CLCA is an established NHS staffing provider that also delivers home-based services to people with complex care needs and significant health conditions, long-term illnesses, injuries or disabilities across the UK. The Company specialises its services in a wide variety of complex healthcare conditions, including acquired brain injuries, spinal injuries, neurological disorders, Dementia, Alzheimer’s and those with ventilator and gastronomy dependencies.
- 20 December 2019
- West Midlands
- Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Domiciliary Care, Health, Local Authorities, Local DAA Members, Medical, Social Care
- Local Alliances:
- Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance, Birmingham 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?
CLCA Nursing is proud to offer bespoke care for clients suffering from all forms of Dementia. Our dedicated team of highly qualified nurses and health care assistants have the expertise to allow clients to remain in their own home and still receive the same standard of care that they would have in a hospital or care home environment. Our staff receive on-going training and supervision to safeguard the rigorous requirements that our clients expect and deserve.
Our packages can maintain or establish support for adults, children and young people up to and including 24-hour live-in care to support sufferers of all forms of Dementia.
CLCA Nursing is also continually building our external support network by working in partnerships with organisations and alternative therapists to ensure that we are able to provide a holistic approach to unique conditions.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There are several challenges that the Company has identified.
- Securing appropriate funding for additional support outside of the day-to-day care.
- Ensuring that dementia awareness remains a priority with a growing geographical client base.
- Ensuring that the appropriate care is available to those living with dementia, including rural areas.
- Dementia diagnosis rates are still less than 70%
- Access to advice for clients and their "support circle".
Increase external support network
Clinical and marketing team leads are attending and seeking to expand our network by looking for positive, alternative solutions for people living with dementia. By understanding each unique situation and supporting clients through their journey to the best of our ability and knowledge.
- Being implemented
Looking for support when designing and implementing a care plan for clients with dementia
When carrying out assessments, reviews and care planning - we will ask for support from Dementia professionals if we require something different to improve the quality of care we provide.
Raising awareness of dementia and support through our communication channelsIt is important for us to recognise the difficulties and challenges in living with dementia as well as caring for people with dementia. By utilising our communication channels - i.e. social media and emails etc. we will look to expand knowledge base and encourage people to get involved in Dementia Friends related activities and such.
- Being implemented