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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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