|Posted on 26 April, 2018 at 0:55||comments (0)|
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|Posted on 1 August, 2017 at 9:25||comments (0)|
The long awaited CQC inspection recently took place.
I must say that I have never dreaded these inspections and this one was no different, even with this being my own company. I have been waiting for one for over a year and was really pleased to hear on the Friday that by Monday morning our inspector would be with us for a few days.
It all went really well and there were a few welcome suggestions for improvement, which we have already implemented, but thanks to the team work of everyone here we passed with flying colours.
We have been rated 'GOOD' in all areas so everyone was really pleased.
A glass or two of fizz was raised and we are planning a little get together for the team to celebrate and to say thank you for all their hard work and commitment.
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|Posted on 3 October, 2015 at 9:20||comments (1)|
Myself and the team have recently had the great honour to get to know a wonderful family whilst we supported their father/husband/friend at the end of his life. We only knew this gentleman for a few short weeks, who's wish was to return home from hospital and to be amongst those that knew and loved him. Life had been quite cruel to him and his family over the last few months - he retired to our beautiful Cornwall in order to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren having worked hard at a job he loved for many years. Almost immediately following this move, he was taken poorly and their time together was cut cruely short by his illness.
In the short time that we got to know this amazing family - they showed such strength as a family unit and all worked together to ensure that their father/husband had the best care possible. They filled the home with laughter, children playing and made sure that he was aware of their prescence. Sadly they lost their husband, father and friend just this last week and we felt the loss too. We stood with them to say a final 'goodbye' and we shed tears with them too.
I am not ashamed to say that we have also felt the loss deeply - those of the team that spent alot of time with this gentleman and his family also feel the grief and loss. I can say that they have not left my thoughts for very long , that I have found myself in tears on quite a few occasions and that I was very attached to this man that we cared for. Although I fully understand the concept of 'professional boundaries' and 'keeping a professional distance' - I dont feel that being a detached robot would make me a better carer.
Now and then you meet people that really do leave footprints in the heart - Rest in Peace Now 'B'.
|Posted on 19 July, 2015 at 6:10||comments (0)|
Really pleased to welcome another excellent member to our team! Diane and I have worked together in various places over the years and we are so pleased to have her on board. Diane is one of those rare people that has that natural caring ability. Here's to a long and happy relationship
|Posted on 19 June, 2015 at 13:35||comments (0)|
We keep a record of all the lovely things that people say about the team here at Tamar Care Services and this week has been amazing. We have had such positive comments from the Early Intervention Team, brokerage and clients and family members themselves - we know we provide an excellent service and the good word is spreading far and wide! Treating the staffing team to ice creams in the park next week and our clients to a cream tea. Fingers crossed that the good weather holds!
|Posted on 15 May, 2015 at 15:15||comments (0)|
Really pleased to have Abigail join us here at Tamar Care Services. Abbi and I have worked together before and we are excited to welcome her aboard. Abbi is one of those rare gems that always goes the extra mile and has a naturally caring personality. Happy to be working with her again!
|Posted on 4 May, 2015 at 9:15||comments (0)|
My poor Dad has waited and waited to get his 'Free' passport on his 80th Birthday - he refused to buy one before that (his previous one ran out two years ago) because he saw it as a 'waste of money' when he might not be around to use it to its full extent (morbid but ever practical is my Dad :)), He's just about to celebrate that big 80 and they have moved the goalposts. He has to wait until he's 85! Well, its father's day soon and guess what he is getting from us? It's about time he felt the Spanish sun on his back again and I think Spain has now fully recovered from his last little jaunt.
|Posted on 22 April, 2015 at 7:10||comments (0)|
It's taken a while, but at long last there is to be a care manager's network event in Cornwall. This is being hosted by the National Skills Academy on the 5th May in Fraddon. The purpose of the event is to share good practice, support each other and gather information on achieving excellence with CQC. Of course CQC have their regulatory place within care, but it's far more important to achieve excellence for your customers and staff
Should be a good day though and quite a milestone event for Cornwall.