AJB Care Ltd
We are a domiciliary care organisation, who delivers care and support to people living in their own homes across the Barnsley borough. As well as responding to call outs via the central call life line system
- 2 August 2017
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Domiciliary Care
- Local Alliances:
- Barnsley 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?
Action 1 Further staff knowledge around dementia awareness
Although our staff already attend an insight into dementia and dementia friends training delivered by our in house Barnsley dementia champion. We aim to further the staffs knowledge by requesting that they complete dementia awareness award level 2 and upwards (city and guilds qualification). This will help staff to understand the person needs better and to be able to signpost to other services.
Action 2 To keep individuals safe whilst they continue to live in their own homes in their community
Continue to support individuals and family members to access additional support and services such as central call, fire service, memory/ dementia services, etc. Making referrals to services on individual’s behalves if required.
Action 3 promote the preferred priorities of care document with those with early diagnosis
Train all supervisors in how to complete preferred priorities of care documents in so that they are able to support individuals whilst they plan their future care and support to ensure that when the time comes that they have person centred care and support.
By working closely with those that we provide care and support to we will be able to ascertain what difficulties they encounter whilst they remain in their community carrying out their everyday activities. By doing this we will be better informed of how we are able to support individuals to live well with dementia in the community that they know and love.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We may encounter many difficulties and these may not necessarily be direct from the individual with dementia. At times the largest difficulties we face are from family members that do not understand the condition and how it affects the individual. It’s about informing family members that the individual is able to carry out tasks for themselves and that it is vital that they retain their life skills. We will overcome these difficulties by educating family members into how enablement plays are big part in the retention of life skills.