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Monet Lodge - Making Space

Monet Lodge is a specialist 20 bedded Independent Hospital for people with moderate to late stages of dementia, who would have difficulty adjusting to living in a nursing home, and need specialised treatment due to behaviour caused by distress and altered perception. Monet Lodge is managed by Making space, an organisation that delivers an extremely high quality of care, support, and is an enablement services for people with a range of physical and/or mental health conditions, including learning disabilities and dementia. We also have an excellent system of support for carers, and families, involving them at each level of the company, as to promote a carer driven service. The Hospital specialises in Holistic care, developing complex care plans of treatment. When the patient has been successfully treated and no longer requires our treatment, we then arrange for them to be supported in finding suitable living arrangements equal to the level of care they require. In the case that patients are with us long term, we are now a newly qualified unit in Six Steps, a person centred approach to End of Life Care.

Updated:
5 September 2016
Location:
North West
Sectors:
Care, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Manchester 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?

As a specialist hospital, dignity and respect are at the cornerstone of our approach to caring for those with dementia. The most appropriate medical, nursing and social care for each person is always followed, with the emphasis on helping to provide an enjoyable everyday life. We follow good practice from NICE guidelines and the Dementia strategy. We ensure that the people with dementia in our care have a right to person centred care in a caring, supportive and therapeutic environment. This approach enables people who find living with dementia distressing an opportunity to live life well with the support of staff, their family, and friends.

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

Ensuring that we are involved with all organisations and services that can help in the delivery of good evidence based care. To ensure that as an Independent Hospital we know what services are available.  Ensuring that people with dementia are nursed at Monet Lodge in a safe, caring and comfortable environment within the confines of the current economic climate. 

2. Actions

  • Help friends and relatives of people, and volunteers at the hospital to understand the nature and prognosis of Dementia.

    To encourage that carers meetings take place every month with a programme of information and education, with referrals to local support groups, and information sessions surrounding dementia and the carers. We will also deliver dementia friends sessions to all staff members, volunteers and care, and Dementia Information Sessions and Training Delivery to outside organisations, including GP’s and Nurses. A training package, which is aimed at supporting Practitioners, and Community Empowerment. This training has been developed by Making Space consultant Admiral nurse and will be delivered across Manchester from October 2015-March 2016

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Care Mappers (DCM) and environment.

    The hospital associates will arrange detailed DCM assessments for both general and specific purpose to improve health and wellbeing of patients and the hospitals environment. Support from the Dementia Space Team, and Monet’s Dementia Associates will help deliver and support sessions.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • End of Life

    Taking guidance from organisations such as the Kings Fund and end of life specialists, we intend to review and assess the completed 6 steps end of life program. Multiple interconnected projects and information will be reviewed in CPA’s, meeting, and carers meetings to maximise the end of life care given at the hospital, easing the passing and being person centred in our approach to the support.
    Status:
    Delivery
  • Help friends and relatives of people, and volunteers at the hospital to understand the nature and prognosis of Dementia.

    To ensure that carers meetings take place every month with a programme of information and education, with referrals to local support groups, and information sessions surrounding dementia and the carers.We will also deliver dementia friends sessions to all staff members, volunteers and carers, and Dementia Information Sessions and Training Delivery to outside organisations, including GP’s and Nurses. The training package, which is aimed at supporting Practitioners, and Community Empowerment has been developed by Making Space consultant Admiral Nurse and will be delivered across Manchester. Included will be micro sessions chosen by management to further increase the knowledge of staff and positively improve the patient holistic care.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • The hospital is person centred and has a holistic approach. We aim to promote meaningful activities, and that all staff understand the need and importance of activity (everyone in the hospital is essentially an activity coordinator).

    The Wellbeing Facilitator will arrange detailed training for all HCA’s to undergo in Dementia Specialist Activity training. Support from the Dementia Space Team, and Monet’s Dementia Associates will help deliver and support sessions on importance of activity. This will also link up with our connections in the community, which we hope to expand by joining the DAA.

    Status:
    Implementation
  • Improvement to the Environment

    Taken guidance from the Kings Fund and Sterling standards around creating a dementia friendly environment, we intend to review and assess our sensory garden to bring it up to a safe and engaging standard for patients and carers to benefit from. The space can then be used for Dementia friendly events, and possible community engagement.

    Status:
    Planning