The Andover Nursing Home

We are a nursing home in Andover with 87 beds providing care for residents with and without Dementia.

Updated:
8 November 2016
Sectors:
Health, Medical, Care
Local Alliances:
Hampshire 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?

Vital !

As a nursing home specialising in dementia care our role in delivering better outcomes is vital to our residents and our staff and all that visit the home.

We pride ourselves on having a well trained team who provide excellent person centred care to our residents, we also deliver better outcomes to relatives and visitors so they understand more about dementia
and their loved ones in the home.

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

As we are a nursing home we have very little challenges. We recruit staff who want to work in dementia care and they generally want to know as much as possible. We work very closely with Alzheimer’s association and we have had a great many training courses from them over the years. This month we also have staff attending their new Step inside course. We also have a number of staff who have attended dementia SLP courses in Winchester in order to cascade their learning down to other staff.

Time is our biggest challenge, not only are we keeping staff trained and aware but we are also trying to educate and help relatives visitors friends relatives who visit the home.

2. Actions

  • Enable relatives to be dementia aware

    Organise awareness sessions for relatives

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2014 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Friendly Helper always available

    We will ensure there is a ‘Dementia Friendly’ person on duty at all times by including Dementia Awareness in our induction/training process

     

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Regular Dementia Awareness

    Monthly dementia meeting for all staff

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Promoting dementia awareness

    Monthly community dementia friends meeting

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Supporting our local Dementia Action Group, AnDAG

    Monthly dementia friendly Andover meeting
    Status:
    Being implemented