of dementia (Mosoiu, Dumitrescu and Connor 2014).
Here in this care home these things are available:
- Modern kitchens providing freshly prepared meals
- A visiting Community Chiropodist, Dentist, Hairdresser, Optician, Community Physiotherapist and Aroma therapist.
- A library including talking books
- All bedrooms have their own en suite washing and toilet facilities
- A 13 person stretcher lift, to all floors
The old age people are more prone to infection and it is necessary to take special care of them. The steps which are taken in Newfield lodge are to protect the residents from infections, which are generally spread while eating and living (Lewis, Ashton and Hoare 2013). Sometimes the infection gets worse and is difficult to recover. Infections are also caused by the germs which are antibiotic resistant. Infections are sometimes spread by meeting the family members or relatives. So before meeting with the patients whether they are staff or family members, we must wash our hands and clean them properly (Khaksar et al. 2016).
Care homes are vulnerable to security risks who are to be accessed carefully to ensure the protection of residents and equipments both (Scales et al. 2016).
This type of security enables users to protects the residents. Access-control systems can be used as a small scale for just one door and also can be used as a wide security system, such as CCTV, alarms and perimeter fences. This type of security system provides users to deal with great flexibility. They are run through computer systems, which are meant to enable photo ID cards for a new staff of for a replacement. There are various methods for monitoring these security systems. These include RFID, swipe card, PIN or biometric readers which are quickly detected at entrance gates or doors (Kodner and Spreeuwenberg 2012).
From this report it can be concluded that Newfield care home is a good and safe place for the care of the residents with dementia. It is well maintained, hygienic and secured for the old age people. It is having sufficient space, good hygiene, well maintained kitchen and safe security system. thus it is a good residential home care centre for dementia patients.
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