Care Concepts is a private, innovative care company formed in 2003 which provides support and care to older people in Manchester, Warrington, Trafford and St Helens. Marion Lauder House based in Wythenshawe (Manchester) has been developed in to a 77 place home providing specialist dementia care through our Respite and Assessment Unit, Day Centre, long term Residential and Nursing care along with a Dementia Outreach and General Home Care service.
- 17 February 2014
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Manchester 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?
We aim to support older people to live a fulfilling and independent life for as long as possible, with the appropriate level of care from our dedicated care team, tailored to individual need.
We aim to bring dignity and respect to all that we do, in the way we deal with our staff - and most importantly to the care we provide. We treat every person as an individual, making the care centred on them. We hope that people enjoy living with us and that they have as good a quality of life as they are able at any time.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
A potential barrier to engaging with other organisations is their lack of understanding of dementia and the need to make it everyone’s responsibility.
Resource implications: staff, time & finance
Dementia Action Alliance
Marion Lauder House will become an active member of the Wythenshawe Dementia Collective.
We will forge intergenerational links within the local community including schools, Churches and local Community groups.
Make use of specialist and mainstream technology to provide support for residents (with dementia) and their families.
We will continue to support Nurses and Carers to maximise their contribution to the dementia challenge
Improve the Skills of the Dementia Care Workforce
We will improve the skills of the dementia care workforce by developing and delivering high quality education programmes to staff across a range of dementia care settings and through the use of our approved trainer scheme by the end of 2013.