Sholden Hall retreat employs a General Manager, Shirley Oxley who has a wealth of experience in the field of caring for both the elderly and those with dementia.
Shirley leads a team of care staff who have all had extensive training, including training for all levels of dementia care.
We have dementia qualified advocates, two qualified practitioners in dementia care mapping, and four staff members that are qualified in cornerstones training.
This is so vital in the care of those living with dementia, we look at staff approaches, the environment, a persons health. Our aim is to enrichment and self hood through a person centred approach to ensure that all of our residents human rights are maintained and have well-bing needs met at all times
Our training programmes are on-going and conform to all legislation and guidance including that of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
We also employ a chef and ancillary staff to provide housekeeping and maintenance services.
Sholden Hall has been successful in selection proccess from Bradford University Dementia Care group and funded and supported by the Kent & Medway Partnership Trust, the courses consisted of: Leadership and Management, Dementia Care Mapping, Cornerstones and Advocacy and Facilitation of dementia care.
All of the staff that attended the courses have bought back knowledge and understanding of how to ensure we develop as a care home of excellence in enriched model of care and a person centred home for those people wanting to live here.
Our work has been recognised by the commisioners of KMPT as good care practise and comments by them regarding our vision and changes we have made, " turns a service that really impacts on the quality of life of vulnerable people it is what we are all here to do."