Plymbridge House is a residential care home and a part of Peninsula Care Homes, a family run company based in Devon. Plymbridge House is also a long established home in Plympton. Plymbridge House is registered to care for 40 residents in private rooms and benefits from its own grounds, with lawns and patio area. It has good quality décor throughout and residents are treated with utmost respect and dignity. We provide person centred care and residents are involved in the running of the home. Plymbridge House has a very busy social activity programme. The programme is constantly under review with regular feedback from the residents committee. As a specialist home in providing care for residents living with dementia, particular emphasis is placed on reminiscing. Residents also enjoy their garden which won Plymouth in Bloom for 3 years.
- 29 June 2017
- Local Alliances:
- Plymouth 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 care for 40 residents, the majority of which are living with dementia. Our aim is to support each resident and their family in ensuring the best possible care is received and the relevant support is sought through local GP's, mental health teams etc. As a larger home in the Plympton area, a high percentage of our residents are local and therefore able to remain in a familiar environment. We welcome visitors to the home at all times, many come along and support events, join in with activities and some pop in and join their family member/friend for lunch. Members of the clergy and a local school also visit.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We are continually training our staff and improving the service we offer and we want to expand the external activities on offer. We are challenged by financial strains and having the time to do everything. Many families do not understand dementia and we are very keen to support and enhance their knowledge in order that they can support family members/friends too.
Raise awareness of dementia amongst staff, relatives and friends.
Whilst our staff are trained in dementia care we would like them all to become dementia friends. In addition we would like to actively encourage families/friends to be part of our dementia friends training.
Create a memory garden.
The residents and gardeners will create a quiet area with seating, sensory planting and possibly a water feature. this will provide a quiet area with seating, sensory planting and possibly a water feature. This will provide a quiet area where residents and staff can escape the hustle and bustle of the home and reflect.
Improving And Enhancing The Environment.
We have a rolling programme of refurbishment to improve our environment. We concentrate in maintaining a homely environment using the latest dementia friendly guidance. Our project for 2017/2018 is to improve the office area and walk to the dining room.