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Willows Care Home

We provide long term, respite, nursing, residential, Dementia and Complex mental health care Staff are passionate in delivering person centred care Purpose built home with single rooms & ensuite facilities. Specific reminiscence/dementia friendly décor, furniture, signage

31 October 2014
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 will encourage/facilitate individual choices/preferences in the way residents are cared for

All levels of staff in the home will be trained in Dementia awareness and are encouraged to become dementia friends and promote this to their families and friends

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

Recruitment will continue for next 9-12 months

Staff are recruited from various backgrounds, therefore we will need to ensure all staff do receive training in Dementia awareness

2. Actions

  • To promote independence in a Care home environment

    We will assist residents to maintain their independence as long as possible this will include assisting them to access local facilities such as – pubs/shopping centres/theatres/Dog racing/ensuite facilities


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  • To encourage family/friends involvement

    Activities will involve residents/families (creating their memory boxes or memory books which will be laminated) the environment is decorated in a way that encourages independence ie; directional signage/pictorial signage/reminiscence pictures/coloured bedroom doors/rummage boxes containing sensory items

    We will support families by holding regular meetings where we invite relevant speakers experienced in Dementia and for them to share experiences with each other



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  • Support residents to ensure a peaceful & dignified death

    Liaise with relevant persons/resident in early stages to identify wishes for end of life care

    Link with specialists in End of Life care to assist in supporting families and staff


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