We are praised by external health and social care professionals – the PCT, Consultant Psychiatrist and G.Ps for our positive approach towards using non-pharmacological means as a first line to modify behaviours. We use very little anti-psychotic medications and our nursing staff are proactive in requesting a G.P to stop medication when it is no longer required or considered effective.
Each of our homes is supported by professionals working alongside our in-house teams to ensure residents receive the best possible care and treatment available.
We access services in the local community and where this is not possible will ‘fight’ to bring services into the home, so residents can receive the necessary treatment they require.
Doctors and senior consultants, dentists, opticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist community nurses, psychiatric nurses and advisors are just some of the professionals who visit regularly to support our own teams, working in the home.
The development of all our staff is paramount to the success of the Monarch Healthcare organisation.
Training and development for all staff working in care homes is not only compulsory to meet regulatory standards, it is essential to ongoing improvement of the industry as a whole.
We have a responsibility to the people we care for now and in the future to remain up to date in our knowledge and skills and to transfer that information to all who work for us.
To achieve this we run extensive training programmes for all staff. It is important people recognise ‘care’ as a career choice and value the opportunities working in care homes can provide.
We work closely with experts from local authorities, the NHS and independent healthcare providers to secure better understanding of the changing needs of older people and the illnesses and ailments that affect us as we grow older.
Our extensive training ensures all staff have the tools to work safely and are encouraged to continue their own personal learning programmes and achieve to their ability.
We work with a number of recognised training providers, including First Response, NAPPI, Derby and Nottingham Colleges, CEG and Boots, to name a few; as well as nurturing our own in-house trainers.