Darlington Court care home
Darlington Court is a welcoming care home, just three miles from the seaside town of Littlehampton in West Sussex. Our friendly, experienced team provides residential, nursing and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also offer supportive and sensitive end of life care. We get to know each resident on a one-to-one basis, so that we can make their care programme as individual as they are. We offer residents a choice in everything that we do and we build strong relationships with each person, their family and their friends. Every month we hold a relaxed meeting with residents and their relatives, to discuss how we can make improvements to day-to-day life at Darlington Court. It's a great opportunity for everyone to share their ideas and make suggestions about things like our menu. Our services Nursing care Nursing dementia care Residential care Respite care
- 3 December 2019
- South East
- Local Alliances:
- Worthing Dementia Action Alliance, Arun 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?
As a care home we provide care for both residence and their loved ones with the effect of Dementia, through training our staff to be Dementia friends, holding Dementia training events locally and utilising our support guides within the community. The support guides help the understanding of listening, talking and connecting with a Dementia sufferer, our Good to Go guide highlights some of the Dementia friendly places to go within the UK and our ABC guide is used to support some activities that could be used .
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our challenge is to enable staff to attend planned training session externally, so they have a better understanding of Dementia and it effects on both the person with a diagnosis and their loved ones.
As a dementia friend champion I will endeavour to increase awareness in our local area and will hold regular Dementia friend seminars from our care home; these will be open to all staff, relatives and community. I will advertise these with the help of our marketing department in mail drops, posters, invites and banners. I will also play an active part in the steering group for the Arun District Dementia Action Alliance.
- Being implemented