Halcyon Court Care Home (Anchor)
Anchor is the largest not-for-profit care provider in England and has more than 40 years' experience of working with older people. Working with almost 40,000 older people each week, we aim to provide the best care and residential care homes in the UK. Our 10,000 staff are dedicated to improving the lives of older people. Halcyon Court care home is set in a residential area in Headingley in its own attractive grounds, close to local shops and pubs and within easy access of Leeds city centre. We provide residential care for 52 older people with varying abilities, both physically and mentally, including dementia care for 11 older people.
- 28 May 2015
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds 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?
- Liaise with Leeds Alzheimer’s Society to provide information sessions for residents’ family members and friends which will help them understand the possible symptoms of dementia and how person-centred care will still be delivered in the home for those living with dementia.
- Ensure the interior of the home is dementia-friendly.
- Provide a new secure outdoor sensory garden.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
- Provision of up to date information about support available;
- Public and professional awareness of dementia;
- Time and budget constraints
- Lack of attendance at family and friends training sessions.
- Public perception of care homes and their services
Family and Friends Information Sessions
We will arrange a schedule of sessions for family members to be run by the Alzheimers Society at the home, to inform and provide support. We will encourage attendance by promoting the sessions in the local community and through social media.
Become a more integrated part of the local community
Attend meetings, coffee mornings etc and support local community groups and services. Promote and educate about the excellent standard of dementia residential care available, both at Halcyon Court and from other providers. Remove barriers and misconceptions about care homes.
All internal staff at the home to attend Anchor Inspires dementia care training programme
The home manager to arranged internal dementia care and awareness training for all employees.