JT Podiatry & Chiropody
We provide professional advice and treatment of foot and ankle conditions with practices in Guiseley, Horsforth, Leeds City centre, Addingham, Silsden and Skipton. We are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
- 13 July 2017
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Domiciliary Care, Health, Medical
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds 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?
As Podiatrists and treating many different lower limb pathologies it is important for us to forward plan for patients with dementia allowing extra time and consideration. Informing our patients and their carers of the proposed treatment and any post treatment advise or regimes which may help them moving forward.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Challenges within our practice are patients living with dementia who are border line with regards to been independent and who are living on their own but who are starting to clearly show signs or issues which may start to put themselves/others at risk.
We need to make sure any self-care advice is fully understood and will be undertaken. In the early stages of dementia writing this down may help, but we have to communicate with carers and not expect patients who are known to have memory problems to retain all information. This is important for example if something advised is used excessively as this may cause worse problems.
Promotion of our business as dementia friendly
We will update our company literature and website to display the dementia friendly logo to make our patients and their relatives aware that we are dementia friendly.
We will ensure staff are aware of dementia
We will hold a dementia friends session for our staff to learn more about dementia to ensure they feel confident supporting our patients who have dementia.
2017 - First Quarter Update
We attended a Dementia Friends session at our Horsforth clinic along with other health professionals who are based within the Horsforth Health Hub, it was a great session.
Raising awareness through posters and leaflets
Having many members of the public passing through our clinics we can provide information leaflets and posters publicising the dementia friendly campaign and what they can do to find further information and advice.