Home Instead Andover / East Wiltshire
Home Instead is a companionship based home care company which specialises in non-medical services that help older people to remain living in their own homes where they are happiest and most comfortable.
- 31 July 2018
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Amesbury Community Area, Devizes Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Marlborough Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Pewsey Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, Tidworth Community Area
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?
Home Instead is committed to changing the face of ageing. With the rise in numbers of people living with Dementia it is important for the whole community to be aware of the issues commonly experienced when carrying out daily activities in the community. Our caregivers will communicate with any clients who are living with dementia and their families about how they are affected and will discuss common issues with other DAA members to try to find ways of overcoming challenges and improving lives.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We will review the effectiveness of our actions through feedback from our clients, other DAA members, local businesses and organisations and the community.
We are going to include a Dementia Friends session as part of our induction package for all new staff.
Dementia Friends Champions
We are going to train 2 members of staff as Dementia Champions who will be part of the East Wiltshire DAA Champions network and will assist in the delivery of Dementia Friends sessions to the community.
2016 - Fourth Quarter Update
Recruit new DAA members
We are going to actively assist local DAAs to attract new members especially in the rural areas
- Being implemented
Support local DAAs
We are going to volunteer to be the Secretary of the Tidworth and Pewsey DAAs as well as support the Devizes, Marlborough and Amesbury DAAs by delivering Dementia Friends sessions for their new members.