Peninsula Care Homes Ltd

Parkland House is part of Peninsula Care Homes; a family-run company based in Devon and is a long established home located on the western outskirts of Exeter. Parkland House is registered to care for 52 residents in private rooms and benefits from its own grounds, with lawns and patio areas. It has quality décor throughout and residents are treated with the utmost care and dignity. We provide person-centred care and residents are involved in the running of the Home. Parkland House has a very busy social programme. The programme is constantly under review with regular feedback from the residents committee. As a specialist home in providing care for residents living with dementia particular emphasis is placed on reminiscing and developing an in depth understanding of our residents including their past history so that we can create a better quality of life for them.

Updated:
7 October 2018
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA)

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?

Action 1 - Staff, Relatives and Friends Awareness Sessions

Whilst our staff are trained  in dementia care we would like them all to become dementia friends. This has nearly been accomplished. In addition we would like to actively encourage families/friends to be part of our dementia friend training so far the uptake is minimal.

We have formed links with a local nursery and hope the connection will raise awareness with local children and their families.

Action 2 - Join the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance

Yes Peninsula Care Homes Ltd has joined as a group with Parkland House joining the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

Action 3 - Improving and Enhancing the Environment

Parkland House residents, staff and visitors are often making suggestions on ways to improve the environment. A lot has been accomplished. This year we hope to install a resident kitchen within the dining room for residents to enjoy.

Action 4 - Partnership with and support for the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance 2019 calendar.Peninsula Care Homes Ltd have sponsored the September page.

Action 5 - Partnership and support for the Exeter Alliance 2019 calendar.

Action 6 - Through connections made with the Alliance Parkland House residents benefit from a volunteer artist and plays from a theatre group.

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

We are continually training our staff and improving the service we offer and we want to expand the external activities on offer. We are challenged by financial strains and having the rime to do everything. Many families do not fully understand dementia and we are very keen to support and enhance their knowledge in order that they can better support family members/friends too.

2. Actions

  • Staff, Relatives and Friends Awareness Sessions

    Whilst our staff are trained in dementia care we would like them all to become dementia friends. This has nearly been accomplished. In addition we would like to actively encourage families/friends to be part of our dementia friend training so far the uptake is minimal. We have formed links with a local nursery and hope the connection will raise awareness with local children and their families. 

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Join the Exeter Alliance

    Peninsula Care Homes Ltd has joined as a group with Parkland House joining the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance.

    Status:
  • Improving and Enhancing the Environment

    Parkland House residents, staff and visitors are often making suggestions on ways to improve the environment. A lot has been accomplished. This year we hope to install a resident kitchen within the dining room for residents to enjoy.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Support for the Exeter Alliance 2019 Calendar

    Partnership with and support for the Exeter Alliance 2019 Calendar.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Creative Arts Engagement

    Through connections made with the Alliance Parkland House residents benefit from a volunteer artist and plays from a theatre group.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Improving and Enhancing the Environment

    Parkland House residents, staff and visitors are often making suggestions on ways to improve the environment. A lot has been accomplished. This year we hope to install a resident kitchen within the dining room for residents to enjoy.

    Status:
    Being implemented