Davies Court provides 60 beds for people within the home. Including 15 residential care beds, 15 intermediate and 30 EMI beds The intermediate beds provide planned re-enablement placement up to six weeks working jointly with physiotherapist and occupational therapist to work with clients aimed at their return home. We provide safe and secure accommodation for older people who are experiencing a range of mental health problems. The EMI unit and the residential unit can also provide accommodation for older people who require respite or short stay on a flexible needs led basis. The home offers space for use by other organisations such as N.H.S, falls clinic and Alzheimer’s society for a café and singing for the brain.
- 6 January 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Local Alliances:
- Rotherham 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?
Provide flexible needs led service which enables you to maintain a level of independence and lifestyle where standards of care are high Work in partnership with you, your relatives, carers and other professionals to provide a range of services that recognise and respond to your social, cultural, spiritual and emotional needs. Assist and support to exercise your rights to privacy, dignity, independence, safety, choice and preserve your rights as citizen of Rotherham. Enable you to retain and extend control over your own like and remain as independent as possible. Protect you from harm, abuse and exploitation
Promote wellbeing at all times through care services which meet your identified emotional, cultural, social and physical needs within a home like environment. Ensure that you receive any appropriate assistance required to overcome barriers to daily living which may be the result of disability, frailty or illness. Actively assist with the process of rehabilitation to the community where possible.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We will have to work to a high standard within the financial restraints of the current economical care situation ensuring training and care is maintained to a high standard during staff changes and staff shortages .
Dementia Training and Dementia Friends
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
Dementia Friendly Physical Enviroments
We have invested a great deal of time and money assessing all areas to maximise good practice in dementia friendly environments
Food provision/dining area
Show service users the meal choices they have stimulating senses
Give consideration to Moulded meals for blended meals
Give consideration to the colour of crockery
Develop pictorial menus
Ensure food is fortified where necessary
Maintain good levels of hydration and use guidance to avoid malnutrition and a poor nutritional status
Life History - Reminicence and Stimulation
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