Brunelcare’s Robinson House care home is the first care home in Bristol to be rated by Dementia Care Matter’s Household Model of Care Butterfly Accreditation scheme as a ‘Butterfly Home’, in recognition for their specialist dementia care.

A ‘Butterfly Home’ proves quality of life matters

Peter Bewert, CEO, Dementia Care Matters, says about this recognition:

“The team at Robinson House have undertaken a truly transformational journey. We are proud to partner with the team and celebrate the journey travelled where love, laughter and a sense of family is the new norm. Feelings really do matter most.”

Joy White, Manager of Robinson House care home explains:

“This accreditation has been gained as a result of introducing a culture change in the home, working closely with Dementia Care Matters and supported mostly by their co-founders David Sheard and Peter Priednieks.

Robinson House is committed to providing high quality care for people living with dementia. We audited our dementia care practice within the home with Dementia Care Matters, with auditors observing the ‘lived experience’ of the people living within four houses at Robinson House.

We have seen all the staff wholeheartedly embrace the Dementia Care Matters Butterfly Household model. People living and working within our bright, homely environment experience a real sense of family. Our Wellbeing and Independence team has grown in confidence and the Butterfly approach is now the norm. Carers are able to change the moment for those they care for. It’s not what we say, it’s not what we do; it is how you make people feel that is so important. This approach transforms cultures of care that truly focus on the quality of life mattering most.

Everyone connected with the home are so proud to have received this accolade. We celebrated in style with a garden party on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May!”

Sandra Payne, Brunelcare’s Interim Director of Care homes and Head of Clinical Excellence comments:

“Joy and the whole team have worked incredibly hard to make this happen and this external recognition of Dementia care excellence is testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of everyone at Robinson House but is inextricably linked to the Managers determination and drive to make this happen.

Brunelcare truly embraces the ‘Butterfly’ approach to dementia care across all its homes. Deerhurst care home in South Gloucestershire is also a Butterfly Home and Brunelcare’s other care homes are working towards accreditation.”

Butterfly Home award trophy Robinson House

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