Rubislaw Park Care Home is proud to be nominated for a Scottish Care Award. We are thrilled to be one of the three finalists for the 'Palliative and End of Life Care Practise Award'.
This prestigious Awards Ceremony celebrates the best of the independent care home sector in Scotland; to be recognised for outstanding care is a huge honour.
What are the Scottish Care Awards?
Scottish Care represents the largest group of independent sector social care providers across Scotland, delivering residential care, nursing care, day care, care at home and housing support services. The awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise the achievements of dedicated workforces and individuals who receive support.
The arrival of Covid-19 and initial lockdown and Government Guidelines, meant a huge shift in the way all teams at Rubislaw Park Care Home worked; we adapted quickly to adhere to rules and ensure resident safety. Our swift and efficient response to Covid-19 placed us in a position to not only be able to help our residents, but offer assistance and support to the NHS and wider community.
Rubislaw typically provides residential, respite, nursing and dementia care to those aged 65 and over, however due to pandemic restraint on places of care we, under CI variation, admitted a number of residents aged 50 years or younger. Our purpose-built home and expert staff allowed us to welcome these new residents who required end of life care. For both residents and loved ones, it is an extremely difficult time when dealing with a terminal diagnosis. Our wonderful team went above and beyond in providing support and making plans to fulfil every wish for care and ultimate anticipatory plans.
Rubislaw have subsequently secured a Palliative/End of Life Contract which is currently being supported by the nursing unit, meaning we are able to care for residents with a terminal diagnosis ongoing. We are currently caring for five residents for Palliative care, as part of a test of change with the NHS. Rubislaw is hoping that this Contract is extended.
The feedback we have had from residents' families has been outstanding and the care residents are receiving has been recognised as Gold Standard in Palliation. We are continuing with a weekly project group to ensure on-going consistency and operational elements continue to be met to be able to consistently provide first-class End of Life Care.
What is End of Life Care?
End of Life Care is support for people who are in the last months or years of their life. This type of care is designed to provide care and an environment where those receiving care are able to die with dignity. The people providing care should ask you about your wishes and preferences, and take these into account as they plan your care. They should also support family, carers and/or loved ones.
For more information on the care services we provide or if you are looking to book a home tour we welcome you to contact our helpful team today.