Rose Lodge care home /country court care
We are a care home in Market Deeping Lincolnshire called Rose Lodge owned by County Court Care Ltd. We provide care and support for Persons living with Dementia. We are one of a group of 21 homes situated throughout the UK. Our Goal is to offer others in the wider communities the opportunity to engage in Montessori based therapies to improve on physical and cognitive abilities.
- 4 January 2017
- East Midlands
- Local Alliances:
- South Lincolnshire 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?
Our Organisations role to deliver better care for people with Dementia and their carers, is to offer a realistic opportunity to be able to improve on and maintain daily functions through a simplistic excersises and to engage in cognitive challenges. To enable the carer of a person living with dementia an avenue to meaningfully engage in occupational activities with the person with whom they are caring for, in addition to feeling a sense of acheivement when life skills and anxiousness can be improved upon.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We would like to teach as many members as possible to use Montessori based therapies. Most therapies can be carried out with everyday household impliments, with very little cost. The only challenge is to train members who are skilled enough to successfully deliver this therapy in the correct way for the very best outcomes.
Help others to manage so called "problem" behaviors
Many of the "problem" behaviours associated with Dementia can be traced to the inability to meet one or more, or one of several basic human needs. We should provide stimulation, interesting and challenging activities that can be performed successfully as a means of helping a person with Dementia meet those needs.
People living with Dementia need cognitive stimulation along with opportunities to successfully and meaningfully interact with their physical environments on a regualr basis. It is extremely important to remember that people with Dementia are first and foremost human beings, even those with memory and cognitive deficits as seen in Dementia have basic needs. Among these are :-
The need to feel self worth. The need to express ones thoughts and feelings. The need to have a sense of belonging. The need to have a sense of accomplishment. The need to have a sense of order.
We can teach our members how to recognise these needs, and how to help.
What is Dementia and how can we all help?
We will hold Seminars/Group Talks to discuss what signs and symptoms are associated with various types of Dementia. This will assist to dispel myths and misconceptions regarding Dementia.
It is the plan to give people a more positive outlook for those living with Dementia and those that care for them. We will show easy ways to communicate through occupation.
We will hold Free Therapy sessions for those interested in learning about Montessori based Therapies and how they can be applied.
Recruit New Members.
We will endeouvour recruit as many members as possible to enable us to train groups, individuals and organisations to use Montessori based therapies. The more members we have the more awareness and understanding about dementia.
Teaching others about Montessori based Therapies.
Montessori based Therapies are used by us in a rehabilitation type approach in the treatment for symptoms of Dementia. It is imperative to provide living with Dementia tasks that enable people to maintain or improve life skills such as self feeding, dressing and participation in recreational activities. In addition it is important to provide intellectual stimulation and some amount of challenge, whilst enabling memory and reasoning, and that the task is a worth while goal. The activities provided with Montessori based therapies are not childish nor do they represent busy work, they do provide meaningful stimulation.
The therapies provided will allow us to evaluate skills and abilities and assess general areas of senses (sight/hearing), motor skills, (fine and Gross), range and motion. Cognitive, (ability to read, verbalise, and understand requests,social interaction, social skills, inappropriate verbalisation, (abilities and responses).
We must remember at all times that engagement and stimulation are the primary goal of all activity.
- Being implemented