We've only gone and won an award... 🏆🥇
Compton View has won the award for 'Best for Special Needs' in the Care Home Awards 2021.
We are so immensely proud of our team and the dedication they put into their jobs each and every day. This is Compton View' first award and it couldn't be a better award to win. To win an award for a dementia resident when we aren't even a specialist care home for dementia is remarkable, this really shows the support our team provides. To win an award during the Covid-19 pandemic is also outstanding, it goes to show that no matter what the world throws at us, our team will always remain dedicated to their jobs and they will still provide the same, equal level of love and compassion to each and every one of our residents.
Here's our story..
One of our staff member's dedication changed the ending of one resident's story at our gorgeous little care home. She is the representative of the quality of special needs care at our home.
One of our residents had been written off by the medical profession and placed on End of Life Care due to her behavioural issues secondary to her dementia diagnosis. When she arrived at Compton View she would bite, kick, punch and use some of the most colourful language you could think of. A senior member of staff took her under her wing and went in every day, singing along quietly to the radio as she tidied the corners of her room, keeping out of arm's reach of our resident.
Day by day, our team member continued patiently to talk to our resident and sing her favourite songs, but as our resident became weaker, she finally allowed us to brush her hair and clean her nails. Soon, incredibly, we were able to feed her from a spoon.
Our resident very gradually started to put on weight and was also heard singing along to the music. Months passed and she did not die, in fact, she started sitting in her chair during the day. The improvements continued over time and now, while she still doesn't like personal care, and swears dreadfully sometimes, our family of staff are her family now, too. She gets dressed every morning and her weight is stable and healthy. Best of all, she comes into the lounge every afternoon to enjoy activities with the other residents.
With time, patience, a refusal to give up on anyone, ever, and a devotion to caring for the elderly generation produced an extraordinary outcome at Compton View.