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It’s that time of year again!  We are busy planning the Christmas celebrations and are pleased to say that two of our local primary schools will be coming in to visit in the lead up to Christmas after the unavoidable two-year break.  We have also planned our unit Christmas Parties and as always family and friends are welcome to come and join the celebrations. Platinum Jubilee Weekend It is wonderful for us to be able to freely welcome visitors into the home for the first Bank Holiday after the lifting of Covid Restrictions. Hopefully, we will be able to use our new Garden furniture over the weekend. The home is decorated, the kitchen has been working extremely hard to recreate menus from the 1950’s to bring back memories and to educate the youngsters on times gone by. Our chefs have also created the winning ‘Platinum Pudding ‘Lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle to try on Saturday after the Barbecue. On Thursday one of our longest residing gentlemen will help us reveal the plaque for our tree planted to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. In line with the Queen’s Green Canopy, we have planted a tree in our main garden. The tree is a King Crimson Maple tree, and the plaque has been produced by the Royal British Legion. The tree joins the Apple tree we planted ten years ago for the Diamond Jubilee which flowers and provides us with apples each year. Some activities have been arranged and our aim is to go with the flow to enable you as families to connect as you wish to do so. We are ensuring that those who wish can watch the extensive coverage on the television while those who want a quieter time do not miss out. On Sunday, our residents will be partaking of Afternoon Tea (with a twist at lunchtime) and some small snacks will be available for those who visit on Sunday afternoon. Each unit will be doing something a little different, with the likes and preferences of the residents. Platinum Jubilee Weekend Activities. Thursday 2nd June 22. Royal Themed Games. Watch Trouping the Colour. (10am) Revealing the Tree Plaque in the Garden. Watch the Lighting of the Beacons. (8pm) Friday 3rd June 2022. Watch Thanksgiving Service. (9.15am) D’Fine. – Dance troupe in Lakeland lounge. 11am. Bingo. (2pm) in YDU lounge. Watch The Crown Jewels. 7.30pm. Saturday 4th June 2022. Lunchtime barbecue indoors. Watch Platinum Party at the Palace. (7.30pm) Sunday 5th June 2022. Afternoon Tea Party (lunchtime onwards.) Watching the Platinum Pageant (1pm.)
Updated Visitors Policy. 4/05/2022. Chadderton Total-Care has always promoted an open visiting policy and visitors have always been welcome at any time in the home with resident’s consent following the lifting of restrictions we would just like to clarify our visiting policy going forward. We have made a decision that all inside visiting will for the foreseeable future be confined to resident’s room. Our reasons being to attempt to deter the spread of any airborne virus whilst the threat of Covid-19 remains and also to maintain the privacy and dignity of our residents within their own home. If this causes a problem for you, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you. If you let us know you are coming, we will try to assist your relative to their room prior to your visit or we ask that you alert staff who will bring your relative to you while you wait in their room.  If there are any issues, please speak to senior staff who will attempt to resolve any problems. We have also decided to protect our resident’s mealtimes. Through Covid residents have taken their meals in the dining rooms supported by staff without interruptions however well meant by visitors and affording them the privacy and dignity that we would expect in our own homes. We will now ask that visitors refrain from visiting before 10am in the morning, between 12.00 and 13.15 and between 17.00 and 18.15. We accept that this may be difficult for some family members, and we ask that they speak to unit staff who will try to accommodate this and also the family members who assist their loved one with meals will be able to continue to do so in their own rooms, again please speak to unit staff. Due to the importance of residents seeing and interacting with their relatives’ various methods of communication will continue to be used if you are unable to visit. Residents’ families can be called via face time, zoom calls etc to allow them to speak to each other. Since the start of the pandemic, we have had many variations of visiting and this policy sets out what is current at present. We do have to stress however that this could change at any time with very little notice due to Covid circumstances and while we will endeavour to notify everyone as soon as we can it may not always be possible. Essential Care Givers. A resident if able can if they choose, nominate 1 person to visit them in their room each day, if they do not wish to nominate someone all other visits remain an option for family and friends. If the resident does not have capacity to nominate an essential care giver, then the unit will discuss with the next of kin or advocate as to the benefit to the resident and who would be the most appropriate person to provide this care. The essential care giver can visit at any time even during an Outbreak where the home may have had to suspend visiting. All visitors no longer need to wear full PPE; however, you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and to keep this in place throughout the visit in the resident’ s room and we will ask the visitor to remain in the room with the resident throughout the visit using the nurse call bell if the resident requires assistance. While we will do all we can to avoid disturbance of the visit there may be times when we do need to interrupt Visits in Exceptional Circumstances. This is mainly but not exclusively as a resident is reaching the final stage of life and should be discussed with unit staff and again these visits may take place at any time. It is important to ensure family members and close friends can meet and say their goodbyes, if necessary, but a sensible number must be agreed for the comfort of the resident. Any relatives who will not cooperate with the guidelines will be asked to leave. Visits for special occasions. All residents and families have special occasions, and we can now hopefully try to increase visits for these occasions. Resident’s families to be encouraged to let us know of the special events and discussions to take place on the unit to facilitate this whilst maintaining the safety of residents and staff. Visits outside the care home. Any resident who has spent a night in hospital following an emergency admission will no longer have to isolate when they return to the home unless they are known to have been in contact with a positive case and they will be allowed to mingle once a negative test has been completed. A resident who has stayed in hospital following a planned admission and who is negative on discharge does not need to isolate on their return. While we all want our residents to enjoy visits both within and outside the home, we need to ensure we take as many precautions as possible to keep all residents, staff, and visitors safe. Any of the above may be changed at very short notice if the home suffers an outbreak. An outbreak consists of 2 people or more, staff or resident testing positive on the same unit, this will almost always mean the unit / home closing for a period of time which is why we must all play our part in following the guidance to protect our residents. We will always follow the instructions of Public Health in closing areas of the home however on some occasions some areas of the home may be able to stay open or facilitate different visiting arrangements at different times but if you have any concerns, please ask the nurse in charge. Please be guided by nursing staff if your relative/friend is unwell as to appropriate timings of visits. It may be necessary to interrupt, for a short time, a visit to deliver essential nursing care or for visits by other health care professionals e.g., Doctors. Your relative will of course be consulted about this. The need for privacy is respected when you visit, and staff will always knock before entering a room. The exception to this would be if the fire alarms were to sound during a visit. If you have any queries regarding visiting, please see the nurse in charge of your relative’s nursing unit, or the nurse in charge of the home. In line with government legislation visitors will not be permitted to smoke in the building following the 1st of July 2007. Any visitor appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances will be asked to leave the home if they are likely to cause harm or a disturbance to residents or staff. Can we remind all visitors, this is not just your relatives home and we ask that you respect other residents, families and staff and you remember that our resident’s health is the primary reason for them being within the home and we ask that you leave at a reasonable time to allow them to get their rest and for care to be provided. Reviewed 20/9/21 To be reviewed 31/10/21. Reviewed 1/11/21 Reviewed 1/12/21 Reviewed 1/01/22 Reviewed 2/02/2022. Reviewed 10/02/2022 Reviewed 4/03/22 Reviewed 5/4/22. Reviewed 25/4/22 Reviewed 4/5/22 Total Care Quarterly Newsletter Nov Dec 2017

