Limewood, Choices Housing

We deliver residential, nursing and respite care for people with dementia. We deliver a seamless service, from early diagnosis to end of life care. Relatives and residents benefit from the quality of care, and expertise offered, whilst experiencing familiar, safe and comfortable surroundings. We organize meaningful activities that help to sustain both physical and mental health, maintain interests, and give opportunities to develop others. Our staff understands that engaging with residents, and encouraging activity, is central to their caring role. Each person we care for is unique with their own likes and dislikes, life history and personality, and each activity contribute to the individual’s sense of well being.

Updated:
21 March 2017
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Housing Sector, Care, Social Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

I will be working as part of the 2020 target for dementia friendly communities and with this mind will be attending meetings with other professionals to share information and ideas. I also want to support carers  and  work with other health and social care professionals  to gain insight into dementia.

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

There will always be a limit on funding and this is something I am aware of.

I will be delivering dementia awareness training to families of newly diagnosed people in order to signpost them support services.

2. Actions

  • Communication

    Great communication with the people we support. Understanding the most common difficulties with which people with dementia can struggle.

    Ask ourselves if our behaviour and the way we communicate show that we respect value and honour them. Treat each person as an individual.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Work with cognitive impairment

    We are aware of the difficulties that people face and will support them to have meaningful activities  that  assist  memory and sensory impairment.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Achieve person centred care

    Get to know the personalities of the people we support, and appreciate them as unique. We recognise that caring for a person who has stored memories and a life behind them and many life experiences.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Building dementia friendly communities

    1. conctacting local business and services to speak about dementia and to arrange dementia infomation sessions 

    2. Working towards setting up a dementia Hub where anyone affected by dementia can come and get support and advice.

    3. Supporting families and carers

    4. arranging a place for agencies who work within dementia care and support can access meeting facilities 

    5. Arrange promotion days to dispel myths and stigma and to spread the the word about living well with dementia

     

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    We are delivering dementia friends sessions to Arriva bus Company, Sainsburys have requested  the same sessions to all of their staff in Strafford.

    We are also working with Staffordshire libraries to deliver information sessions to staff and to the public.

    I have been conctacted byh cruse bereavement who have also expressed a wish to work with me to raise dementia  awareness

    The northfield village is having dementia friends sessions  in March and  staff from Staffords health and well being centre are attending

    The staff and volunteers from the National Warm Museum have attended Limewood to see  how we deliver Remeniscence  sessions  and to  liase with them on sharing ideas and action for raising awareness of dementia.

    I am presenting to the South staffs council steering group on the work we are doing at Limewood to set up a drop in centre for anyone who is affected by dementia.

    I have been asked to deliver dementia friends sessions to level 3 students at Staffordshire college, this will take place in May