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Churchgate Healthcare

Cedars Care Home is a purpose-built 46-bedded facility providing quality residential and dementia care. It is part of the Churchgate HealhtCare Group of which there are 4 other care homes in the South East of England. Cedars has been open since April 2012 and is aimed primarily at the private market.

1 June 2015
East of England
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

Cedars aims to provide quality residential and dementia care with the emphasis on a person-centred approach to all aspects of that care.  We empower our residents to maintain their independence as much and for as long as possible and encourage them to do as much for themeselves as possible.  We consider our residents wishes in relation to all aspects of their lives and actively support them in contributing to the decor and running of the home. We welcome their opinions in regard to activities and menus and, as we have our own minibus will, do our best to ensure they enjoy the communities facilities. 

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

The main challenge we find is that the relatives of our residents often find it difficult to accept the changes in their loved ones - both physical and mental.  However, we do our best to enlighten them by having an open door policy whereby they can ask questions and seek help and advice at any time.  We also invite them to share in all care plan reviews on a monthly basis and we have a relative and residents committee.

We also want to forge more relationships with the local community for the benefit of our residents.

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2. Actions

  • Greater involvement with the local community

    Through this alliance it is hoped new contacts can be forged to facilitate both in-house and external activities to provide additional stimulation for our residents.

    Initial Scoping

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To provide more support and enlightenment for relatives and friends of our residents

    We wish to structure a programme of information events for all those involved with our residents and the home.


    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member

  • To encourage everyone to become a Dementia Friend

    We will actively promote the alliance and in doing so hope to add to the number of Dementia Friends and Dementia Champions in the local community. 

    Initial Scoping

    2015 - Second Quarter Update

    New Member