Monitoring nutrition helps Alexandra Lodge win 'Care Home Team of the Year' at LPZ Awards

Monitoring nutrition helps Alexandra Lodge win 'Care Home Team of the Year' at LPZ Awards

An event held at Trent Vineyard in Nottingham on Thursday 18th January saw Allan Mostyn, Partnership Manager at AYMES International, present the Care Home Team of the Year Award to Alexandra Lodge.

The LPZ Awards highlight the achievement of individuals and care homes across the East Midlands region, celebrating improvements in both the quality and safety of care.

Nursing and residential homes in the area use an innovative tool to help improve the care they deliver by monitoring areas such as nutrition, patient falls, pressure ulcers and improvements in pain management.

Said Allan: “AYMES is delighted to sponsor such a great event. It is wonderful to see care home staff coming together to celebrate success as well as share their results and learning.

‚ÄúCongratulations to Alexandra Lodge; what a wonderful accolade to have received.”

This was the second time AYMES had sponsored the award, designed to recognise the fantastic results being achieved thanks to the hard work and commitment of care home staff using the Landielijke Pravelentiemeting Zorgkwaliteit (LPZ) tool, developed by Maastricht University in The Netherlands and now used in Austria, New Zealand, Turkey, Brazil, Germany and Switzerland.

The East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative (EMPSC) ­ a programme in the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN) Рhas funded the roll-out of the LPZ tool to 30 care homes, as well as supporting ongoing quality improvement and providing training for care home staff.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has also highlighted the implementation of LPZ as a proactive approach that care homes are taking to improve quality and safety in a number of its recent inspection reports.

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