Gold Standards Framework
Enabling a gold standard of care for all people nearing the end of life.
In 2012 Valerie Manor commenced the Care Home Training Programme for the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) to assist us to improve our standards and provide a high standard of care for people nearing the end of their life.
Deputy manager Alison and manager Zoe have been committed to delivering the programme and implementing changes in the home; Alison was keen to be the Coordinator for the programme and has been utilising her high standards of clinical and theoretical knowledge.
When we attended the launch meeting in February 2012 we were pleased that a lot of the initiatives were already being used at Valerie Manor but were also inspired by the fact there was so much that we could do to improve what we were already doing to enable us to provide a ‘Gold Standard’ here at the Manor for our residents and their families.
The GSFCH training programme is a three stage quality assurance programme that enables care homes to provide quality care for all residents nearing the end of life. By implementing improved coordination and better organisation GSF helps care homes deliver better patient outcomes in line with their needs and preferences.
In September 2014 Valerie Manor was accredited a commend award for the high quality of care provided for people in the final years of their life. www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk