Hello everyone. I would first like to extend a warm welcome to you all, and secondly, take the opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Kathleen Liang, I am the Home Manager for Speirs House. I have a wide range of experience with elderly, physically frail and dementia residents. Be assured that I will use my knowledge and skills to provide a supportive environment for both staff and residents, to ensure that we deliver a quality, person-centred service. If you have any queries or concerns about any aspect of nursing care or medical management of your relative, please do not hesitate to speak to me, my door is always open.
Our Speirs House philosophy can be summed up in our efforts to do all we can to have happy residents, happy staff and happy relatives. Key would be a therapeutic environment, a well-developed, innovative team, opportunities for fun and meaningful activities and opportunities to grow and extend oneself no matter our age!
Our responsibility as Caregivers is to facilitate, to make ourselves available and to be creative. We need to be up to date with our training and thinking, and need to be able to network with other Carers in our community.
Nursing the Elderly is a specialist field, and skilled and confident nursing staff are essential, particularly in the age where care is becoming community-based. The benefits of investing in Nursing (and other) staff become very apparent to residents, relatives, other staff and the community.