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Hazelwell Lodge Specialst Residential Care Home

Hazelwell Lodge is a 35 capacity Residential home specializing in Dementia & Mental Health. The operation of the home is designed to enable such residents to resume a more appropriate and desirable way of living that deals with their individual needs on a personal level.

6 May 2015
South West
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Ilminster Dementia Friendly Community

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?

Commit to promoting an "ordinary life" for people with dementia who use our service. Offer an attractive , omely environment with emphasis on individual care and attention.

Encourage and promote caring, patient attitudes in our staff whose primary role is providing good care to residents. Encourage flexibility in staffs working systems, regular continuous professional developement and a cheerful, polite and understanding approach.

Design a dementia friendly environment to support people who use our services to easily identify areas of interest. Use sign posting and appropriate colours to recognise areas of inerest.

Support the people who use our service to personalise their individual space to promote comfort and a sense of identity.

Enable people who use our service to retain and develop their independence and to exercise self-determination in their lives where possible.

Design an activities programme centred around the individual with dementia's needs, abilities and preferences.

Uphold the basic rights of each person with dementia who use our service. Privacy, Dignity, Independence, Choice, Rights and Fulfillment.

Maintain contact & build relations with local community, people/services/businesses/schools etc. and network at regular intervals.

Have an open door policy whereby people with Dementia can recieve visitors at a convenient time to them.

Offer support and advice to carers, relatives & friends through regular drop in sessions & information packs etc.

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

Support and understanding from the local communities and businesses.

Time to carry out regular information sessions.

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