In order to achieve our aims and objectives and meet the needs of the resident group we have created an innovative, informal and dynamic management style. We feel that this is the key to a successful and responsive approach to individualised care. Although ultimate boundaries are set by the staff in Spring Mount, according to our philosophy, within these limits residents are free to express themselves.
It is important that relatives complete a Life History of the new resident, so that we are informed of the individuals leisure, social, cultural and spiritual needs and preferences. We can then address these particular needs when planning activities. Spontaneity is an essential part of organising the resident’s day, we strive to mirror normal, ordinary life rather than arranging contrived group events which do not necessarily meet the needs of all the residents participating.
We have forged links with the local community and church enabling our residents to have access to the community facilities, which complete the picture of ordinary living. Staff accompany residents on daily walks to the shops, park, post office and for pub lunches at the “local”. There are frequent taxi trips into town or to the garden centre and we have musicians who visit regularly.