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We risk assess each visit and do our utmost to make visits happen as well as facilitating communications including telephone calls, video calling, emails, letters, window visits and so on.
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important that we protect all our Residents and staff.
Typical symptoms of Coronavirus include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to sense of smell or taste. These symptoms may progress more in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long-term serious health conditions.
With this in mind, we wanted to let you know the steps we are taking in order to minimise the chances of the virus spreading within our Home.
In addition to our high standards of infection control already in place, Canwick House has successfully launched an initiative called “Healthy and Happy”, bringing a new and continued focus on cleaning and sanitisation in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Focusing our efforts on infection control is paramount and we have staff allocated to cleaning within the home including frequent sanitising of all surfaces as well as regular deep cleans. This is monitored with routine audits carried out by the management team.
Our Home provides environment to implement natural ventilation into daily life, with lots of large social areas to enjoy as well as spacious bedrooms with en-suite facilities to allow plenty of personal space for each Resident.
How fortunate were we at Canwick to secure funding to commission the build and installation of our safe space. Our Covid safe pod allows for visiting in a totally safe environment. This is bookable in advance as strict infection control measures are in place.
A floor to ceiling dividing screen with intercom in our brand new pod, overlooking the garden and the Home means you get privacy and time with your loved one, in our cosy space.
You will liaise with the home directly to book an appointment. Visitor code and policy is made accessible for all visitors to follow.
We encourage you to book in a visit with us, following Government Covid-19 guidance, we will facilitate your visit to be completely safe and compliant.
We are a warm Home with compassionate, professional Staff who look forward to welcoming you to Canwick House.
Welcoming Shelley! Our Foot Care Practitioner
We are so fortunate to have Shelly as part of our Health Care team for our Residents.
"I qualified as a nurse from Pilgrim hospital in 1997 and worked on ENT till 1999. I then went into the community till 2006 when I finished my training as a Foot Healthcare Practitioner. Since 2016, I have been a practice nurse 2 days a week at my local surgery and care for feet 3 days a week"
“Shelley has done wonders to my feet! I almost feel 21 again, performing my ballet.” Evril
"Shelley treats our Residents with total care and professionalism, managing the most nervous of Residents, to become calm and composed . Marie has driven foot-care to the forefront of care highlighting the importance of healthy feet and has developed staff learning around chiropody." Catherine, Care Home Manager
Gemma says,"“Knowing that Shelley has a nursing background fills us with confidence and pride that each of our Residents will be seen, with the care and experience they deserve. She is skilled at what she does and I’m over the moon to refer our Residents to Shelley for all foot care needs.”
We understand how important being mobile is, remaining safe and independent. From bath hoists, to walking frames, from wheelchairs to Sara Stedy, we have a range of equipment to support Residents and regularly undertake training to remain at the forefront of skill when using this equipment.
“Whether it’s a walk to the dining room, or venture out into the picturesque village of Canwick, we shall support you, every step of the way”
Rosa, Care Assistant
Our Homehealth Team supports your health.We contact our Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are on hand every day.
“The Home Health Team nurses build up a rapport with you, so we get to know what your “normal” is. Changes can therefore be identified quickly and support given effectively. This promotes your comfort, your well-being and your quality of life. This is so important to us at Canwick House”
Michelle, Senior Care Assistant
Our Blue Box, recognised within the NHS, assists our Staff to conduct clinical assessments and communicate the results to healthcare professionals. These results are communicated instantly to our HomeHealth Team - a wonderful team of Advanced Nurse Practitioners Working together, in the best interests of our Residents.
Effective and efficient care which maintains quality of health and wellbeing of our Residents.
Our district nursing team provides Canwick House with total nursing care and support, contactable day and night, Residents who are terminally ill, physically disabled or with complex needs can be cared for by our trained and qualified nurses.
“I cannot stress how reassuring it is to work with such an outstanding set of nurses who support us to deliver the very best care to our Residents. Making the right decision in a timely manner is what is important here and I feel we absolutely make this happen with effective communication and a team of cheerful, professional nurses”
Rachel, Senior Care Assistant
Protected Meal Times
Breakfast: 9:30- 10:30
Mid-morning: Refreshment snacks
Dinner: 12:30 – 13:30
Mid-afternoon: Refreshment snacks
Tea: 16:30 – 17:30
Canwick House is committed to foods that are fresh, wholesome and promote the health, well-being and vitality of our Residents. A healthy balanced diet is scientifically proven to reduce cancers, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Food and refreshments are available throughout the day and Residents may request their meal at a preferred time in a preferred place. Although choice is always offered, we find our Residents prefer the routine of dining together in our spacious dining room overlooking our beautiful garden.
“Witham Court” mental health services support psychological and / or emotional problems often the effects of Dementia.
We communicate regularly to ensure the emotional and psychological needs of our Residents are being maintained. The trusted relationship Canwick House has built with our community psychiatric nurses means we get support and assistance quickly.
“ Working efficiently and with good will, means our Residents mental health is never compromised and is always at the forefront of our care”
Gemma, Deputy Manager
All your haircare needs are managed by Jane, our wonderful hairdresser who visits us fortnightly.
“Hairdressing is a very rewarding job and I take this very seriously. Offering the ladies and gents at Canwick House the pampering they deserve. I enjoy getting to know you as this helps me to understand exactly how you like your hair. With over 40 years experience in hairdressing I am confident I can help you to look and feel Great!”
Jane - Hairdresser, Canwick House
"Jane enhances each Resident’s experience whilst at Canwick House, it’s amazing what Jane can do by spending time with each Resident. This is an essential service at Canwick and we are so fortunate to have such a caring Hairdresser." DeeDee - Care Assistant, Canwick House
After dedicating over 10 years as a carer at Canwick House, Shirley now leads activities through the week. Shirley effortlessly involves everyone, whether Residents join in, or simply watch on and cheer. Shirley is A real asset to our team and laughter and song is never too far away.
"It starts with building a trusted relationship, once this important bond is established I then guide our time effectively. Communication is my key skill here, and it doesn't always have to be verbal"
Shirley, Activities Co-ordinator
The super talented Jeremy spreads smiles and song throughout our Home. Leading Residents down memory lane as he performs all the classics we know and love. Jeremy is such a joy to have and our Residents vote for him to return, every time! Through music, Jeremy connects with all.