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  • Caroline Taylforth

Passionate about Nursing at Rossendale Nursing Home.

I am the Nursing Manager and owner of Rossendale Nursing Home of over 20 years now. I don't know where the years have gone but I have enjoyed them all. There have been a lot of changes in that time, nursing is all about change and improving care. In those 20 years Rossendale Nursing Home has also changed a lot.

When I first started out my nursing experience was hospital based, never worked in a Nursing Home before. My children were very small and I had only had two years experience of living in and running a care home for 11 residents. Running a Nursing Home is very different from working in a hospital. In hospital you are so supported by other professionals and management working around you, where as, as a Home manager you are making professional decisions and referrals to other professionals working in a small team.

Rossendale Nursing Home in 1999 had been an established Nursing Home in Ansdell, Lytham St Annes area since 1959. It had a small passenger lift big enough for a wheelchair and carer to squeeze into. Rossendale Nursing Home has always had the advantage of it's lovely location, over-looking Granny's bay, corner location on Woodlands rd and Clifton Drive, originally would have been two semi-detached houses. Bedrooms have been added, conservatory lounge has been made into a permanent brick built lounge extended to annex rooms, bedrooms have had en-suites added, new lift built, staff room, office, biomass fuel, large bedrooms enjoy the views of Woodlands rd and Clifton Drive.

Rossendale Nursing Home has always been competitively priced with other Nursing Homes in the area, providing high quality care at Lancashire County Council fees.

Rossendale Nursing Home provided care for Nursing and Elderly Mentally Infirm residents for years. Not many homes in the area provided care for EMI residents. Unfortunately, Rossendale Nursing Home does not provide that service for EMI residents anymore. Times are changing, managing to care for Challenging behaviour (EMI) residents requires a special environment, staffing and funding. Rossendale Nursing Home has changed and is now providing nursing and soon to provide palliative care.

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