Celebrating Our Incredible Nurses | Nursing Homes in Surrey

14 May, 2021  ·  Less than a minute read

Have you met any of our CHD Living nurses?

 


In celebration of International Nurses Day, we’re exploring the positive differences they make to our residents' lives every day.

 


What is a Nursing Home?

A nursing home is a safe and supportive residential home for people in need of specialised or medical care.

 


At our nursing homes in Surrey, our nurses focus on person-centred care that meets the needs of each individual, tailoring their services in line with personal care plans. They work alongside the residents’ families and other healthcare professionals to create bespoke care plans that allow residents to live with independence, respect, and dignity.
Nursing care in Surrey | professional carer comforting elderly lady at home
↑ nursing home carer supporting elderly lady at home

What Do Our Nurses Do?

Our nurses are passionate about improving the quality of life for our residents in a home-from-home environment. On a day-to-day basis, they'll typically administer medication, support rehabilitation, and provide companionship to those in their care.

 

 

Working alongside activities coordinators, our dedicated nurses ensure that residents are kept mentally and physically stimulated. Activities such as arts and crafts, baking, and gardening are available on a daily basis, offering care recipients a chance to socialise and have fun.


Nursing care - professional carer pushing elderly man in a wheelchair outside
↑ professional carer pushing elderly man in wheelchair in outdoor space

Celebrating Our Staff

For National Careers Week in March 2021, we met two of our esteemed staff members, Nicole and Paul, to celebrate the incredible work they do for their patients. They are both registered managers for our care at home branches in Surrey. 

 


Nicole said, “My job is never the same on a day-to-day basis, as there is always something happening. My main responsibilities are to ensure all service users are kept safe, happy, and comfortable in their own homes, and ensuring they live their lives, their way.

 


I make sure our care recipients receive the best quality of care, whilst supporting our wonderful care team in the community, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

 


I am passionate about care, as I feel everyone should be able to stay at home for as long as they want, or are able to. I will always try my hardest to ensure this happens for every one of our service users. Seeing people in their own homes receive care from our support workers makes me smile - and reminds me every single day why I do this job and why I love it!”

 


Paul told us, “I have been in the care sector for 7 years, starting as a support worker before working my way up the ladder to mentor, care coordinator, client coordinator, deputy manager - and now manager. I'm still very hands-on with carrying out care visits, and I enjoy seeing the people we support with smiles on their faces. It reminds me of exactly why I do my job!”

 


Nicole and Paul discuss their favourite part of their role in our previous blog.
Paul and Nicole, CHD Care at Home nurses, Nursing Care in Surrey
↑ Nursing care in Surrey - two Care at Home nurses, Paul and Nicole

How do Our Nurses Make a Positive Difference in Our Residents’ Lives?

Our nurses make a positive difference in our residents’ lives by feeding back progress or developments to other healthcare professionals, to ensure that the resident’s care is up-to-date. They work to maintain the health of the patients and monitor any progress, adapting their care plans accordingly. 

 


They maintain communication with the resident’s family to ensure that they’re happy with the treatment and have peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the most up-to-date care for their needs.

 


They also assist with the residents’ day-to-day care and hygiene, such as washing and dressing, to help them maintain their dignity and feel respected.

 

 

Our nurses also organise daily activities for residents, since it’s important to keep them stimulated, help strengthen their cognitive and motor skills, and help them stay socialised. 

 


They work hard to ensure that our residents and their families are always treated with dignity and respect, and are continuously informed about progress, changes, and further advice.

Nursing care - caregiver walking and smiling with elderly lady
↑ carer walking and smiling with elderly resident - nursing care

We’d like to thank our nurses for working tirelessly within our homes to provide quality person-centred, meaningful care for our residents. 

 

 

Read our previous blog to find out how we put smiles on our residents’ faces with a pop-up bar this spring!

 


Alternatively, if you’d like more information about our nursing homes in Surrey, please contact a member of our team.

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