What does the home provide
The home is registered with Guernsey’s Health and Social Care Department (HSCD) as a twenty-five-bedded residential home for people who are elderly. The home is inspected by HSCD on an annual basis, the inspections comprise an annual announced inspection, this is a full inspection that is arranged with the home, the other is an unannounced inspection whereby the inspection visits the home without any prior notice being given. Reports received from the inspector have consistently been positive.
Accommodation and facilities
Le Platon currently provides 25 bedrooms, all rooms are single occupancy with the majority of the rooms having en-suite facilities. All rooms are furnished and have as standard a nurse call and TV point.
Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with small items of furniture, ornaments, pictures and photographs. To assist residents we will if requested arrange the removal of standard items of furniture from their room.
The home has two lounges for residents use and for the provision of activities. There is also a dining room on the ground floor, this is where the main meal of the day is served. It provides residents with the opportunity to get together and socialize during mealtimes. We acknowledge that not all residents would want to have their meals in the dining room. In such situations we will arrange for meals to be served in the residents own room.
The home has an area outside where residents can sit and enjoy the sunshine and the company of others.
Assisted baths, showers and toilets are also available throughout the home. There are two lifts and both are suitable for people using a wheelchair. The home also has a wide range of specialised equipment to assist with the care of residents, such as hoists, pressure relieving mattresses, suction apparatus, nebulisers etc.
The home is fortunate in having its’ own chapel where the Catholic Mass is said two or three times a week. The chapel is always open to our residents, their families and friends and others who wish to participate. It is a lovely venue for carol services, visiting music groups and other festive occasions or as a place for personal reflection and contemplation.
In planning the development, the Trustees have ensured that the Chapel will continue to be part of the home and are confident that it will continue to be supported by the clergy of all denominations to ensure that the Christian ethos of the home is maintained.
Our menu is rotated on a three weekly basis and is overseen by our senior staff and the dietician based with the Health and Social Care Department, this ensures residents receive a balanced diet. Those residents with special dietary needs are also catered for.
Plans to Develop the home
Following a review of the home’s current provision the Trustees are embarking on a plan to develop the site to provide forty-nine bedrooms and communal areas; this will comprise thirty-seven specialist beds for people with dementia and twelve beds for people requiring residential care. Work on the development commenced in early November 2018.