Admiral Nurse Service (Telford and Wrekin)
Admiral Nurses are specialised mental health nurses working in the field of dementia. The mission of the Admiral Nurse Service (ANS) is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers by providing a specialist nursing intervention for the carers of people with dementia; raising awareness and providing education and training for carers, professionals and the public; promoting the highest possible standards of care for people with dementia and their carers.
- 27 April 2017
- West Midlands
- Health, Voluntary Sector, Care
- Local Alliances:
- Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin 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?
Dementia UK is the charity that supports admiral nurses and is commited to supporting carers and the person with dementia to improve their quality of life.
To provide clinical support post-diagnosis to carers and family members who are affected by Alzheimer’s and various types of Dementia
To work in partnership with other agencies to provide a seamless family carer support service to adults who care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia.
To provide education and training to carers, professionals and to raise public awareness, reducing stigma related with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The main challenges are utilising the available resources to support the needs of the person with dementia and their carers based on their individual needs by utilising community resources and developing the skills of the carer.
Raising awareness of the service within the community to carers who may be more isolated.
Deliver psycho-educational sessions for carers
To deliver workshops that give an overview of the basics of dementia nad provide skills training whilst dealing with the emotional impact of the caring role in a sensitive and informative manner.
2014 - Second Quarter Update
To provide 1:1 interventions based on the admiral nurse model
To assess the needs of the carer based on the 17 domains looking at all aspects of the health and wellbeing of the carer and the person with dementia so they can continue to remain at home with appropriate support and advice on services.
2017 - First Quarter Update
Admiral nurses conitnue to provide ongoing education advice and therapuetic interventions to carers and the PWD living in their own homes who require intensive support
2017 - First Quarter Update