Routes Healthcare

Routes Healthcare are a Nurse led, specialist, complex and domiciliary care provider. Our ethos is simple 'Excellence in all we do...' We tailor your care to your needs, matching staff skills, experience and personality to meet your needs.

Updated:
9 January 2018
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber
Sectors:
Care, Children Young People and Students, Clinical Commissioning Group, Domiciliary Care, Emergency Services Sector, Health, Hospices, Local Authorities, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Recreation, Social Care, Telecare
Local Alliances:
Kirklees 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?

Routes Healthcare Assistants are trained specifically in supporting people to live well with dementia, ensuring that through a person centred approach, people are involved in their care with personal choice and control over how care and support is delivered to them. Our care services are designed and tailored to individual specific needs which promote an enabling and supportive environment, where the people we care for feel valued and understood. We do this through creatively supporting people to continue to take part in and be a part of their family, community and civic life. For example, supporting to attend their favourite past times like football games or to the theatre etc.

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

The challenges to delivering person centred dementia care are mainly around regularly upskilling our existing workforce to ensure they are appropriately skilled and up to date with current dementia care pracrtice. Other challenges include lack of an actual diagnosis and therefore, appropriate treatment and care and support plans which impacts upon the quality of care provided. Finally, the demand for dementia care with an ageing population continues to rise and meeting this demand can also be a challenge at times.

Member contacts

Alan Sutton – Registered Branch Manager
Routes Healthcare, Royds Business Park, Future Fields, Buttershaw. Bradford. BD6 3EW
01484 508450
kirklees@routeshealthcare.com
www.routeshealthcare.com

Member website

http://www.routeshealthcare.com/

2. Actions

  • All staff to be Dementia Friends

    To ensure all staff attend Dementia Friends training and become Dementia Friends

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Person Centred Dementia Support Plans

    To write detailed, person centred support plans that specifically take into account the needs of people living with dementai, so that they can live well with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Work with Admiral Nurses to upskill our Branch Nurse Assessors

    To ensure our Branch Nurse Assessors are up to date with the best clinical practice for dementia care, particualrly around medicines management to support people to live well with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Raising awareness of Dementia with all our staff, service users and carers

    Ensure all staff attend Dementia Friends training and become Dementia Friends     

    Status:
  • Writing of Person Centred Dementia Support Plans

    To write detailed, person centred support plans that specifically take into account the needs of people living with Dementia, so that they can live well with Dementia.   

    Status:
  • Work with Admiral Nurses to upskill our Branch Nurse Assessors

    To ensure our Branch Nurse Assessors are up to date with the best clinical practice for Dementia care, particularly around medicines management to support people to live well with Dementia.  

    Status: