Your care in expert hands
Our 50 qualified nurses and trained care assistants provide 24-hour care for people with a wide range of nursing and personal needs. Clients soon see that we care in the fullest sense of the word. This reflects the personal qualities of our staff as much as their professional standing.
“I like the friendliness of the staff and the informality of the home. They’ll do anything for you and their patience is endless.”
In addition to general nursing, a number of our nurses have extensive hospice and/or palliative care experience, giving us exceptional levels of expertise in nursing people with progressive, incurable physical illnesses, as well as providing excellent end-of-life care for all residents. Some of our nurses also have qualifications in mental health nursing. This allows for expert advice and care for our residents with memory problems.
At Broomgrove we don’t cater for residents with progressive dementia needs or challenging behaviour.
We also specialise in short term respite care and convalescent care. We have rooms dedicated to these residents. Respite care allows carers at home to have that all important break or elderly people living on their own a short spell of recuperation from an illness. Convalescent care is ideally suited to provide support to those who require extra care between hospital and home following an operation.
All nursing staff and care assistants are appropriately qualified and experienced to meet the needs of our residents, however complex, and each resident has a detailed personal plan which covers his or her physical, psychological and social care. The protection of dignity and personal privacy is paramount to all our nursing care which reflects the preferences of each individual resident.
Our ratio of qualified nurses to care assistants is high, almost 1:2, and our ratio of qualified nurses and care assistants to residents is also high at 1:4. Several teams of nursing and care staff are on duty throughout the day, with another team on duty during the night. A minimum of two qualified nurses are on duty at any one time of the day or night.
We employ a well regarded, local GP service to make regular, routine calls to our residents. As well as extensive experience of general medicine, our doctors have particular expertise in palliative care and hold the Diploma in Palliative Medicine, the highest qualification that GPs can have in that specialism.