Gold Standards Framework

What is the Gold Standards Framework?

‘Aiming to achieve the best quality of life for residents particularly towards the end of life’

What is the Gold Standard Framework? Along with many care homes across the country, this home is working with residents, families and colleagues to develop improvements in the quality and organization of care for people approaching the end of their lives. As part of this process, this home has joined the National Gold Standards Framework in Care Homes Programme, supported by local facilitators, the National GSF team and other health care professionals.

There is an independent quality assurance process which recognises those homes that have undertaken the GSF training programme and who demonstrate full integration of the work into their home.

It’s a framework that enables a Gold Standard of Care for all people nearing the end of life. It helps us help provide the highest standard of care possible for not only our resident but also for their families as they face the last stage of their lives. We believe our residents deserve the best care that we can provide and this means a high quality, reliable and consistent standard –helping them to live well and die in the place and manner of their choosing. For many this means avoiding hospital admission in the final stages of their life, enabling them to die with dignity in the home, if that is their wish.

Part of the process involves gathering information as early as possible- whilst the resident is able to make a contribution. This is known as Advance Care Planning and this allows us to document the finer detail of what is important to an individual – such as religious and spiritual needs – getting in touch with an old friend, a favourite perfume, a bird feeder on a window or classical music and experiences that can make a difference in the final weeks and days of life.

Nazareth Lodge Residential Care Home, dedicated to providing the best possible care for all of its residents right up until the end of their lives, has been recognised with a major national award – for the second time.

To be accredited, homes have to achieve 20 quality standards, ranging from leadership and support to dignity and respect as well as submit a portfolio of evidence.

GSF Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide. Many halve the number of their residents dying in hospital as well as halving crisis hospital admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for families, residents and staff and significant cost savings for the NHS. Everyone in the home, ranging from care assistants to the activities coordinator and cook, is involved in regular reviews with the residents.

Testimonials

She enjoyed many of the activities organised in the home and I smile at the memory of her being asked to hold back to allow others to answer some questions for the crossword etc!

Mrs T, Daughter

Testimonials

Thank you so much for the love, support and care you have given both to DF and us his family in the last two weeks and making David's time with you comfortable and dignified, particularly in his last moments.

Family of DF

Testimonials

My husband is already a resident and I have spent two weeks in respite care. I have been wonderfully cared for and feel I have recovered very quickly. I cannot fault the staff, who are so caring and gentle and always cheerful. The food is lovely, well cooked and presented. There are plenty of activities organised and outings arranged for mobile residents. This is an excellent care home and its awards are well deserved.

JP, Respite Guest and Relative of Resident

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge is a Care Home in the true sense of the word. Not just for my parents but for me too. You all show such love and affection and concern.

DM, daughter

Testimonials

I have to thank you especially for the care and support you all gave my father in his last few days. I have related stories to friends with elderly parents that your night staff for instance were singing with him during the long hours of darkness. They couldn't believe it.

JB, Son

Testimonials

Staff made it easy for us to visit and we always felt sure our mother was being well looked after with excellent food, impeccable hygiene and careful thought given to every aspect of what would be best for her individually.

Mr S D, Son

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge prides itself on the emphasis placed in keeping and training its own staff and this shows in the quality of service and attitude of the staff towards residents and visitors.

TC, Relative

Testimonials

My father is being very well cared for and we have absolutely no cause for any complaint. The staff are wonderfully caring, patient and understanding. They always have time for each individual resident and for relatives, always ensuring that we, as visitors, are well looked after and are made to feel welcome. Would have no problem in recommending the home to others. Thank you, Nazareth Lodge, you deserve your CQC Outstanding recognition.

RP, Relative

Testimonials

When we first visited it seemed more like arriving at a small hotel or private house with the warmth of the welcome and reassurance this provided

Mr S D, Son

Testimonials

Care Chef 2014 award - the judges chose Suzie because she demonstrated a clear passion for flavours in every course of her meal. They felt her dishes were an honest reflection of the expertise currently enjoyed by the care sector

Testimonials

I am convinced that your incredible care and attention to detail made his last few days as comfortable as humanly possible and it was very humbling for me to witness.

CB, Son

Testimonials

Always my husband has received excellent care by cheerful, caring staff.
My needs have always been considered and a caring person has always been there when I have needed one.
Nobody wants to admit they cannot care for a loved one.
We are so lucky to have Nazareth Lodge who takes over so well.
Thank you all.

Mrs PE, Wife

Testimonials

Nazareth Lodge encourages a wide range of activities and outings - although my mother seemed to spend most of her time getting her hair done and having massages!

TC, Relative

Testimonials

I would like to thank you and everyone at Nazareth Lodge for the care you took of my cousin. It was so reassuring to know she was in safe hands. Thank you and your staff also who came to her service last Friday. It meant a lot.

FG, family of resident

Testimonials

I am kept informed of my mother's health and what she has been doing and when I visit I always feel welcome and as cared for as her. It is a joy to go to Nazareth Lodge which makes a huge difference to us all. As a family, we are extremely happy with the care and attention my mother gets and it is wonderful that she is very content and we know she is safe and being well looked after.

HS, Daughter

Contact Us

Nazareth Lodge
Penny Street
Sturminster Newton
Dorset
DT10 1DE

01258 472511

care@nazareth-lodge.co.uk

manager@nazareth-lodge.co.uk