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KLM Home Cares

KLM Home Cares offer a wide range of tailored, person centred care packages. The goal is supporting and maintaining the independence of people in their own homes.

Updated:
12 December 2016
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns Dementia Action Alliance, Yorkshire & Humber 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?

KLM Homecares are dedicated to providing quality care - providing person centred care with dignity and respect, involving family members and other professional bodies.

We aim to provide and promote specialised training for all our staff, to enable them to have a better understanding for the service users we care for.

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

Our main challenge is time:- as a care provider we are not always blessed with the time we would like to have with our services users, and - although there is more information readily available now - its about helping our services users and their families have a better understanding of dementia, and be able to meet the ever changing needs of our service users.

Member website

www.klmhomecares.com

2. Actions

  • Support and Understand

    As a care company we aim to support people to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

    We support and maintain a person centred  approach to care. All our staff and founder have regular dementia awareness training. We are all Dementia Friends and our founder is undertaking her Dementia Friend Champion induction, to enable her to hold Dementia Friends sessions for staff and our service users and their families.

    Status:
    Implementation

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Developing Dementia-Friendly Communities

    To continue producing our fiddle blankets free of charge to other organisations - these have been a great success and welcomed with fondness by our service users and others.

    We plan to get our local school involved with the fiddle blankets, getting the children to help. This helps us get information out to the young children as well about dementia  as some of them have elderly family members that suffer from dementia and may not understand what is happening.

    Status:

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Awareness Week.

    To have involvement with Dementia Awareness Week.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member

  • Fundraising & Awareness-raising

    To hold fundraising sessions to support dementia-related charities and get more awareness for the DAA

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2016 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member