Mulberry Court

Mulberry Court is a residential care home for up to 84 residents either with dementia or elderly frail people needing support.

Updated:
16 August 2017
Location:
East of England
Local Alliances:
Luton 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?

At Mulberry Court every resident has a person centered care plan and an assessment of mental capacity around care needs and support. We are actively seeking ways to connect with the local community and enable residents to continue to feel a part of the community.

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

Making initial connections with community groups has been difficult and we hope joining the Luton DAA will support us with this.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness and Training

    We will hold a Dementia Friends Information Session from 2 to 3pm on Thurs Weds 31st August 2017 and publicise this to staff, resident’s family and friends.

    We use Runwood’s online eLearning and face to face training.

    Dementia training is reviewed through staff supervision and personal training plans.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Self assess our services use the toolkit “How Dementia Friendly is Your Care Home”

    How Dementia Friendly is your Care Home

    We will complete this self-assessment by the end of 2017.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Supporting access to a timely diagnosis

    We ensure Mental Capacity Assessments when developing resident’s individual care and treatment support plans.

    We will review the  DeAR-GP method for assessing residents and share with GPs current guidance on diagnosis pathways for patients in full time residential care.

    DeAR_GP.pdf

    Diagnosing Advanced Dementia Mandate (for care home setting)

    Dementia diagnosis and management - A brief pragmatic resource for general practitioners

    Status:
    Investigating