RORY VISITS BEACON EDGE NURSING HOME FOR LOCAL DEMENTIA PATIENTS
Rory spent time this week meeting staff, patients and their relatives at the Beacon Edge Specialist Nursing Home in Penrith, which provides nursing care for 35 residents who are living with dementia.
Rory chatted with senior carer assistant, Ellen Harrison, who has worked at Beacon Edge for seventeed years, and had a chance to see the mursing home’s unique approach to person-centred care, including specialist features like memory boxes that capture residents’ personal momentos, before joining residents for a cup of tea in the dining room.
Rory said: “This is a very special care home, and I was so impressed by the professionalism, expertise and compassion displayed by its dedicated staff, who clearly work very hard to make their patients’ lives as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. Meeting patients’ relatives is an essential part of seeing how well a home operates, and it is gratifying to see so many relatives who are happy with the care their loved ones are receiving. I feel very grateful for the opportunity to have met with everyone today, and wish everyone continuing success.”
Home manager Deborah Byrne said: “It was fantastic to have Rory at Beacon Edge and for him to see the hard work and commitment of all our staff. He spent time speaking to everyone on the day, which meant a lot to residents, family members and staff, and taking the time to find more about the specialist care that we provide. We have strong links with our local community and it was great to welcome Rory to our home – we look forward to welcoming him back!”