Auden House Residential Care Home
Auden House is a residential care home caring for 24 residents over the age of 65. Accommodation is provided in 24 single rooms with 18 en-suite rooms and 3 with en-suite shower. Residents are offered a regular programme of varied activities including group activities, one on ones, games, crafts and trips out. Activities are planned in a person-centred way ensuring all residents are engaged in some activities throughout the week. Auden House offers a homely, warm, clean & friendly welcome to all residents and their visitors and many events are organised throughout the year to bring the community into the home. Auden House has been awarded a Top20 care home award in the last 3 years by www.carehome.co.uk website and has achieved DAISY accreditation for Dignity in Care and Investors in People Gold award. Auden House has its own Dementia Friends Champion aiming at ensuring Auden House is a dementia-friendly care home. Auden House grows its own fruit and vegetables and has a dementia pathway and sensory garden offering a secure place for residents to enjoy fresh air and the pleasures of being outdoors.
- 5 October 2016
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Tameside and Glossop 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?
Auden House is a residential care home with up to 24 elderly residents many of which have varying stages of dementia. All care staff are trained in dementia awareness and dignity in care, with the organisation being accredited the DAISY Dignity in Care award by Tameside Council. All residents have a person centred care plan which documents their specific care needs, wishes and preferences. Our organisation mission statement includes "fulfilling the golden years" and all staff strive to enable and support all residents to fulfil their full potential whilst at Auden House. Auden House promotes a homely and welcoming environment to all residents and their visitors to ensure a sense of belonging for both the resident and their families. Many events are organised throughout the year and families and friends are actively encouraged to attend through newsletters which are published 3 times a year and our website which is regularly updated with events and activities and announcements of forthcoming events.
Auden House has its own Dementia Friends Champion who delivers Dementia Friends Information Sessions on a regular basis at Auden House and other workplaces by invitation. The sessions held at Auden House are posted on the Dementia Friends website and are open to the public as well as to residents, their relatives and staff.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
As dementia deteriorates some residents acquire aggressive behaviours. Our organisation is challenged to maintain high standards of care and the safety not only of the resident with behavioural issues, but the other residents in our care, their visitors and our staff
Improve the management of challenging behaviours of residents, including those with dementia
Identify a suitable training course for all care staff to attend for managing challenging behaviour to help us to handle difficult situations. To find training that is specifically related to the challenging behaviours associated with dementia and to work towards managing those behaviours better.
- Initial Scoping
Become a "Dementia-Friendly" care home
Ensure all staff attend Dementia Friends Information Sessions and encourage as many residents and their relatives as possible to attend a session held at Auden House. Plan to host sessions on a monthly basis.
Become accredited in DAISY PLUS
DAISY PLUS is an initiative run by the Stockport and Tameside Health Foundation trust. Auden House is already DAISY accredited where we have evidenced our Dignity in Care. We are now planning to complete the additional accreditation specific for Dementia care, called DAISY PLUS. We plan to complete this by the end of 2017.