STAFF from Stewton House Nursing Home in Louth are celebrating after receiving a national award recognising their Gold Standard end of life care.
They received the accreditation status as part of the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) in Care Homes Quality Hallmark Awards.
GSF helps homes like Stewton House increase the number of residents approaching the end of their lives receive the care they want where they want it, protecting them from inappropriate hospital admissions and increasing their chances of dying in their preferred place of care – the care home.
Caron Davis, manager of Stewton House in Louth, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this prestigious award. We have always prided ourselves on the excellent care we have provided our residents. GSF has helped us formalise this and take our care to the next level, ensuring that residents enjoy their lives, receiving high quality care they want in their chosen place right up to the end.”
Those care homes that have received the GSF Quality Hallmark Award have demonstrated a real improvement in the quality of care they provide and halving of hospital deaths and crisis admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for families, residents and staff and significant cost savings for the NHS.