Virtual Dementia Tour Experience comes to Chadderton Total Care

On the 21st and 22nd  of November Chadderton Total Care are hosting the ‘Virtual Dementia Tour Experience’  as a training tool for our staff we are also inviting local groups which operate within our community, i.e. Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society amongst others to join us. The aim of the tour is to understand by walking in the shoes of a person with dementia, we can start to comprehend the issues that they experience every day.  The tour helps staff and loved ones to truly understand that by making adjustments to care we can really start to improve the lives of our residents living with dementia. The Virtual Dementia Tour was invented 20 years ago in America by world renowned professional PK Beville, it is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that we can give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like.  By understanding dementia from the person’s point of view our staff and carers can change practice, reduce issues and improve the day to a day lives of some of our residents living with this condition. The current statistics show that 1 in 3 people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This will increase to over one million by 2025 and over two million by 2050. At Total Care we have a purpose built EMI (Elderly Mentally Infirm) unit accommodating twenty seven residents in single en suite rooms. The suite provides a safe, secure and comfortable home for our patrons whose needs are best met by EMI nursing care. The Saddleworth Suite is accredited as an EMI nursing unit and is staffed by experienced nurses with mental health and general nursing qualifications. Care assistants have access to NVQ training at levels 2 and 3 in direct care and specialist courses in the care of clients with long term mental health needs. A Dignity Champion is also based in this suite and helps to promote the care of people with dementia. The staff from Saddleworth Suite,  The Dales Suite along with many members of the Total Care team will attend the Virtual Dementia Tour and bring back the experience into the unit, the knowledge gained will help us in making adjustments to our care so we can further improve the lives of people living with dementia at Total Care The website address is this will give you a fuller description of the experience and the aim of the course

8 July 2015 – Total Care To Cut Carbon Footprint

Today’s commencement of the complete replacement of all lighting systems within the home to user friendly LED lighting. The contract is due to take 2 weeks and will provide a better ambient lighting atmosphere for our residents whilst saving in excess of 170,000 kg of CO2 carbon emissions per year. This is the first phase of ongoing policies to further reduce the “carbon footprint” of the home as part of it’s Green Policy.

PRESS RELEASE 29 June 2015


Chadderton Total Care, a renowned local nursing home, has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people. Chadderton Total Care welcomed its first residents in 1987 and since then has provided outstanding residential and general nursing care to the families of Oldham and the wider Greater Manchester community. All the original principles established nearly 30 years ago have endured as the home has continued to develop over the decades and the facilities have been extended and enhanced. As a significant local employer, Total Care recognises that one of its most valuable assets is its staff. In the nursing and care sector, it takes a particular type of person to give as much of themselves for the betterment of others. In return for this commitment given to both residents and the organisation, Total Care supports its staff in developing skills and providing opportunities for advancement in their chosen career which in turn, provides better services for its clients. Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business. Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Chadderton Total Care on their Gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. Chadderton Total Care should be extremely proud of their achievement.” Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Total Care and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Gold accreditation, Chadderton Total Care is certainly working to realise their people potential.” Commenting on the award, Mr Alan Miller, Director of Chadderton Total Care said: “The Investors in People standard has supported our staff development programme since 1997. The management team were adamant that we could aim even higher and as a result of the continued commitment and determination of all our staff, we are extremely proud to have attained the gold standard. For Chadderton Total Care to be in the 7% of companies accredited with the Investors in People award is a significant achievement.”

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