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Somerset Care Ltd

Care home providing Nursing and Residential care for people living with Dementia

19 September 2017
South West
Local Alliances:
Taunton Dementia Action Alliance, Bridgwater 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?

Calway House is a dual registered care home looking after service users living with dementia. The home aims to effectively meet our service users health needs holistically - including their mental health needs. The home follows  Alzheimer's Society guidelines  and  all our staff are trained to look after service users living with dementia. We aim that at the end of the year , all our staff are Dementia Friends.

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

The challenge we face everyday is to make sure that we meet our service users mental health needs by having the ideal dementia friendly environment, proper staff training, and family and friends understanding and awareness of dementia. We have 130 staff working in the home and we aim to train them all regarding dementia and their needs, sight loss and dementia, and to be Dementia friends. We also would like to make our neighbourhood and GP/healthcare professionals to be dementia friends.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends

    We will organise and arrange a Dementia Friends workshop - this workshop will be headed by a dementia Champion and will last for 45 minutes. This will be for all the staff, family and friends and other healthcare professionals.

    Being implemented