Cholwell House Nursing Home Ltd

Specialist nursing care: 46 individuals living with moderate to advanced dementia Accredited by Dementia Care Matters as a Butterfly Service Beacon status awarded by the Gold Standards Framework Care Homes for end of life care in dementia CQC rating GOOD in 4 domains and OUTSTANDING in domain of ‘well-led’

6 February 2019
South West
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, Keynsham & Saltford 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?

We have a passion to drive dementia care forward and celebrate the lives of people living with this illness, creating a normality of life which is understood and shared by all around them, from primary school children to the elderly

We strongly believe in direct dialogue and through such contact believe we can readily identify issues important to the individual and more importantly create solutions rather than challenges

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

We would review the effectiveness of our actions through continued dialogue  and networking with pertinent bodies to effectively identify issues and the success of our actions.

We believe it is important to understand that slow, steady progress is key to foster understanding and remove barriers.

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2. Actions

  • Raise awareness in the local community about how to live well with dementia

    Develop a series of open presentations for the general public throughout the Chew Valley.

    Cholwell House already opens its doors to the local community through local events, e.g. Annual Dog Show, Summer Fete and has to date had a favourable response bringing the local community into Cholwell. 

    Being implemented
  • Create a ‘help line’ for carers and individuals living with dementia in the domiciliary setting

    Cholwell is already proactive in offering support and advice through telephone enquiry.  We envisage a more formal approach through advertising and networking

    Being implemented

    Collaboration with RICE to demonstrate how music therapy can enhance well-being in individuals living with dementia, who are resident in care homes

    Being implemented

    In collaboration with ALIVE, two primary schools will be invited to engage in intergenerational projects with Cholwell House, empowering both the elderly and the young and de-stigmatising dementia