Rendlesham celebrates accreditation and new dementia suite

My World accreditation plaque at Rendlesham Care Centre

Rendlesham Care Centre was awarded the ‘Michelin star’ of dementia training during an event which also celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished dementia suite. The dementia accreditation is for providing outstanding care and support to those who are living with dementia, including residents, their families, carer and colleagues.

We welcomed colleagues from Suffolk County Council, the NHS Continuing Healthcare Team and the Commissioning and Crisis Intervention Team, as well as key team members at Rendlesham for the event and they participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of our new dementia suite, Oak 1.

Guests were shown around the suite, which has been designed to provide the highest quality of care and support to residents living with dementia and familiarised themselves with the amenities on offer.

There were welcome drinks on arrival for the event and once the official activity and show round of Oak 1 was complete, a lovely range of refreshments were enjoyed, including some wonderful homemade cakes, sausage rolls and scones by our brilliant Head Chef.

Rendlesham, which is led by home manager Cosmin Tiriteu, was applauded for achieving the high standards required to meet the dementia accreditation across four key areas: care, the environment, people and advice and guidance – all of which are considered vital to help people living with dementia lead a good life.

Cosmin added: “The event was a huge success and a great way to celebrate the achievements of the staff and management at Rendlesham. Our team does what it does out of a genuine passion, but it’s always wonderful to have an opportunity to show just how much we appreciate them and shine a light on all that they bring to life at the centre – without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today”.

Rendlesham Care Centre offers residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent and short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call us on freephone 0808 223 5531.