Right at Home Nottingham
Right at Home Nottingham is a quality homecare services focus on treating people as independent individuals. Our clients are involved in planning their own support and care and will be carefully matched to a small number of consistent CareGivers, who each know exactly what kind of support is required and how their client likes to have things done. We are very pleased to be piloting our new Dementia DELAY Programme that is proven to dramatically improve quality of life of many who are feeling frustrated with this cognitive impairment. With new evidence that with the right rehabilitation approaches we can give a positive outcome on re-learning and daily functions, we are very excited to launch this structured programme and network with likeminded organisations in our community to improve the quality of life for those who deserve better.
- 20 November 2017
- East Midlands
- Local Alliances:
- Nottinghamshire 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 understanding of living with Dementia has increased and the evidence that quality support in the right environment can have a real impact on stabilising and even slowing the progression of the most common symptoms.
Familiarity and regular routines are key to reducing distress, so receiving consistent support from specially trained CareGivers in the familiar home environment is ideal wherever possible. A healthy diet, suitable exercise and cognitive stimulation have all been shown to have a positive impact on dementia symptoms and we work with our clients to ensure they are getting the best possible care whilst also meeting their personal choices.
Our understanding at Right at Home Nottingham can ensure the home environment remains safe and advise on any adaptions that will make life easier. We also work with others in the community and their loved ones to provide emotional support and respite, to access local services and to adapt our unique Dementia Delay Programme to ensure changing needs are anticipated and always met.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We have unfortunately witnessed first-hand how community services provided to people living with dementia could vary in continuety from being highly supportive to being undermining of an individual’s well-being.
Today Dementia is one of the health conditions that people are maybe avoiding diagnosis because of bad practise and negative attitudes.
Supporting better community provisions and knowledge combined with early diagnoses’ we can help raise awarness of best practice as well as help make decisions about the future for better wellbeing.
Manditory Dementia Friends Training
Although we have a very detailed Dementia Training Programme actually registering all our employees as Dementia Friends will provoke action in the community as a result.
- Being implemented
2017 - Fourth Quarter Update
We have found that providing dementia friends awarness along with our priciples behind the dementia delay project has helped us identfy suitable CareGivers for additrional training.
Dementia Delay Programme
I would like to introduce you to our new Dementia DELAY Programme. Right at Home Nottingham are excited to offer you more information about these support sessions and specific strategies for personalised empowerment. The Dementia DELAY programme can improve quality of life of many who are feeling trapped in the maze of Dementia. With new evidence that cognitive rehabilitation approaches give a positive outcome on re-learning and function, we are very excited to launch this structured programme in our community. Here are the five pillars that are essential to the success of this life changing programme. Diet - Food shopping and preparation, Nutrition, Hydration, Eating and Drinking, Social dining Engaging with others - Specific individual planning, Speech & Language, Interaction and activity Learning - Cognitive Rehabilitation and stimulation Avoid stress - Person-centred support, Positive Person-work, Relaxation Your body - Activity, Access to fresh air, Physical well-being Our vision is not only to provide excellent support in the community but eventually train other organisations on these proven therapies.
- Being implemented
2017 - Fourth Quarter Update
This action has been rebranded in regards how we deliver it to the communities. After hours of training we felt that although the principles were very effeactive in supporting people living with dementia that the offering wasn't as appealing becuase of it's structure. This has now been addressed and has been rebranded as Cognitive supprt programme, training starts next week and launching will be planned after this event.
Supporting Dementia Friendly Communities
With the launch of our Dementia Delay Programme we intend to organise awareness sessions targeting specific areas of Nottingham. As the therapies are effective and proven we would like to share our principles with targeted community groups. By raising awareness we will also be proactive in dispelling the myths and assumptions that can debilitate individuals living with Dementia.
2016 - Third Quarter Update