Milford residents take the stage

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

National Care Homes Congress 2008

One day one of the first National Care Homes Congress, three residents (and one day centre vistor) of care homes operated by the Milford Care Group spoke of their involvement in how their homes are managed and run.

When recruiting staff, residents at Milford’s homes sit on the interview panel and have a direct say on who is selected.

The residents recounted how they are consulted on matters of decor and furnishings, and on choosing destinations for outings.

With great humour, Meadows resident Zena Steeples spoke about residents’ involvement with menu planning.

“On my birthday, I asked for tripe, and got it!” said Mrs Steeples. “I showed them I was a true Derbyshire farmer’s daughter!”

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