Ashley House, Bordon
Ashley House is a residential Home for people living with the experience of dementia. We have created a dementia friendly home with room for people to walk around and enjoy a welcoming experience with a sensory and tactile and stimulating theme encouraging meaningful occupation as it might have been in their own home.
- 24 July 2014
- South East
- 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?
We look at the unique person each with their own story to tell looking beyond their dementia, allowing people to take risks with the benefits out weighing the risk.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Challenges occur when people look at the dementia instead of the person focusing on what they cant do rather than their strengths.
Putting good risk assessments into place showing clear benefits help.
People often believe that Care Homes should be sterile Hotel like buildings, rather than a true home from home which will often be untidy.
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure all staff, attend a dementia awareness raising session including becoming a dementia friend.
Take away the fear of coming into a care home
Invite the local community in to share a cup of tea and social activities
Support Carers and families
Arrange an afternoon once a week for people to share in Ashley House Activities and for Carers to get together and discuss problems while supporting each other
Enable meaningful occupation
Provide an environment which is stimulating and homely with easy access to the outside.
Share ideas and promote a whole home approach
Visit homes within the organisation helping staff understand that social activities are an integral part of care and not a stand alone
2014 - First Quarter Update