Telford care home is a shining light in dignity and respect of elderly patients

STAFF at a Telford care home have been recognised by leading doctors as shining lights in the care of elderly patients.

Lightmoor View on Brick Kiln Bank was commended by specialist nurses from Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups during a road trip to mark national Dignity Day.

The trip saw safeguarding teams from the two CCGs visit 49 different homes, where predominantly elderly residents receive an element specialist care, to talk about the importance of always treating people with dignity and respect.

Christine Morris, Executive Nurse from Telford and Wrekin CCG, said: “We were so impressed by the work of staff at Lightmoor View. They are beacons of good practice.

"Dignity covers all aspects of daily life, including respect, privacy and self-worth,” she said.

“Staff at Lightmoor View treat people in their care with dignity and respect and are actively encouraged to speak up if they have any concerns.

“Dignity is a very personal thing that can be difficult to define,” said Ms Morris.

“What is clear is that people know they have when they have not been treated with dignity and respect.”