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Woodlands Care Home

A SPECIAL CARE HOME FOR OLDER PEOPLE Located on Woodsetts Road in North Anston, Woodlands Care Home provides high quality dementia care for older people. The aim of the Care Home is to provide each resident with care and support in a comfortable environment with a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Staff at the home have been selected for their positive and sensitive attitude. Fantastic Care Quality Commission Report - June 2013 We are delighted to have received a glowing review from the Care Quality Commission this summer. Some of the comments from their independent and unannounced visit are below and the full report can be found here. • "PEOPLE EXPERIENCED CARE, TREATMENT AND SUPPORT THAT MET THEIR NEEDS AND PROTECTED THEIR RIGHTS." • A RESIDENT SAID: "I LIKE IT HERE, WE GET DECENT MEALS AND THERE ARE ALWAYS DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM." • A VISITING GP TOLD CQC "THE STAFF ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB; THEY ARE VERY PROACTIVE AND COMMUNICATE WELL WITH ME." • "WE OBSERVED CARE TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE HOME AND SAW THAT PEOPLE WERE ROUTINELY TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT." • "STAFF SHOWED CONSIDERATION FOR PEOPLE'S PREFERENCES AND WISHES WHEN THEY SPOKE WITH THEM, FOR EXAMPLE, BY ENSURING THAT THEY CHECKED PEOPLE'S CHOICES AT LUNCHTIME, AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE HAD THE TYPE OF DRINK THAT THEY WANTED." • "WE OBSERVED ONE PERSON SAYING THAT THEY WISHED TO EAT THEIR LUNCH IN A QUIET LOUNGE RATHER THAN IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM, AND STAFF ENSURED THAT THIS PREFERENCE WAS UPHELD."

Updated:
8 May 2015
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?

We have recently trained one of staff to be a dementia and dignity champion, they are also trained to do the Dementia café at the home, so will be advertising this internally and externally with the hope that people from the local community will come along and support us with this .Families will be involved in this and will help them have a better understanding of dementia and also feel supported by the home also.

The local churches also visit Woodlands to support our residents and we work closely with the local collages giving placements out to young students to work at woodlands.

Woodlands also sends all of its staff on the Bradford University Corner stones training in dementia so that they have a good understanding in delivering  person centred care to our residents.

The manager is also trained in dementia Mapping and through mapping passes this information back down to all of her staff.   We provide relative and residents forum at the home and all the external and internal activities we complete at the home we also involve family members          

 

 

 

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

Making sure that we have enough staff cover when the dementia café are on as the staff member who is delivering these courses will have to be supernumery

Making sure that we have a dedicated area for the café so not to impede on the residents space without their acceptance of this

Making sure that the collages do not send us more than one student at a time to ensure we can give the student quality training and supervision

 

Member website

www.carehomewoodlands.com

2. Actions

  • Dementia Training

    We  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.  nsure that the principles of behaviour as a means of communication are acknowledged and understood by all.

    All staff attend the Corner stones dementia   care through Bradford university

                          

     

     

     

     

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends and Dementia Friends Champions

    Many Of Woodlands staff are Dementia Friends                                           We are working towards getting the remainder of staff signed up as dementia  friends

    One of our staff has completed training for the dementia champion.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Dementia Cafe

    A Dementia café is  being established at Woodlands,this cafe is open to the surrounding community and the public

    Status:
    Planning
  • Creating a Dementia Friendly Enviroment

    Assess all areas to maximise on use of knowledge about dementia friendly environments and will continue with the Kings Fund environmental checks                                                                         Reference Stirling virtual care home for ideas and guidance for further inprovements that can be made

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Assesssment of good practice

    Use  the NHS patient led assessment tools  to assess Service user areas communal areas and food and drink provision  react to findings

    Status:
    Planning
  • Food Provison

    Food provision/dining area

    Show service users the meal choices they   have stimulating senses

    Smell, sight  

    Give consideration to Moulded meals for   blended meals

    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 status 

    Status:
    Delivery
  • End of life training and care Provision

    Gain knowledge about the concept of the NAMASTE care programme NAMASTE care is based on the power of the loving touch. Enquire about the training that is available through RMBC

    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 

    We have a comprehensive history care plan ,our in house trainer also completes training on person centred care planning which includes life history information and how this cross references throughout the care plan

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Reminiscence

    Reminiscence – Making use of items and pictures,photographs  to help a person feel comfortable and engage with them  this is documented in the care plan when activities have been completed

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Use of music

    Make good use of music as a means of simulation we use piped music, Lost chord musicians and activities to stimulate residents through music.

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Activities and Stimulation

    Use as many methods of stimulations as possible

    Using all the sensory  methods possible

     Using all the sensory  methods possible using our activities team 10-4 daily

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Care before task

    Butterfly time is used dayly at the home to spend quality time with residents and inititive we are very proud of.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Inspriational methods of dementia care

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

    Status:
    Planning
  • Information Provison

    Provision of information for relatives and friends to help them understand and cope

    Use of AZ society web site and information                                                    Advertise and host dementia awareness sessions aimed at relatives and f

    We plan to  print out and place in a folder left in reception the A-Z information from the Alzheimer’s society and invites will be issued to families when we commence with our first Dementia Cafe

     

    Status:
    Planning
  • Communication

    We have develop methods of communication for the people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Personal choices and involvement

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

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Herbert Protocol

    We have aquired knowledge about and and  introduced Herbert Protocol at woodlands and a copy is held in our care plans  

     

    Status:
    Delivered
  • Community Involvement

    Develop  further links within the community – faith group’s 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:
    Delivered
  • Promotion of RDAA

    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