St. Anne's Care Home
St Anne’s is a residential care home providing support for up to 19 residents with dementia or elderly frailty.
- 24 July 2017
- 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 St Anne’s we support each resident to have an individual care plan to meet their specific needs. We work alongside resident’s families to understand their like profile so we can engage with them more effectively.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our difficulties will relate to time management around training but we will develop resource planning tools to enable us to meet these objectives.
Dementia Awareness and Training
We will hold a Dementia Friends Information Session from 2 to 3pm on Weds 30th August 2017 and publicise this to staff, resident’s family and friends.
We will review the free online dementia training resources and use these to supplement face to face training and review in individual staff training plans.
Health Education England
Dementia Open Access Session
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
The Learning Location
- Being implemented
Self assess our services use the toolkit “How Dementia Friendly is Your Care Home”
We will complete this self-assessment by the end of 2017.
Supporting access to a timely diagnosis
We ensure Mental Capacity Assessments when developing resident’s individual care and treatment support plans. We also identify residents with memory or cognitive impairment for referral to their GP for diagnosis.
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.