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Dementia care award

HIGH standards of care for people with dementia have earned staff at a Bognor Regis home a national award.


Elizabeth House care home scooped the Award at Shaw Healthcare’s annual Shaw Star Awards. is a UK care home search website which allows the relatives of care home residents to rate their homes based on quality of care and support services, staff, catering, cleanliness, safety and value for money.


Elizabeth House received a rating of 9.6 out of 10.


This narrowly beat Wood House in Bristol to receive the top rating of all of Shaw healthcare’s facilities across the UK.


Marian Drake, Elizabeth House’s manager, said: “Receiving such a high score on, as well as the Shaw Star Award, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of staff.


“At Elizabeth House, we specialise in supporting elderly people living with dementia, enabling them to remain as independent as possible, through activities and events in and away from the home.


“This can be difficult as each resident requires an individualised programme of care based on their own needs but is something that our experienced staff are well versed in and provide every day.


“So, I’m happy to see the home be recognised in this way.”


Elizabeth House, in Victoria Drive, has 60 single bedrooms.


More than 200 people gathered at The Heythrop Resort and Spa in Oxfordshire for Shaw healthcare’s annual awards ceremony.


It aims to reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding staff members among the 4,600 care workers across Shaw’s 80 UK facilities.


Jeremy Nixey, the chief executive of Shaw healthcare, said: “We’re now in the eighth year of the Shaw Star Awards.


“An evening which truly gives us the opportunity to recognise staff across the company for their hard work, dedication and genuine care that they put into their jobs.


“It really is an achievement to be shortlisted, let alone take home an award, as all nominations come from fellow colleagues, service users and their families.


“It’s a night of celebrating the real difference that these incredible individuals make to the quality of care provided, whether in a small, everyday task or the overseeing of an entire home.”


Shaw healthcare has been established since 1986 and provides specialist care to individuals in nursing and residential homes, hospitals, supported living arrangements, extra care schemes and domiciliary care settings.


The award was announced as it was reported this week that dementia had become the leading cause of death in this country. Some one in nine deaths in England and Wales in 2015 were attributable to dement

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