All our nurses are fully qualified. All of our care staff are qualified up to or exceeding NVQ2 level or are training for this award whilst others are busy studying for higher qualifications.
When it comes to training, lots of care homes simply fulfil the minimum mandatory training. At Glebe Court we go above and beyond this by encouraging all staff to develop their skills, learning and expertise which we know not only helps us as individuals but enhances and supports all that we do for our residents.
Mandatory training includes First Aid, Food Hygiene, Moving and Handling and we supplement this with vocational and continuing professional development training on a wide range of topics such as activities, dementia and palliative care, equality and cultural diversity, infection control, safe administration of medicines, person centred care planning, stroke awareness, safeguarding adults, record keeping and report writing, healthier foods and special diets, domestic science and safe use of cleaning materials.
Much of the fire training, health and safety and learning more about Dementia care and the complex needs of residents are done in-house so we learn from, and support each along the way.
We are active members of the Bromley Council Training Consortium which supports and delivers wide and varied training opportunities for all abilities and across different aspects in the provision of quality care to residents.
The importance of life history and seeing the whole person helps us focus on individual needs, preferences, family, holidays, careers and much more so that we can start conversations and understand more about the person we are caring for. Personalisation of residents rooms is something we whole heartedly support, their favourite chair, recorded music, photographs and memorabilia can help start conversations and interaction as well as help us to understand each resident and their life experiences.