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Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Middleton Hall Retirement Village prides itself on being an innovative leader in services for older people providing high quality services, care and accommodation. The Village provides a range of accommodation for people over 55 including retirement bungalows and apartments for independent living to suites and bedrooms for those who require residential and nursing care. All residents have access to a range of communal facilities including Middleton Spa.

29 March 2016
North East
Housing Sector
Local Alliances:
Darlington Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?

We can ensure that our work is evidence based and that we see people with dementia as an integral part of our retirement community. We will strive to focus on what the person with dementia can do and not what they can no longer do.

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

We are always eager to improve the way we support all our residents. We need to focus on giving staff the skills in other care services of how to empower residents with dementia to live well every day of their lives 

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure that many of our employees attend a Dementia Friends session either face to face or online. This will help to increase their knowledge and understanding of dementia so that they feel better equipped to deal with any residents displaying the signs and symptoms of the disease.

  • Living well for those affected by dementia

    We will ensure that all people with dementia that use our service have their past history and what is important to them as a focus for how they live well today.

    We will ensure that all activities both creative and daily life incorporate their wishes and values.

  • Relatives of people with dementia

    We are going to develop an induction programme for relatives to help them understand how they can support their loved ones in a person centred way.