Celebrations as Market Deeping care home scoops regional title

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CARE home staff are thrilled after winning a regional award for their work.

The Holland House Nursing Home in Church Street, Market Deeping won the Care Employer Award in this year’s Great East Midlands Care Awards.

The winners were announced at a ceremony on Friday last week at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Home manager Daniela Morosanu said: “Everyone is very excited, it is a fantastic achievement.

“It proves we do provide a very high standard of care. It is such a lift for everybody and we want to keep up with the good work.

“We told the residents and the families have heard. Everyone is full of support for all the staff, not just the company.”

She said Holland House, which has ten bedrooms, endeavoured to ensure all its residents were treated as individuals

“From the moment they are admitted we identify their needs and try to do our best to meet them,” she said.

“We try to work with them and their families to achieve the best for them.

“People are terrified when they first come to a home because they don’t know what to expect.

“When they are admitted we provide a friendly atmosphere, we introduce them to the staff and give them flowers and a welcome card.

“We encourage families to bring personal belongings so people see something familiar in their rooms. We have an open door policy and have meetings with users, families and friends to ask their opinions.”

“We have fantastic staff who really do care for the residents.”

Judges said the home, which is part of Country Court Care, was an “impressive example of a successful forward-thinking business coupled with a determination to maintain a hands-on family culture.

“A strong passion for providing quality care shone through. They are the benchmark for the future of quality care in the region.”

The awards were presented by TV personality Vanessa Feltz. The 19 category winners will go on to the national finals which will take place in May and June, 2012 in London.

Awards director Lisa Carr said: “These awards recognise and pay tribute to the efforts and dedication of all those who work tirelessly to ensure that so many people are able to live independent lives in their own home.

“The people of the East Midlands are incredibly fortunate to have such dedicated people caring for the vulnerable and elderly members of their communities.”

Jayne Scotney, dementia care manager at Wood Grange Care Home in Bourne, was also a finalist in the dementia carer category.