Revalidation of the Six Steps to Success Programme

The Revalidation of the Six Steps to Success Programme

Flixton Manor 6 steps end of life
Flixton Manor 6 steps end of life

We’ve very pleased to announce our revalidation of the Six Steps to Success Programme. As testament to the continued quality of care that we provide to all our residents here at Flixton Manor, this recognition aptly demonstrates the continued efforts of our staff and our commitment as a residential nursing care home.

What is the Six Steps to Success Programme?

There are more than 400,000 people living in the independent care sector in the UK. Residential care is their home. It’s paramount that each resident feels safe and comfortable in the final years of their life.

The End of Life Care Strategy by The Department of Health has previously identified a high level of unnecessary hospital admissions amongst care home residents. This has highlighted the need for residential care home staff to provide better palliative care. The result was the Six Steps to Success Programme.

The Three Separate Six Steps to Success Programmes

There are 3 distinct Six Steps to Success programmes. These are as follows:

  • Care Home
  • Domiciliary Care (Organisation)
  • Domiciliary Care (Workforce)

Developed in the North West of England by Cheshire & Merseyside Clinical Network and the Greater Manchester, Lancashire & south Cumbria Clinical Network, each programme provides clear guidelines for correct practice for care in residential homes.

The Care Home Programme and What We Provide

This programme consists of eight separate workshops that support and empower care home representatives, enabling them to implement the Six Steps to Success at their care home.

In addition to the core programme, care home staff will receive specialised training in communication skills and advance care planning.

Supporting collaborative and multi-professional working across all settings, care home representatives are encouraged to continue their education and development by attending a local care forum.

What We Have Achieved: The Six Steps to Success

The revalidation of the Six Steps to Success demonstrates that we have shown proficiency in the following areas of end of life care:

  • Clear patient communication as end of life approaches
  • Thorough assessment, care planning and review
  • Successful co-ordination of patient care
  • Delivery of the highest quality patient care
  • Patient care in the final days of life
  • Appropriate after death care

Flixton Manor progressive nursing and residential care home based in Trafford. We have more than 25 years’ experience improving the quality of life for dementia patients. Learn more about us today by calling 0161 746 7175, where one of our friendly staff would be happy to help you.

 

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