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Juniper House Care Home (Sanctuary Care)

Juniper House Residential Care Home is part of Sanctuary Care, one of the UK's leading care providers and a not for profit organisation. We have dedicated an entire floor for dementia care and offer a safe, secure environment with private en suite bedrooms, lovely furnishings, stimulating activities and a fantastic care team trained to deliver the best dementia care. Juniper House is one of Sanctuary Care’s Worcestershire homes that form part of The Gateway, offering a range of services to older people in the St John’s and the wider Worcester community. The care home’s team supports local people to live well in later life by providing a range of services. People can book to come in for personal care and support such as having a bath, a home-cooked meal or even to take part in recreational sessions and activities. The team also provides pre-bookable respite care breaks. If you are caring for a loved one at home, this can give you the opportunity to recharge your batteries or take a break of your own, knowing we are taking good care of your loved one.

8 December 2020
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Worcester 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?

At Juniper House our staff are here to not only provide excellent dementia care, but to help our residents’ relatives when it comes to understanding dementia. All staff receive dementia training and every home has a Dementia Friends Champion.  Our dementia care homes encourage and support our residents’ families to be part of their dementia journey. Relatives are welcome to visit whenever they like and we support them to be part of life in our home. We believe in enriching lives by providing meaningful activities for people with dementia. These include reminiscence therapy as well as sensory activities for adults with dementia. We run a dementia support group for relatives which is open to people from outside their home, supporting people in the community with understanding dementia. Juniper House has close links with the local community making the home a thriving place, where our residents feel connected to their local communities.

We make sure our residents’ bedrooms are personal, special places for them with precious photographs and cherished keepsakes. By really understanding our residents, our care team can provide a home where they can live in the moment and feel safe.

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

Many of our residents may have previously been cared for at home by a loved one. We understand how hard it can be to support someone through their dementia journey alone before they move into a care home

2. Actions

  • Awareness

    Co operate with different groups and societies e.g. Age UK to offer support and promote awareness

    Being implemented
  • Carers Support

    Provide a venue at Juniper House for a Dementia Carers Support Group - available for residents falilies/friends and the wider community.

    Being implemented
  • Safe Haven

    Provide a safe haven, dementia friendly environment with dementia trained care staff for carers in the community to visit anytime with their loved ones living with dementia to use our bathing facilities, stay for lunch, an activity session or the hairdresser. If carers need more of a break we can offer a respite stay at Juniper House for their loved one who will be cared for in a safe, secure environment with dementia friendly staff available 24/7.

    Being implemented