Chosen with Care

Supporting self funding families find the appropriate care home for a loved one. Focusing on your individual needs medically, financially and emotionally we will find the very best care home for you. We know what questions to ask a care home in order to guarantee your needs are met and we will personally visit the homes on your behalf to ensure that your requirements are met. We specialise in finding residential and nursing care for family members with dementia.

Updated:
11 January 2016
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Kent 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?

Chosen with Care listens very careful to the individual requirements of our clients.  We want to ensure that the potential resident of a care home has as much choice and influence over their decision.  We support the family and the individual to ensure that the care homes we find can fully meet their needs and are supported to live their lives as fully as possible.

We make sure that families have all of the information they need in order to make fully informed decision that allows their loved one to live in an environment where they are valued, understood and have a sense of belonging within a community.

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

The challenges that Chosen with Care faces are lack of understanding about dementia from family members.  It is an extremely confusing, frustrating and frightening time for the family and the individual and we aim to reassure everybody that a full life can be lived well, safely and securely within the right care home environment.  Families struggle with the loss of the identity of their loved ones and we support them, alongside the care home, to engage wherever possible so that they have a connection to their relative.

Member website

www.chosenwithcare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • To ensure all staff are Dementia Friends.

    To ensure all staff are Dementia Friends.  Chosen with Care is a company that recognises there is a huge need for support and expertise for self funding families that need to find care .  

    As our staffing levels grow we will ensure everybody attends dementia friends sessions in order to fully support our clients and their families.  In addition we work alongside many healthcare professionals and we will encourage them to join us in the dementia friends training.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Staff volunteering

    To ensure all staff spend some time volunteering in a day centre that supports dementia, thereby having hands on experience of dementia.  This is something that Debbie Harris has been doing for some time and can see the benefit of clearly.  

    We will encourage all new members of staff wherever possible to consider this part of their training as it enables you to see, over the weeks and months, how the disease progresses and how it affects different people differently.  By getting to know individuals on a weekly basis you have a much deeper understanding of the disease and what techniques can be used for the greatest benefit of the individual.  You can also see the different stages that people go through as the disease progresses, both the individual and the families.

    Status:
    Being implemented