Havens Hospices is a charitable organisation that includes of Fair Havens Hospice, Little Havens Hospice and The J's Hospice. We provide specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting illnesses and support to their families. Our care services consist of: Fair Havens In-Patient Unit and Day Care, Fair Havens Community Service, Little Havens In-Patient Unit, Family Support and Chaplaincy. Within our adult services we offer respite, complex symptom management, psychological support and end of life care to people with a range of illnesses including cancer, neurological conditions such as Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinsons, end stage cardiac / respiratory problems. Our childrens service is able to provide care for children up to the age of 19, who live with conditions where either curative treatment may fail, where premature death is inevitable, who have a progressive condition with no curative options or have an irreversible but non progressive condition causing severe disability
- 15 April 2019
- East of England
- Local Alliances:
- Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?
The organisation will be able to deliver better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers using the services of Havens Hospices by:
Improving the contact and support we provide for Carers
Providing a champions group for staff
Encouraging staff to become dementia champions
Delivering further training for staff on dementia and the end of life
Helping and supporting staff to have difficult conversations
Increasing safeguarding training for staff within the hsopice.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The biggest challenge to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of Havens Hospices is the current building at Fair Havens which provides many challenges in itself. At the moment it is not considered to be a safe environment for those people who are confused and wandering due to the many stairs, rooms based both upstairs and downstairs and the amounts of exits within the building. We currently are working towards the development of a new purpose built facility and plans take into consideration the care of those with dementia related problems or confusion caused by illness or treatment.
Continue with planning for the development of the new, purpose built unit.
Continue with planning for the development of the new, purpose built unit taking into consideration the needs of those with dementia related issues or confusion due to illness or treatment eg signage, room layout, entrances and exits, quiet areas.
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