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Amberdene Lodge - Hull

Amberdene Lodge is a private care home , which is based in the West area of Hull , we offer both permanent residency and respite care to older people , we pride ourselves on being family focused and the environment being a home from home.

8 May 2014
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Hull Dementia Action Alliance , Yorkshire & Humber 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 are proactive in creating a dementia friendly environment and have a person centred approach to supporting those with a dementia and pride ourselves on our staff training in this area to enable us to provide good quality care.    

We pride ourselves in taking a person centred approach and understanding each persons individual needs, from this we can base our activities around areas that suit the individual and their needs especially in delivering one to one support keyworker time. Our staff are committed to supporting all service users and their families and also how we support people with Dementia within our environment.

We have also worked with the Hull Dementia Academy for staff training and support , we actively participate in Dementia Care Mapping within the home for our staff to gain further knowledge and support , all staff have undertaken training with the Academy and the Manager is a Dementia Ambassador . We actively support our service users in community events and are aware of the butterfly schemes in the hospital settings ensure that should one of our service user need this services of the hospital that they are fully supported and their patient passport outlines their individual needs and how we support them.

We are at present using aids to make the environment more dementia friendly by ensure there are meaningful activities around the home , colour  codes and pictures of every day topics and needs for our service users to access to support them , we also use communication charts and history profiles to help us support individuals with dementia .   


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

Our challenge is ensure all staff have up to date training on Dementia and how best to support someone. Our support plans need to be reflective of individual needs and the best ways of achieving the optimum care.   Residents need meaningful activities and stimulation.   

2. Actions

  • To identify individual needs to help plan better care

    The home aims to continue working with the Dementia Academy and gain support and knowledge through dementia mapping for individual service users  and their families and others who use the service


  • To continue to improve on understanding Dementia for the whole staff group

    The home aims to continually support all staff including the domestic / cooks to gain further training and update their training on Dementia as required.


    Being implemented
  • To improve engagement and activities within the home

    The home aims to continue and develop more dementia friendly focused based activities around the home  and update areas to the environment such as the garden area to promote further outdoor activities and relaxation.


    Being implemented