Gracewell Healthcare currently have 9 homes with three currently being built. The Living Values are: We respect that every individual, and the best care experience for them, is unique We believe that the tiny details are the big things Discovery and delivery of the tiny details is the hallmark of highly personalised care Our professional work is led by the principles of kindness, empathy, integrity, respect and trust
- 1 April 2014
- South East
- Care, Health, Recreation
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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?
In order to create and deliver the best possible specialist dementia care, it is therefore important to have in place highly personalised care programmes. The sole objective of the personalised care plan is to help a resident express him or herself as the person s/he knows themselves to be in a way that accommodates their disability and honours their abilities, values, habits and familiar and preferred roles in society.
A full life can be achieved through a personalised care plan that is based on productive activities (things that make us feel useful and needed), leisure activities (relaxing and being entertained) and self-care activities (personal and instrumental activities of daily living through which we express our independence and the intimate personal aspects of our personality).
We know how profoundly dementia can affect not just the person suffering from dementia, but also the family. We also know how critical it is to listen to every resident and their family members to truly understand worries, concerns and fears about the nature and type of the specific dementia, in order to create the best possible bespoke care plan.
The Gracewell Healthcare vision is to provide the best possible specialist dementia care to every single one of its highly respected resident
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The challenges are to ensure that each and every member of staff have a good understanding if dementia and how it affects the individual and their relatives/carers.
We wish for the residents of Pemberley House to be part of the community but that is a challenge if residents cannot access the community.
To have a dementia friendly hair and beauty salon
We will be opening our beauty spa for people living with dementia and their carers. This will benefit both parties. Whilst the person who has dementia is having their hair/nails done the carer can have a coffee in our bistro, or in the garden. Should the carer wish then to have their hair/nails done their loved one can have coffee in our dementia household, thereby giving the carer some ‘me’ time
2013 - Fourth Quarter Update
To invite the community to Pemberley
We are inviting people from groups such as day centres, Alzheimers cafes to our home to join in activities such as Garden parties, Tea Dances, visiting theatrical groups. This is particularly important for those residents who cannot access the community and also gives meaningful activities for those from the community who are visiting.