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Tieve Tara Medical Centre

The practice is situated in the WF10 district and has numerous care/residential homes, with patients that have dementia, we hope that we can make our services accessible to all, with advice and guidance, training from those with expertise to help us care better for our patients.

Updated:
30 August 2017
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Health, Medical
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?

We hope to ensure that we receive better training to ensure that we can deal with patients with dementia and help to support their carers.

Look at appointments, can we become more flexible to dementia patients needs, can they have longer appointments.

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

Ensuring we can make the services accessible to all, ensure signage and buildings are easily accessed safely and without fear .  Giving them all better support. Hopefully getting help to look at the building and the environment.

Some training of staff has already been undertaken and we have now identified a Dementia Champion.  The Champion is a new carer of a relative with Dementia.

2. Actions

  • Provision of up to date literature

    Have available up to date literature and information in waiting areas together with information of local support services available in the area. 

    The following information leaflets can be obtained from the Alzheimers Society,Wakefield:

    ·         Dementia Guide, 25 copies

    ·         Memory Handbook 25 copies

    ·         Worried about your memory 25 copies

    ·         My visitor book 20 copies

    ·         Making your home dementia friendly 10 copies

    ·         Basic fact sheets, 6 copies

     

    Ordered 1.2.2017 and confirmed order received.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Use technology to raise awareness

    Provide awareness and information through links on your website.  This will support people in Wakefield living with Dementia, including families and friends.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Signage

    Some signage will be more Dementia Friendly. We have been successful in securing funding of £500 which will contribute to the changes we have planned. We will discuss this with our newly formed PPG.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Awareness – community

    Have a display in our waiting room during Dementia Awareness Week in May.

    Invite AGE UK / DAA to come and do an event in the waiting room over the next 12 months

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Awareness - staff

    We will:

    • Host Dementia Friends awareness sessions for staff
    • Have a dementia champion.
    Status:
    Investigating

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member

  • Reviewing the Action Plan

    We will review our plan annually to ensure that we are doing the best we possibly can for our patients and their families / carers.

    Status:
    Planning

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member