Meadowcroft Residential Care Home

Our modern, spacious home in the heart of Bushbury, offers superb accommodation, which is purpose-built for residential and dementia care. With easy access to Wolverhampton town centre and all amenities, it has picturesque views overlooking the much-loved Bushbury Park. Our aim is to create a homely and comfortable atmosphere where residents can relax and enjoy the support, friendship and care that we provide. Inside you’ll be greeted by lots of smiles, a real family atmosphere and simply beautiful interiors. We take pride in the support and reassurance that we provide for families and next-of-kin. We ensure that each Resident is treated as the unique person that they are, respecting their right to dignity and privacy and enabling them to lead as fulfilled a life as possible. It’s the services that we provide and the very high standard of care and kindness that we set ourselves that makes Meadowcroft special.

Updated:
20 October 2016
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Wolverhampton 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?

Dementia care is changing, and at Woodlands Gate we embrace that change. Our home is specifically tailored to ensure comfort and familiarity to those living with memory loss.

Our staff are provided with on-going opportunities for learning and development to ensure that the care we provide always takes into consideration the latest advice and best practice techniques.

We also believe that every one of our Residents is a unique, special and deserving person. They have the right to have their social, emotional, spiritual, cultural, political and sexual needs accepted and respected. Residents are enabled to achieve their potential capacity – physical, intellectual, emotional and social. They are given support and freedom to realise their personal aspirations and abilities in all respects of daily life.

Care is individualised and based on a person’s life history, whilst also involving and empowering their families. We ensure that a Resident’s current strengths and abilities form the basis of their care, rather than focusing solely on their weaknesses or disabilities.

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

Ensuring all staff have up to date training on dementia;

Enabling people to have access to activities/hobbies/leisure pursuits they have always enjoyed relevant, stimulating and meaningful to their ability to engage;

Encouraging family and friends and staff to be active partners in care;

Meeting the needs of people with dementia at different episodes along their journey, from diagnosis through to end of life;

Ensuring people with dementia are continually empowered and central to all considerations about their life, care environment and support given;

Ensuring people living with dementia do not receive controlling or restrictive care that deprives them of their liberty, choice or personhood.

Member website

www.sclcare.co.uk

2. Actions

  • Continually improve staff understanding of dementia

    Our manager will arrange for all new staff and volunteers to attend awareness sessions on dementia to ensure greater understanding of the condition and how we can help. Equally we will ensure that all existing staff continue to attend regular refresher training, and are kept abreast of advances in best practice.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Host dementia awareness sessions

    We will liaise with Dudley Alzheimer’s Society to provide occasional information sessions for Residents’ family members and friends to help them understand the possible symptoms of dementia and how person-centred care will still be delivered in the home for those living with dementia.

    Status:
    Planning

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Provide dementia literature

    Fact sheets on dementia from the Alzheimer's Society and other useful bodies will be made available in the reception are for Residents, their relatives, friends and visitors.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Improve engagement and activities within the home

    The home aims to continue and develop more dementia friendly and focused activities that provide meaningful and relevant stimulation to individual Residents. 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - First Quarter Update

    New member