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About Mahogany

Mahogany Care Home is a 51-bedded secure care home for younger and older adult Residents and for Residents living with Dementia, providing care and accommodation. Built-in 1990, the home is located in the residential area of Newtown.

Meet Jessy the Home Manager

Jessy Mary Gaskell | Mahogany Manager

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Types of Care

Residential care is long-term care provided to adults who are staying in a residential setting rather than in their own home. Our homes provide accommodation, meals, daily activities and personal care such as washing and eating. Each of our residential care homes is unique, designed to make the most of the home environment and its surroundings and with a focus on making sure that residents lead a happy, fulfilling and healthy life whilst in our care, in a home they feel safe and secure in. We want our homes to be their homes.

Palliative care is provided predominantly in our nursing homes and is focused on managing pain and making your loved one as comfortable as possible, ensuring they receive the care they want, where and how they want it, in their final moments.

Our caring and empathetic teams provide highly sensitive and compassionate end-of-life care within our nursing homes, working with your loved one and their family, as well as their GP and other health professionals, to plan their care.

We Care Group provides dementia care in both a residential and nursing setting. Each of our homes that support people living with dementia is uniquely designed to make residents feel comfortable in their homes. Corridors are filled with photos and murals to evoke fond memories from the past as well as memorabilia to encourage stimulation. Colours are used throughout the home to create positive associations and trigger the right response to a situation and the food and menus are designed to cater specifically for residents with dementia. Several of our homes even have a dementia garden creating a sensory experience in a beautiful setting.
Specialist teams are on hand day and night to provide emotional and practical support to our residents, making sure they feel completely at home in their environment. Each resident’s personalised care plan is designed to support them in living with dementia in a positive way and in addition to any medical requirements, covers everything from mealtimes, hobbies and habits to activities that will stimulate their senses and engage them in a way that is fulfilling whilst at all times respecting a resident’s privacy and independence.

Bariatric care is provided in both a residential and nursing setting depending on a resident’s needs. Our teams are trained to support bariatric residents with their mobility, provide the right type of care to meet individual needs (including for example, keeping wounds clean), as well as supporting bariatric residents with their daily tasks. Our chef teams make sure dietary requirements and plans are followed whilst also being considerate to any preferences our bariatric residents may have.

Facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • En-suite rooms
  • Step-free access
  • Hairdressing
  • Activity classes
  • Conservatory
  • Day trips
  • Exercise classes
  • Flexible mealtimes
  • Laundry
  • Dementia garden
  • Night bite menu
  • Private dining
  • Relatives meal with residents
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Reading corner
  • TV lounge
  • Wheelchair access
  • Walk-in shower
  • Single Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Rooms with ensuite

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Mahogany Care Home is registered to provide care for both males and females as follows:

  •  Physical Disability – 51 places
  • Caring for adults over 65 years – 51 places
  • Caring for adults under 65 years – 51 places
  • People living with dementia – 51 places
  • People who require nursing or personal care – 51 places
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury – 51 places.

The maximum number of Residents allowed at any one time is 51.

 The Home intends:

  •  To meet the needs of Residents who require the security of having staff available 24 hours per day
  • To help maintain independence as far as possible, while providing personal care and attention to those whose needs require such assistance
  • To provide a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere with necessary rules and regulations being kept to a minimum
  • To help maintain dignity and privacy to all Residents at all times by respecting their wishes and treating them as individuals.

Mahogany Care Home is a 51-bedded secure care home for younger and older adult Residents and for Residents living with Dementia, providing care and accommodation. Built-in 1990, the home is located in the residential area of Newtown.

Mahogany Care Home is a purpose-built single storey home, making it ideal for people with impaired mobility. The Home specialises in providing 24-hour nursing, dementia and respite care for younger and older adults. The home provides accommodation of 47 single rooms, and 2 double rooms of which 49 are en-suite. There are two large open plan lounges, which offers both ample seating and a view of our large courtyard garden.

The main dining room lounge is a bright, large and airy space, which is tastefully decorated and furnished to create a feel of dining at home. This has direct access to the kitchen allowing Residents to request drinks and snacks in between regular meals.

Alternatively, our Residents have the comfort to interact or watch television whilst they have their meals in the open plan dining and lounge areas. Our Residents also have the comfort of enjoying afternoon tea in the conservatory.

Our corridors are filled with sensory pictures with Memory Lane photos, reading corners and other interesting features to help our Residents living with Dementia to stay stimulated.

The bedrooms are equipped with a nurse call system, smoke detector and T.V points in all rooms. Residents wishing to have their own telephone or TV will need to make their own arrangements.

There are ample toilets facilities and bathing areas provided, within close proximity to all Residents.

For those Residents who need help in bathing, we have bathrooms that are easily accessible by staff and Residents.

Specialist equipment, which includes a hoist, grab rails and aids, have all been provided to maximise the independence of our Residents. Doorways that require wheelchair access all have the required opening width. Registered Nurses are on duty 24 hours a day to ensure continuing high-quality care, and they are assisted by trained Care Assistants to ensure that personalised care and attention is provided to each Resident to maintain their dignity, self-respect and esteem.

 

Our chef teams use great ingredients to provide freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals based on regularly changing, seasonal menus. We make mealtimes an occasion for our residents, enabling them to enjoy their food in welcoming surroundings and catered for by our care teams. Residents always have multiple options to choose from at all meal times and can opt for something different if they change their minds when the food arrives.

