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Rose Court Care Home

18 December 2013
North West
Local Alliances:
Bury Dementia Action Alliance

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?

Rose Court – HC-One is a care home registered to provide care for people with a diagnosis of Dementia. HC-One  is committed to provide care with kindness. Our dementia policy is clear in its intent to support people living with Dementia, using whole person centered models of care. HC-One conduct dementia mapping to establish individual home practice in care delivery, action plans are then developed from the audits to target areas of development.

Rose Courthas a dedicated dementia nursing unit to meet the needs of residents living with Dementia. The whole home provision has dementia care delivery in mind; the environment is being currently redeveloped using our design book ‘Design with Dementia in Mind’ HC – Our staff undertake 5 dedicated dementia modules to establish an understanding of a dementia diagnosis and the management and care of people living with dementia. The home is currently recruiting a dedicated dementia lead clinician to support the existing home service delivery. The redevelopment of the home with dementia care in mind will further enhance our community involvement.  

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

 Regional support services and education and information for the people supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia will need developed further.

Recruitment and retention of staff teams will continue to be a challenge in ensuring a constant provision of care.

The experience and understanding of care givers and interested others will impact on the resources within the home to offer the level of support required.

2. Actions

  • Improving and increasing the use of music therapy and multimedia provision.

    We will improve our provision and use of music therapy in particular with residents living with dementia by the further identification and use of technologies to enhance wellbeing.  The home will further develop and encourage resident to participate in existing provision of music therapies dedicated to residents living with dementia by the end of 2014.

  • We aim to further develop external partners understanding of the challenges facing people living with dementia. This will include relatives and visitors and other support services.

    We will provide information both formally and informally to enhance and promote the understanding of those caring for, and assisting with the support of people living with dementia. This will be via visitors and supporting professionals having access to HC-One dedicated dementia training and through information both in the written and through placement review.

  • The redevelopment of the home with dementia care in mind will further enhance our community involvement.

    We will improve environment of the homes provision with dementia in mind. This will include the provision of a dementia friendly café, meeting area. This will include the refurbishment of the whole home environment, with specific focus on flooring, lighting and colour choice. The Refurbishment and redevelopment and increase of communal spaces to enhance the choices available to residents living in the home.