Piper Court Care Home is situated in a housing estate in Stockton-on-Tees. It is a traditional working class community made up of hard-working, warm and generous people.
The welcome we give to visitors reflects the friendliness that is evident in the wider community. As people come through the door they are greeted with a smile and asked if they would like a drink, no matter who they are.
When staff interact with residents we don’t want them to be someone they’re not. Lots of our staff are from the local community, so interaction should be just as it’s always been. This is such a close community and we want to encourage social rapport, so not only are staff very warm, they use colloquialisms. We get the families involved too – it’s a very eclectic approach.
We believe in giving our residents plenty things to do, if they so wish, and our Activities Co-ordinator talks to our residents, most of whom come from within a ten-mile radius, to find out what they would be interested in. We have gardening, we’re raising funds for a cinema room, we have people in from the local community to talk about what’s going on that might interest them. We’re hoping soon to have more groups from local schools, colleges and the church. It’s an ongoing and very flexible programme of activities. The important thing is that we want to give our residents a choice abut what they do.
Residents are also involved in the day-to-day running of the Home, laying tables and sometimes cleaning. We have monthly resident assemblies, and we also include residents on job interview panels. They pose some very interesting questions, and it gives us a good insight into how new staff will react with the residents.
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Akari Care is a family of Residential Care Homes spread across the UK, with the largest concentration of homes in the north-east. We choose the word ‘family’ with good reason, because in many ways it epitomises our values. Each Care Home we view as an extended family, bringing together residents and their families, our colleagues in care, clinicians, hairdressers, commissioners and CQC regulators, members of the local community – the list goes on. In this way, we are able to create a warm and inclusive environment in which our residents can feel a real sense of security and belonging, while at the same time retaining their dignity and self respect.
We never compromise on the quality of our services, nor would you expect us to. Our extended team includes trusted GPs, Dentists, Chiropodists and Dieticians, who all work hard to improve our residents’ quality of life. Our dementia Care Homes have qualified, dedicated staff who help people to maintain their identity and dignity.