Batheaston Dental Practice
- 18 January 2017
- South West
- Local Alliances:
- Bath & North East Somerset
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?
Batheaston Dental Practice will endeavour to help any patients with dementia and their carers to make their experience at the practice as simple and calming as possible. We will listen to patients and their carers to understand their needs and adapt our practice to accommodate their requirements. We treat all our patients with care and understanding.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our biggest challenge is to obtain informed consent from our patients, which include full understanding of the dental treatment options. We will be undergoing training to help all staff to learn how best to achieve this.
We aim to organise a training session to help us understand Dementia and learn how we can help our patients with Dementia.
Once we have had the training we will compile an information pack on how we can help dementia patients.
Implementation of actions to help dementia patients learned in training
We will implement any actions that may help our dementia patients and their carers to have an easier experience in the dental practice. These will include written information regarding treatment plans which patients can take away to discuss with carers, and discussions with carers as to how to communicate clearly with the patients. All patients will be treated with gentle care and dignity.
- Being implemented