Collinson House Residential Care home
Collinson House provides residential care for up to 29 residents with dementia or who are elderly and frail.
- 18 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 Collinson House our aim is to create an atmosphere which is calm relaxed and reassuring. The Home provides its residents with a secure, familiar and homely environment. We respond sensitively to the evolving needs of the residents within our cherished community. Each resident will have an individual care plan, including input from the resident’s doctor, relatives or representatives. This plan not only addresses the medical and therapeutic needs but also embraces the cultural, spiritual, emotional and social preferences of the resident.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We hope that with the support of and connections we make through being members of Luton DAA that we will be able to overcome any obstacles to delivering on our action plan.
Dementia Awareness and Training
We will hold a Dementia Friends Information Session in September 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.