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Woodlands Nursing Home

Woodlands Nursing Home is a 34 bed nursing home providing dedicated dementia and nursing care

30 August 2017
Yorkshire and Humber
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Scarborough 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?

Woodlands Nursing Home provides dedicated dementia care, delivering essential care services to those living with dementia who are no longer able to continue living at home. Woodlands Nursing Home provides a variety of care services including nursing and respite care.

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

As a long established care home we are well set up to meet the needs of those people living with dementia. Woodlands Nursing Home has a registered manager with a wealth of dementia experience, in addition we employ a wide variety of staff from registered nurses, health care assistants and ancillary staff, all of whom receive effective and regular training in dementia. This enables us to provide an environment that maximises independence and ensures that every aspect of care is person centred.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness Raising

    To raise awareness and understanding of dementia among the communities within and around the home; including our staff, residents and their families and friends.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Champions

    We have appointed Dementia Champions in the home. It is part of their role to develop our dementia care service by supporting staff, familes and friends to ensure that our residents are treated with dignity and respect. They work in conjunction with the homes Dignity Champions.Our aim is to provide care in a dementia friendly environment where care is very much person centred.

    Being implemented
  • Staff Training

    All of our staff receives regular and ongoing dementia awareness training, irrespective of there role within the home. Training commences during induction for all new staff.

  • Dementia awareness training for relatives and friends

    We are currently planning training sessions for the relatives of those living at Woodlands Nursing home. This will give them a greater understanding of Dementia and the management of the condition.

  • Provide representation and advice

    Woodlands Nursing Home is committed to providing representation on and advice to interested groups such as the local DAA Steering Group and local support groups.