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Treeton Grange Care Home

Hermes Care provides quality nursing and residential care support on an individual basis to persons over 65 years of age. Treeton Grange has 48 rooms all with ensuite with two of the rooms being double rooms to accommodate a couple. We have motivated, friendly staff that deliver high quality care. We provide wholesome and varied home cooked meals. Our home provides activities planned by the activity co-ordinator and the service users. Making A Difference

Updated:
26 July 2015
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
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?

Continue to raise awareness and support people and family/carers with dementia. Through relative/ residents meetings plan outings/ activities enabling personal choice to influence decisions.

Assist our community to feel a sense of belonging and valued part of community, family by enabling service users to take part in all areas of life

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

Provide further education and training for all staff in our home forge links with outside agencies i.e. Alzheimer’s association and local groups. Time factor, financial restraints are areas to overcome, facilitating more informal gatherings for residents and families/ carers.

Member website

www.hermescare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    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

     Ensure all staff sign up as dementia friends and encourage them to cascade their knowledge into the surrounding community and their own net works

    Have a dementia Friends champion to cascade and sustain the dementia friend commitment 

    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 )

    Use  assessment tools  to assess the physical environment of the hospice  ,wards and communal areas and food and drink react to findings

    Status:
    Planning
  • Food Provision

    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 crockeryDevelop 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:
    Planning
  • NAMASTE

    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
  • Methods of care

    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 .  Reminiscence –   Making use of items and pictures to help a person feel comfortable and engage   with them .Make good use of music as a means of simulation.Use as many methods of stimulations as  possible.Using all the sensory  methods possible

    Develop methods of communication for the   people with Dementia with speech and communication difficulties

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

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Information for families

    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 friends  

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Herbert Protocol

    Gain Knowledge about and introduce the Herbert protocol to safe guard the service users in our care ,gaining past knowledge from families

    Status:
    Planning
  • Community Involvement

    We have develop links within the community – faith groups churches, schools to improve community knowledge and to enhance the lives of the service users.    

    Status:
    Delivered
  • 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