The Royal Star and Garter, High Wycombe awarded for 'excellent' dementia care

A High Wycombe care home has been awarded for creating an 'excellent' dementia care culture.

The Royal Star and Garter, on Hughenden Avenue, is the newest of three homes run by the charity offering nursing care, therapeutic care, and specialist dementia care to military veterans and their partners.

The care home has recently received distinguished accreditation for using the 'Butterfly Approach' from the care and culture consultancy, Meaningful Care Matters

The 'Butterfly Approach' has a focus on creating a person-centred care culture that values emotional intelligence, a relationship-based culture, and has the core belief that everyone has a unique story that has meaning and matters.

Reggie Ballos, the Royal Star and Garter home manager in High Wycombe, said: “I’m lucky to have such a hard-working, caring and talented team who do their best for our residents every single day.

"The excellent rating of The Butterfly Approach accreditation from Meaningful Care Matters is testament to the wonderful work they do.”

Pauline Shaw, Royal Star and Garter’s director of Care, added: “I see how Reggie and her team work, dedicating themselves to providing the best possible person-centred care for residents.

"I’m delighted for everyone at our High Wycombe home, and for Royal Star & Garter to now have two accredited homes, following the recent achievement at our Solihull home.”

Peter Bewert, managing director of Meaningful Care Matters, said: “We're delighted to see Royal Star & Garter’s High Wycombe Home has been accredited with an excellent rating of The Butterfly Approach.

"It has been another testing year for the social care sector, so we applaud the charity’s determination to offer an environment where people using their services can thrive and enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

“We look forward to assisting more care homes in facilitating the creation, reinvigoration and sustainable implementation of person‐centred care cultures in 2022.

"It’s coming back to the art and heart of care, where people, and moments, matter.”

Founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War, Royal Star and Garter is a charity that provides compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.

It has care homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe offering residential and day care, helping those who have had the courage to serve to live happy and fulfilled lives.