Our care homes are family owned, this means we know all our homes and residents individually and understand the difference between specialist dementia care or simply looking after older people, unlike many care homes that are part of a larger care organisation where the residents are simply just a number.
At Cedars Care Group we take a people centred approach, and like to refer to the people who live with us, as residents not service users.
Each resident has an individually tailored care plan and is assigned their own key worker. To maintain our commitment to excellence we hold frequent meetings with family members and external specialists. In fact we encourage our residents’ families and friends to have an active role in the every day lives of their loved ones, both inside and outside the home. This approach helps maintain a high quality of life for each resident. We also have a panel of local GPs for each home to help supplement day-to-day care.
Working closely with local authorities, Primary Care Trusts and NHS Trusts, Cedars Care Group is committed to building partnerships focused on constant service improvements that meet the needs of the individual and are in line with regulatory requirements and best practice.
With a Cedars Care Group home, there are no hidden costs – unlike some of our competitors, the cost of laundry services and most of our activities are included in the cost of accommodation. We are continually adding to the list of services available to residents. Please speak to the care home manager or look at the information included at the back of this pack to see which services are available in the home you are interested in. And of course, if there is something you feel is missing please let us know, so that we can add it to the list of services on offer.
All of our homes have weekly activity plans and we find that residents generally start doing the hobbies they either have always wanted to or used to do before they joined us. In our homes, there is always something of interest going on, including board games, arts & crafts, bingo, exercise classes or trips outside the home. We also encourage our residents to take part in everyday activities within the home if they wish, from a spot of gardening, cooking, cleaning or simply making a cup of tea.
Knowing each of our residents individually helps in many ways, from forming bonds to easing the condition of those with dementia through reminiscence. Over the years, we have swapped some amazing life stories and forged strong friendships.