Welcome to Wychdene
Wychdene Residential Home is a long-term residential care home for the placement of eople aged 65 onwards. We specialise in providing support to males and females who can no longer live on their own and require help with washing, dressing, mobility and all aspects of personal care. The home is set in large gardens edged by trees a short walk from Broadstairs town centre; which is located on the Kent coast - close to Broadstairs beach.
Our Aims & Objectives
Maintaining a safe and happy environment
Making sure residents are aware of their surroundings, positioning of furniture and equipment and location of any activities available within the home, its lounges or gardens
To ensure all residents have a clear understanding of the carer call system. To ensure residents know how to operate and make the best use of the aids available: hearing aids, spectacles, speech recorders and to encourage any resident whose sight is poor to use facilities such as talking books.
Eating and drinking
To serve meals with attention to residents’ likes and dislikes. To note any resident who does not like a particular meal, involvement of resident in choosing their meals is very important. To ensure a balanced diet, to note problems and report them e.g. loss of appetite or weight changes. Correct diet for each resident (diabetic etc.) and maintain adequate fluid intake.
Bathing and dressing
Preserve dignity and maintain privacy at all times, this is paramount to the care of residents. Assistance where needed and know how to maintain privacy. Report any abnormal skin conditions, check pressure areas and oral hygiene. Encourage independence at all times and involve residents in choosing their own clothes.
Close observations and assistance whilst walking as required. Encourage independence but giving help when necessary, to be patient and give reassurance at all times.
Helping residents to get essential hours of sleep is an important part of the 24 hour care given to all residents. This is achieved by: administration of any prescribed drugs, ensuring comfort, pain relief and practical measures to aid sleep e.g. warm drink. Recognising that sleep doesn’t come easily to everyone and to identify why a resident cannot sleep.
Assess residents’ abilities and interests. Provide opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Encourage group activities e.g. shopping trips and outings. Talk to residents as individuals, it can be quite surprising what some like to talk about or what they would like to do.
Welcome and enhancement
To maintain a homely and welcoming environment for residents, their families and friends. To promote the move into the Wychdene Residential Home as the start of a new beginning and enhance the quality of life.