Peninsula Care Homes Ltd
Parkland House is part of Peninsula Care Homes; a family-run company based in Devon and is a long established home located on the western outskirts of Exeter. Parkland House is registered to care for 52 residents in private rooms and benefits from its own grounds, with lawns and patio areas. It has quality décor throughout and residents are treated with the utmost care and dignity. We provide person-centred care and residents are involved in the running of the Home. Parkland House has a very busy social programme. The programme is constantly under review with regular feedback from the residents committee. As a specialist home in providing care for residents living with dementia particular emphasis is placed on reminiscing and developing an in depth understanding of our residents including their past history so that we can create a better quality of life for them.
- 11 January 2017
- South West
- Care, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)
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?
Action 1 - Staff, Relatives and Friends Awareness Sessions
Whilst our staff are trained in dementia care we would like them all to become dementia friends. In addition we would like to actively encourage families/friends to be part of our dementia friend training,
The manager is attending Culture Change in Dementia, which is delivered by Dementia Care Matters Ltd. It is a year-long study programme in improving the culture of dementia care. The manager will discuss and share ideas with staff and residents to create and enhance the current environment.
Action 2 - Join the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance
Our intention is to provide a minimum of ins member of staff per Exeter Dementia Action Alliance meeting.
Action 3 - Improving and Enhancing the Environment
The upstairs of Parkland House was in need of refurbishment. We consulted with residents, relatives and staff to choose the décor. Each bedroom door has been painted to look like a front door, the corridors have been repainted and artwork changed to help zone areas to assist residents recognition.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are continually training our staff and improving the service we offer and we want to expand the external activities on offer. We are challenged by financial strains and having the rime to do everything. Many families do not fully understand dementia and we are very keen to support and enhance their knowledge in order that they can better support family members/friends too.