Abbeys Care Centre - Rotherham

The Abbeys Care Centre provides residential, nursing and dementia care from a talented team of care professionals, who can also extend their capabilities to respite care and end-of-life care. The service has been set up to respect the independence of the service users involved, with one-to-one sessions making an important contribution to the daily lives of those with memory loss. Carers assist with numerous in-house events and outings throughout the year, making for an interesting home in which to spend a retirement. Group: AstonBrook Care Homes Person in charge: Kathleen Harrison (Manager) Local Authority / Social Services: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (click for contact details) Type of Service: Care Home with nursing – Privately Owned , 80 residents Registered Care Categories*: Dementia • Old Age • Physical Disability • Younger Adults Specialist Care Categories: Alzheimer's • Cancer Care • Colitis & Crohn's Disease • Epilepsy • Hearing Impairment • Multiple Sclerosis • Orthopaedic • Parkinson's Disease • Speech Impairment • Stroke • Visual Impairment

Updated:
4 August 2016
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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 aim to provide excellent dementia care and we also want to develop and grow our skills and knowledge .

We want to support and understand people with dementia and help our staff to gain expertise in this area .

We also aim to support the families of the residents at Abbeys as having dementia in your family is a difficult time for all

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

In the care profession there is always staff turnover and we have to work within financial restraints .

We need to embed all new practises and policies to ensure that we are a developing team and the improvments remain as our standard 

2. Actions

  • Dementia training

    We ensure all our staff receive dementia training we are part of the Ashton Brook group and we use Orchard Rock for our dementia training . Orchard Rock specialise in health and social care training for all sectors (ie. private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children`s services etc.). they train at abbeys and we are not reliant on elearning as a method of ensuring our teams are dementia trained.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends

    We wil ensure all staff sign up as dementia friends and encourage them to cascade their knowledge into the surrounding community and their own net works

    we will consider having  a dementia Friends champion to cascade and sustain the dementia friend commitment 

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia freindly enviroments

    We have improved the dementia friendly environment within Abbeys by adding dementia friendly signage., we will consider other elements of Abbeys being dementia friendly and seek guidance from RDAA
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Food provision

    We acknowledge the importance of appropriate food provision and we will. Show service users the meal choices they have stimulating senses ,Smell, sight Give consideration to the colour of crockery Develop pictorial menus Ensure food is fortified where necessary Maintain good levels of hydration and use guidance to avoid malnutrition and a poor nutritional status
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Life History work and choice

    we are developing method of gaining as much knowledge about each person with dementias history and ensure all staff use this knowledge to help a person feel comfortable in their surrounding. We ensure that a person with dementia is offered choices and is asked for their input into their care needs where ever possible .
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Stimulation

    We use as many methods of stimulations as possible

    Using all the sensory  methods possible - we have developed a sensory corner which has been very sucessful and we make good use of music as a means of simulation

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Communication

    We have develop methods of communication for the people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Communication

    We have develop methods of communication for the people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Herbert Protocol

    Gain Knowledge about and introduce  the Herbert protocol .

    We will introduce this initialy to residents who we are concerned about and have shown signs of walking with purpose out of the building

    Status:
    Planning
  • Supporting relatives

    we will provide of information for relatives and friends to help them understand and cope Use of AZ society web site and information Advertise and host dementia awareness sessions aimed at relatives and friends we have this planned with the support of RDAA
    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Mapping

    We have attended a dementia mapping course and we are now attending the networking meetings to develope compiance and skills  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Promotona and knowledge about Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    Promote the concept of Dementia Action Alliance into the community and to all /any suitable businesses

    that the care home and that staff team are involved with

    Status:
    Planning