St Vincent's House Hammersmith
Our aim is to help older people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. We have been providing high quality care for older people for 30 years. Today our 100-plus residential care homes enable more than 7,000 people to continue living active and independent lives in warm, safe and comfortable surroundings. Personalised care is at the heart of what we do. Many of our homes deliver a comprehensive range of care under one roof, including nursing, respite and dementia care. We appreciate that no two residents are the same, so our compassionate and experienced nurses and carers ensure that each person receives care that’s tailored to their unique needs, personality and wishes.
- 17 March 2021
- Care, Health, Social Care, Clinical Commissioning Group
- Local Alliances:
- Camden 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 have a long track record in excellent dementia care, but we are not complacent about the care services we provide and are always looking for ways to improve. We recently challenged our teams to come up with new and creative ways to improve the experience for our clients and what they came back with has changed our approach significantly.
Our homes have been designed to create the best possible environment for residents dealing with the challenges of dementia, to preserve their sense of identity and to give them choices so they can continue doing the things they love.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Individuals who live with dementia may come to a point where they are not able to communicate their likes and dislikes or changes to their daily living.
Ensuring all staff are signed up to the Dementia Friends initative as we currently have dementia-related training already within the home.
When individuals do not not have a next of kin, friends or a social worker to support the home with the completion of Lifestories.