Déjà Vu Dementia Centre of Excellence

The Council is an elected authority which provides a range of services for local people, visitors and the business community.

Updated:
10 October 2013
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Communication, Care

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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? 

  • Déjà Vu dementia centre of excellence is a pioneering care facility for individuals with dementia that promotes excellence in person centred specialist support. The centre provides 24 hour respite care providing the most flexible respite / day care solution possible for individuals with dementia. 
  • Our aim is to promote both locally and nationally the importance of outcome focussed flexible dementia person centred care. 
  • The aims of the centre is to provide individuals with dementia choice and influence in regards to their care and their respite experience, in which they are cared for by specialists who are there to champion individuality. Each individual having a unique experience planned around them each having their own individual service outcomes. 
  • Service is designed to ensure individuals remain as independent as long as possible whilst improving / maintaining quality of life, supporting individuals to live life the way they choose. 
  • By conducting detailed research alongside our partner organisations we ensure to demonstrate the benefits of high quality respite provision for individuals with dementia and their carers ensuring people are supported and enabled to live in the community where they are valued and understood. 

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

  • The key challenge is to raise awareness of dementia and remove the stigma from diagnosis. We have found that many people are reluctant to admit there is an issue and many individuals refuse health and social care interventions, leading to a reduction in quality of life for both the individual with dementia and their carers. 
  • It is also important to address the issue of respite with the emphasis on the importance of caregiver breaks and specialist dementia care support by trained members of staff, targeting members of the community reluctant to prior respite interventions. 

2. Actions

  • Incorporate a specialist dementia care

    To incorporate a specialist dementia care apprenticeship scheme within our centres, training young people exclusively in dementia care, aiming to build the specialist dementia care workforce of the future. Aim to have over 100 dementia care apprentice graduates by 2014.

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  • Strategically placed centres

    To open a number of strategically placed centres nationally to target high areas of need in which we would provide our flexible respite service. 5 strategically placed centres to be opened by 2014.

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  • Importance of night care services

    To raise awareness of the importance of night care services targeting individuals with dementia who have disrupted sleep patterns who are active throughout the night.

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    Update – Third Quarter

    In Progress