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Meadowview Care Home

Amore Health Care caters for care of older people in care home settings. It delivers 24 hour residential, nursing and dementia care. All clients have personalised care plans, recognising their individual needs and wishes. Amore enhances quality of life by enabling people to make informed choices about their daily lives. The relatives actively engage in the clients’ care. Each home has a dedicated team of care staff who work alongside an activity co-ordinator to engage with clients and ensure they are treated with dignity and respect.

Updated:
6 May 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

       It is essential that the organisation provides training for staff to comprehensively understand dementia avoiding the theory practice gap. It is of significant importance that both staff and relative/carers live in the world of the dementia client than trying to get the dementia client to live in theirs. 

Clients must be well assessed before they arrive in to the care home and it is essential that the staff understand as much as possible about the client. The activity within the Home should capture as much of these elements that the client is interested in. Activities must be high on the agenda and must be meaningful. 

In terms of the relatives and the general public it is important that the Home takes a key interest in promoting Dementia awareness. This will be a key aspect to help relatives understand what is happening to their loved ones. 

It is also important to in co-operate  dementia care with the culture of the community.

    

 

 

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

The challenges at present for this Home are the provision of Dementia knowledge and the practical impact that should have on the staff and relatives when caring for clients from ‘Kilnhurst’. This was a mining community and the care and activities that we provide must encompass this area.                                                                                                                     The difficulty is getting staff and relatives to have a clear understanding of this concept. Hence a creative approach is needed.

The next challenge is to ensure that activities are a joint affair – everyone participates and activities does not stop at weekends.

 

Member website

www.amorecare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness training

    Improve our understanding of Dementia

    Judge each staff group and assess training requirements – access training though RMBC Bronze to Platinum dementia training

     Ensure that Dementia Awareness training is a mandatory requirement of all staffs training requirements at a suitable level appropriate for the role of each employee.

    Ensure that the principles of behaviour as a means of communication are acknowledged and understood by all

    Have dementia  champions with in the Estabilishment - cascading good practice

     

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Enviroments

    Assess all areas to maximise on use of knowledge about dementia friendly environments

       Reference Stirling virtual care home for ideas and guidance

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Food Provision

    Food provision/dining area

    Give consideration to the colour of crockery

    Develop pictorial menus

    Ensure food is fortified where necessary

    Maintain good levels of hydration and use guidance to avoid malnutrition and a poor nutritional statue 

    Status:
    Planning
  • Life History

    Have a method of gaining as much knowledge about each person with dementias history and ensure all staff use this knowledge to help a person feel comfortable in their surrounding 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Service user engagement

    Reminiscence – Making use of activities , items and pictures, books , photograghs  to help a person feel comfortable and engage with them 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Sitimulation

    Make good use of music and movement as a means of simulation

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Respect and Choice

    Ensure that a person with dementia is offered choices and is asked for their input into their care needs where ever possible

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Information provision for relatives and friends

    Provision of information for relatives and friends to increase their understanding of the affects dementia may have on their relative both emotionally and physically  

    Status:
    Planning
  • Inspiration and Forward Thinking

    Look for inspiration from the Dutch model of care for people with dementia

    Status:
    Planning
  • Commuity Involvement

    Develop links within the community – Faith groups churches, schools, Guides, Brownie and Scouts and Cubs ,any other suitable community group .

    To improve community knowledge and to enhance the lives of the service users    

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Promotion of Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    Promote the concept of Dementia Action Alliance into the community and to all /any suitable businesses that the care home and that staff team are   involved with

    Status:
    Planning