Home Instead Senior Care (Oldham)

Home Instead Senior Care provides high quality, bespoke care & support solutions for older people in & around the areas of Oldham, Saddleworth, Mossley, Stalybridge & Ashton Under Lyne. Our support enables people to remain independent in their own homes for longer and helps maintain a high quality of life by promoting independence & dignity. CAREGivers are carefully matched & can support with Companionship, Light Housekeeping, Local Transportation & Errands, Meal Preparation, Respite Support, Convalescence Support, Shopping, Personal Care & Specialist Dementia & Alzheimer's Care plus much more

Updated:
15 December 2015
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Care, Faith Groups, Health, Medical, Membership Organisations, Other, Voluntary Sector, Education Sector, Commissioners Sector
Local Alliances:
Oldham Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We are rolling out our own Home Instead Senior Care City & Guilds accredited Alzheimer’s and other Dementias CARE (Changing Ageing through Research and Education) programme to all our caregivers. This training is also being offered out in the form of family and community workshops in the Oldham & Saddleworth Area’s. The training focuses on understanding the disease, knowing the person behind the dementia and learning techniques to handle the many different behaviours associated with the disease. We hope to educate society and change opinions and views both on a local level and at a national level with the Home Instead network.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The biggest challenge we face is changing the way people think and view those with dementia. To make them look at the whole person and to know the person, their life and their past experiences. To treat the person who has dementia with respect and dignity at all times no matter what the behaviour.

2. Actions

  • Implement Accredited City and Guilds Dementia Training for all our Caregivers on a Continual Basis as Standard

    It is our aim to have all of our professional caregivers completed our specialised City & Guilds accredited dementia training programme by the end of 2014.

    Our training programme started in September 2013.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    December 2015: 75% of our Caregivers have succesfully gained their City & Guilds Dementia Certificate.

    All Caregivers completed dementia awareness training on joining the company and are scheduled to complete the full City & Guilds Certificate on a rolling basis within 6 months of their start date.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    As of January 2015 70% of our Caregivers have succesfully gained their City & Guilds Dementia Certificate.

    The remainder of the Caregivers have been with the company for less than 12 months. They all completed dementia awareness training on joining us and are scheduled to complete the full City & Guilds Certificate on a rolling basis.

  • Delivery of Family Dementia Workshops Across Our Territory

    The Family Dementia Workshop is free and is open to anyone who supports a loved one with any form of Dementia. It is also open to health and social care professionals or volunteers from any organisation. We also welcome professionals working with the general public who may benefit from increased awareness of Dementia or members of the public at large who have a general interest in helping others.

    The content of the workshops is taken from our City & Guilds accredited dementia training for our caregivers. The workshops look to help people recognise those with the condition and offer advice on how to manage the sometimes difficult behaviour associated with the condition.

    We started delivery of monthly workshops in July 2013 and have now planned dates for the remainder of 2014.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    We delivered a total of 8 workshops and 7 Dementia Friends sessions in 2015. Each workshop/DF session has an attendance of approximately 25 people.

    We have delivered 2 Dementia Awareness sessions at primary schools (St. Chads & St. Thomas) to approximately 200 pupils. We have sessions planned with 2 secondary schools (Saddleworth & Failsworth) for early 2016.

    Workshops will continue on a sceduled, bi monthly basis (and on request for organisations) as long as there is demand.

    Our Training Manager is a Dementia Champion and we encourage people to stay on at the end of our Home Instead Dementia Workshops to do the Dementia Friends session.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    We delivered a total of 8 workshops in 2014.

    To date we've had approximately 500 people attend our workshops. We will continue to deliver them on a sceduled, bi monthly basis (and on request for organisations) as long as there is demand.

    Our Training Manager has now become a Dementia Champion and we encourage people to stay on at the end of our Home Instead Dementia Workshops to do the Dementia Friends session.

  • Partnership working & support of local organisations to help create Dementia Friendly Communities

    Home Instead joined the Oldham Dementia Action Alliance after attending the 'Building a Dementia Friendly Oldham' event in Feb 2014. 

    Home Instead also provide ongoing support to the local authority, NHS and Oldham's Clinical Commissioning Group. Our aim is to continue joint working in a bid to help create local communities that are more Dementia friendly. 

    Status:
    Delivery

    2015 - Fourth Quarter Update

    Home Instead have continued to work with and support local services through 2015. These organisations include: Making Space, Age UK, OMBC, NHS, Springboard, CCG, Carers Centre, Dr. Kershaw's Hospice, Millercare, Saddleworth Carers Group, Alzheimer's Society.

    We continue to be have an active role within the DAA Oldham and strive to raise awareness about Dementia.

    2015 - First Quarter Update

    In line with the Oldham Councils drive to make Oldham a Dementia Friendly Community, our Training Manager has now become a Dementia Champion and delivers Dementia Friends sessions on request. We also encourage people the chance of staying on at the end of our Home Instead Dementia Workshops to do the Dementia Friends session.

    Continued partnership working and support offered to the Alzheimer's society for the Dementia Friendly Community in Uppermill.

    Ongoing support and commitment to Oldham's CCG's Dementia Information Group.