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The Priory Care Home (Advinia)

We are a 25 bedded residential home on the outskirts of London which specialises in care of people living with dementia and elderly/frail. We have good transport links into Romfrod town centre, and to the front and rear of the home have wild deer that roam.

Updated:
17 March 2018
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Havering 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 a company that is continuously striving for better education and training of our staff in all areas of dementia and care.

 

I the manager have undertaken a dementia champion training course so I can deliver the 5 main points on dementia and can help people become dementia friends. We have been running regular sessions within the home for staff, family members, relatives, and residents and have now begun this in schools. Any actions made will be going onto our dementia tree (which will have all the actions as leaves!) I am also qualified as a dementia trainer and offer training to other homes all around the country.

 

We want to show that dementia is something live with and not suffer from! People can still lead very happy lives with patience and understanding.

 

Memory boxes are on each persons bedroom wall. These are updated regularly, with items or memories which evoke feelings, memories and general feelings of warmth and well being.

 

Each resident has a ‘this is me’ sheet in their care plans. We also work in collaboration with them and their families and keyworkers to get a life story pen picture.

 

We are now on Facebook… and state when we  are doing dementia friends sessions and what is going on around the home.

 

We are dedicated to changing our residents lives for the better!

 

We have joined NAPA (National Association for providers of activities for older persons. This is helping us achieve more fulfilling, stimulating lives, which again evoke feelings and memories.

The home has been working on and has signed up for the Gold Standards Framework and is trying to make the home better equipped for people at end of life with dementia (and those without), taking into account their wishes.

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

Time is always a challenge and there is always things that may interrupt the day. However with support from head office, and the residents and family members we can achieve all of these goals through solid participation and partnership.

 

Member website

www.advinia.co.uk

2. Actions

  • To create a better understanding for all

    1) As a dementia champion continue to increase peoples understanding of what dementia is.

    2) Offer dementia training to other homes and organisations at beginner, intermediate and higher level.

    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    Full member - well established home looking after people living with dementia.

  • Create a dementia action tree and work through goals

    Any actions or statements from the dementia awareness sessions, to go on the dementia action tree to symbolise our goals which we are working to.

     

    Status:
    Delivery

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • Creating better standards all round.

    We do have a lady who is a dementia champion who attends local seminars on various things that are related to dementia, i.e. health matters, activities etc. She then delivers this info back to all staff to create a better home  and standards.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2014 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member