Westlands Care Home, Four Marks, Nr. Alton
Provide Care and support for people in a residential setting – a Care Home
- 19 January 2016
- Care, Health
- Local Alliances:
- Hampshire 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 already provide care and support to people with dementia and their families. We aim to make sure that our support is the best it can be.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
There are no challenges – we will be able to do this.
Dementia Awareness raising for staff
Ensure all customer facing staff are dementia aware. We will run a Dementia Workshop for most current staff.
- Being implemented
Embed the Concept of ‘Dementia Friendly’ within the business.
All new staff will attend Dementia Workshop as part of our induction program, which will be delivered by our on Champion.
- Being implemented
Appoint a Dementia Champion
One of our senior carers will be attending a DF Champions training session in March 2016 so that we can deliver our own Friends sessions and continue to offer them to staff and the public
Provide Dementia-friendly service
We aim to hold regular open / coffee afternoons, where members of our local community can pop in and look round whilst enjoying a relaxing ‘cuppa’ in our lovely conservatory / garden. Local residents who have dementia and their carers will be invited / welcome to attend these. These events will be supported by and promoted by Dementia-friendly Alton
Promote Dementia-friendly services / facilities
We will make dementia-friendly Alton newsletter available to our residents and visitors
Appoint a Hampshire Dementia Ambassador
Our manager is considering becoming more involved in Dementia-friendly Activity outside of the home / across local community and will become involved in some of the committee work of DFA
2016 - First Quarter Update