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Larks Leas Rest Home

Larks Leas rest home is located close to the heart of the old market town of Blandford Forum, noted for its Georgian architecture. All room have ensuite toilet with sink or ensuite wet room or ensuite bathroom. Nearly all enjoy views of the garden, with ground floor rooms having direct access via their private patio doors. The attractive landscaped and planted garden offers a haven of tranquillity for the care home residents to enjoy whenever they chose. Larks leas is registered to provide care for up to 22 residential clients over the age of 55.

18 April 2019
South West
Medical, Social Care, Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Blandford 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?

Based on the seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve:

1. I have personal choice and control or influence over decisions about me - our residents are supported to continue to make their own choices and decisions.  We work closely with power of attorneys and families to ensure the resident is at the heart of any decision making.

2.  I know that services are designed around me and my needs - Each resident has their own individual support plan which informs staff how they wish to be supported and their individual preferences

3. I have support that helps me live my life - our staff support each resident to live the life they choose.  Support plans are completed with the resident and includes families and professional others 

4. I have the knowledge and know-how to get what I need - out senior managers have run care homes for many years.  They and our staff on site are able to signpost residents to people who can advise on benefits and any other issue

5. I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood - each resident will be supported to remain as independent as possible with the use of a support plan tailored to individual need

6. I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life - Each resident will be encouraged and supported to maintain contact with friends, family and outside interests and groups.

7. I know there is research going on which delivers a better life for me now and hope for the future - Research is ongoing and our manager will be attending the DAA groups to ensure we remain up to date with the latest dementia information and support.

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

We endevour to support people to remain in their home for as long as they need it.  There is the odd challenge that if someones needs change and they require nursing or specialist dementia support, they will be supported to move to somewhere that can support them better with their needs. 

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2. Actions

  • To ensure that staff recieve appropriate training.

    All staff to receive dementia awareness training. Distance learning and face to face.
    Being implemented
  • To create a dementia champion.

    To implement any updates about dementia in the home and to raise awareness.
  • To support the community in raising awareness.

    Manager to attend local dementia friendly steering group to help with raising awareness.