Since his appointment as a Clinical Care Manager in January 2016, Daniel has excelled within the business being promoted to General Manager in June 2017 – just fifteen months later.
According to his care team, every day Daniel shows innovation in the way that he manages, leads and engages with those around him. One particular project where Daniel has demonstrated his innovation, focuses on the reduction of falls.
Under Daniel’s support and guidance, Bucklesham Grange Care Home in Ipswich, Suffolk has been bed rail free for 12 months. Daniel created a fall prevention clinical improvement plan in July 2016, which identified an increase in falls and quickly assessed trends affecting the falls and incidents of residents found on the floor. The project incorporated lifestyles, resident engagement, medication, team levels, allocation and equipment use and as a result of this, falls reduced by 36% in the space of a month and a whopping 77% in just five months after the tool was implemented.
Now the project has been fully implemented, Daniel continues to work with the team to recognise trends and incorporate actions in response of these, including early recognition of residents at increased risk. Daniel also works closely with the physiotherapists who play a key role in the reduction of falls. He has supported them to buy balance bars and start their own balance and strength building exercise sessions. The project has been incredibly successful and praised by the home’s care team as it not only looks at falls at the home, but demonstrates an individual approach to each and every resident.
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