Sandy Banks Care Home, is a purpose built, 39 bedded home located in Leyland, we sit at the heart of the local community.
At Sandy Banks, we prioritise dignity and self-worth for all our residents. We strive to give them excellent quality of life, as defined by our residents. Sandy Banks is our residents’ home. We encourage our residents’ personal growth, while we meet their medical, clinical and physical needs. We boost their social connections, individual dignity, and personal preferences, all the while provide friendship and care.
Far more devastating than physical illness, is lack of purpose. Studies have shown over and over that residents who are engaged in activities that they find meaningful are far more likely to retain mental acuity, physical health, and emotional well- being. At Sandy Banks our Activities Coordinator ensures that there are a variety of fun, stimulating and inclusive activities for all to participate in.
Sandy Banks were recently awarded the opportunity to take part in the Digital Pioneering programme, meaning we are the first care home in the UK to trial the Orizon technology, created by continence care manufacturer Ontex. Being awarded with this opportunity is something we are extremely proud of and we can say with confidence that we are supporting the wider Health and Social Care Sector on its journey to providing dignity within care. Knowing we are making a difference is invaluable and aligns with our own values and ethos of “putting our people first”.
The Home worked collaboratively with the Digital Pioneers team, Orizon and Berwick Care, to ensure we achieved our goal, which was to explore innovative ways of working to ensure a more dignified approach to continence care.
Orizon Smart utilises extraordinary technology to ensure care givers know instantly when a resident needs support with their continence care. The potential of utilising Orizon Smart technology on a long term basis is extremely exciting for Sandy Banks and the wider Venturi Healthcare Group. The feedback from the trial was extremely positive, with all stakeholders agreeing the main objectives were achieved.
Most importantly, it was evident our care givers and residents benefitted from increased quality time together. Meaning, more time was available for stimulating conversations or activities to take place, ensuring our residents had an enhanced sense of companionship.
I am Lorna, Manager of Sandy Banks Care Home. Myself and the team aim to ensure the care provided is of the highest standard and we are continuously looking for ways of improving our service. I have vast experience within Dementia Care settings which lends it self to this extraordinary setting in which we provide a range of specialist care. I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and have a real passion for supporting and enhancing the lives of those who live with us.
Sandy Banks is not just a caregiving facility, but it is the residents’ home and community.