 

We make sure our residents start the day right with a filling breakfast including cereals, fruit, toast and porridge, plus a daily changing choice of hot options. Our Residents are welcome to have breakfast any time they desire, and we are happy to accommodate their morning schedule. Between Breakfast and Lunch, we offer mid-morning cake and coffee.

 

Here lunch is the main meal of the day – enabling residents to dine together in a restaurant-style environment and providing a choice of hot meals and the option of soup or a sandwich for those that don’t want something quite as filling. Lunch is finished with delicious desserts, all prepared on-site by our chef teams.

 

And then, between lunch and supper, it’s mid-afternoon tea time with mouth-watering freshly baked cakes that our residents and team members enjoy together, making afternoon tea an activity in itself. After supper, during the night, lighter meal options are provided in the evening, and fresh fruit and snacks are available throughout the day to keep resident’s nourished, energised and satisfied.

Our Team

Mahogany Care Home has 65 members of staff: 32 of whom are directly involved with nursing and providing care for the Residents and between them have many years of care experience within Mahogany. Of the 27 Care staff, over 55% hold an NVQ level 2 or above in Health and Social Care.

Our Management

Jessy Mary Gaskell is the registered manager for Mahogany in Wigan. She has extensive experience in the sector and her background is as a military nurse. Jessy’s call has been to help others since a tender age that is why she served in the military and raise to become a Captain, a rank that she still retains. Her leadership skill and friendliness make her the right fit for any leadership role, now as Mahagony Manager, she has been able to flip the home and improve the rating and standards of care.

The Home Manager is ultimately responsible for the effective and professional running of the care home but will allocate time to discuss any aspect of our Residents’ care or any problems they may be experiencing. The Home Manager is keen to work closely and in partnership with our Residents, their relatives and significant others to benefit the Residents in her care.

 

The Deputy Manager supports this role and takes charge in the absence of the Manager. Senior Carers and Carers tend to the care of residents.

Support Team

The Admin and Head Office team are responsible for dealing with fees and clients personal allowance, suppliers’ invoices and payroll.

Domestic and Maintenance staff ensure the home is a safe and clean environment at all times, following the regulations set by COSHH, HSE and IPC.

Our cooks work on alternate days preparing and providing meals to our residents 3 times a day to meet each individual’s dietary need.

Mahogany invests in a wide range of training for all our staff members, not only do we complete the mandatory training, we also complete additional training courses such as Catheter Care, Challenging Behaviour, Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool, Dysphasia, Common Health Problems, End of Life Care and much more. All our staff re-train every year in dementia to keep our knowledge up to date to ensure we provide the best care.

Therapeutic activities are available for all our residents including those living with dementia; these include normal recreational events. Activities are planned and actioned through our Activities Co-ordinator; a 4 weekly plan is available.

Here at Mahogany, we have a dedicated activities coordinator responsible for creating a monthly activities calendar. We Care Group provides the activities coordinators with all the tools necessary to enhance the well-being of our Residents. Each Home is a NAPA (National Activities Provider Association) member, which means each month, we receive a variety of activities and ideas; our activities coordinators can also get trained and develop their skills as well-being coordinators.

As we have residents with dementia, it is crucial to have daily activities that help keep their minds sharp. We focus on the sensory stimulation for our residents, which means we have activities that stimulate their senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing and touch). 

Besides the wide range of sensory stimulation and activities, each Home has a 40 inches interactive table. In the past year, WCG invested in getting a Sharp Interactive table to each Home to aid the activities coordinators to provide a more person-centred and one-on-one session to low mobility Residents or Residents who prefer not to socialise. 

In Mahogany, we believe in helping enrich the lives of people with dementia to ensure they are happy and fulfilled.

 

What are the interactive tables?

We Care Group believe in the importance of technology for the betterment of life, and that is why we invested in the Interactive Tables in the past year. The interactive is a 40 inches, scratch resistance, durable pad with an integrated Android operating system. It had up to 10 touchpoints, which means two residents and one carer simultaneously can use it.

Research on the neuropathology of dementia and the science of play establishes that people in the later stages of dementia can still experience three primary outcomes of the game: 

  • Sensation 
  • Relaxation  
  • Reminiscence 

All three outcomes can be achieved through residents interaction with the table and the carer guidance.

As the interactive digital tables have an android operating system, our activities coordinators and home managers can download multiple applications. From brain training, memory to puzzle apps.

The table can be utilised in several different ways as follows:

  • Dementia and Brain training apps and games
  • Collaborative games (multi-user)
  • Listening to music
  • Keep fit lessons, sing along & quizzes
  • Watching films and documentaries
  • Viewing the internet
  • Skype calling
  • Staff training
  • Memory learning
  • Cognitive improvement
  • Aid sensory impairment
  • Working as a group
  • Encourage general rehabilitation
  • Adding a video camera to talk remotely to residents family and friends

 

This technology adds to our well-being, and the activities mix helps us keep our Residents sharp, happy and entertained.

Weekly Charges per Person

Self-Funded Nursing Care from £750 – £1100 (excluding FNC for nursing residents)

(These prices are only a guideline, please contact Mahogany Care Home to find out the exact price for your requirements.)

For information about local authority financial support available, please check the care cost calculator

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