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Magdalen House -Alysia Caring

Magdalen House Care Home provides luxury residential care for individuals and couples, specialist dementia care, and nursing care (opening October 2016). The home provides a level of comfort and care that surpasses expectations for care homes. It is our attention to the details of people’s interests, desires and independence which sets us apart. Quality of life is paramount at Magdalen House Care Home We ensure that everyone is able to be as active as they wish to be by running a varied and interesting activities and events programme, often involving visitors and always involving fun. Engaging with the wider community is important in challenging the causes of isolation. We are confident that you will enjoy every minute of your time with us at Magdalen House. Our events and activities co-ordinator ensures that at Magdalen House everybody is catered for in a busy schedule of engaging activity. That said, a resident’s wishes are what counts and nothing is obligatory, so you’re free to indulge in as much or as little as you wish.

Updated:
31 May 2019
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Hadleigh 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?

At Magdalen House you will see the highest standards in care and support for people with dementia and helping them to feel safe, happy and part of the community.

By getting to know each resident well, we find ways to enable them to have enjoyable days which include favourite activities. We tailor each person’s care plan around their capabilities and needs that will look at their care, nutrition and hydration needs and their personal likes and dislikes and the things that make them feel good.

We believe the memories, experiences and stories we hear about life, sometimes forty or fifty years ago, often with amazing clarity are priceless. We also consider it to be an honour to share these memories and to work with our residents. Staff will be organised and highly experienced.

We understand how difficult it can be caring for someone living with the experience of dementia at home and it is our aim to make your relative feel at home as quickly as possible. Memory boxes with small reminders and items such as photographs can be made available to help each person reminisce and share their history if the family so wishes. Visitors are always welcome.

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

Maintaining strong relationships within local communities takes dedication and time. To achieve the outcomes requires support and a good understanding of our common aims and goals. 

2. Actions

  • Having an Expert Team

    Magdalene House has an expert team of staff that have a good level of understanding to dementia and ensure a Person Centred Approach for every client in our care.  

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member

  • working with the local churchs

    Hadleigh st marys church and the local churchs have organised a forum/meeting that myself and a colleague were and are involved in. The action is to have the local community/churches to help and support care homes within the community and the best ways to help. The first meeting was very positive and our next one in july will hopefully start action with coffee mornings and meet and greets.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Adopt a Friend programme

    Working with the HDAA and local schools we aim to bring the young and elderly together to become friends.  Bring the two together to chat and reminisce, talk about hobbies and families.  With an aim to raising awareness and understanding of young people in our community in a supported environment.

    Up to date we have had the hadleigh high school visit many times , Parkside playgroup enjoy visiting very often .Local primary schools visit few times a year to sing with our residents, also the brownies, guides have been very kind speninding time singing, chatting and participating in shows for our residents. A ten year old gymnast came to show a display recently and she is going to become professional, Diamond lie majorettes will be dancing at our summer fete 4th august.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    up dates

    during the last few months hadleigh high school pupils have been visiting often to Magdalen home, chatting ,singing and playing table games with the residents. At christmas the pupils kindly donated xmas presents to all of our residents who thoroughly enjoyed them and were truly grateful.

    i have wrote a thank you to the hadleigh high school in the hadleigh community news.

    recently i have been talking with the local playstation play group who will be in the very near future, will be bringing the toddlers to magdalan home for a visit, and spend some time together.

  • Stay Active and Connected

    At Magdalen House, daily activities are arranged and these are advertised on notices throughout the home. These include residents hobbies including cooking, exercise class, moving to music and a quiz. Residents have use of the modern lounges with flat screen televisions. They can also relax in the quiet areas to read, rest or socialise with other residents or join in activities.  Residents are also engaged in the community attending dementia friendly events around the town.  Encouraging all to stay active and connected.  

    Status:
    Delivery

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member 

  • Support the work of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance

    Magdalen House  to support and attend dementia friendly events that are coordinated by the HDAA 

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - Third Quarter Update

    New Member