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Carlingwark Care Home - Excellence in Continence Care...

Carlingwark House is residential care home that supports 30 Older People. The team is committed to ensuring the dignity of residents, and at the core of this is delivering excellent continence care.

Carlingwark has been recognised both locally and nationally for their high standards of continence care, winning the 2013 National Dementia Award for Best Dementia Continence Care, and recently being runner-up for the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Anne Jamieson Memorial Award for Continence Care. With only 33% of residents at Carlingwark using continence products, compared to national average of 72% in dementia care homes, the home has set a benchmark for excellent continence care.

Shirley McTeir, Service Manager has emphasised how the importance of ongoing training and mentoring of staff is vital to achieving high standards: “With the correct approach to staff development, environment and personalised support, a high standard of continence care can impact so greatly on the quality of life of residents.”