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Strong Life Care- Earls Lodge Care Home Wakefield

Provides care for elderly both Nursing and Residential

17 October 2017
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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?

Provision of up to date literature

We will have available up-to-date literature and information in our waiting areas together with information about the local support services for people with dementia which are available in the area.
The following information leaflets can be ordered direct from Alzheimer's Society publications order line 0300 303 5933 or email orders@alzheimers.org.uk

• Dementia Guide, 25 copies
• Memory Handbook 25 copies
• Worried about your memory 25 copies
• My visitor book 20 copies
• Making your home dementia friendly 10 copies
• Basic fact sheets, 6 copies

Use technology to raise awareness

We will hold a Dementia Friends Session for all staff members. 

Remember: You can contact Wakefield Alzheimer’s Society wakefield@alzheimers.org.uk 01924 373264 who will help you arrange this.
It is a free session delivered by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion and it takes 1 hour. More than one session can take place if necessary.

We have the forget me not signs, Dementia friendly signs are currently going up in the Home. Along with the wooden memory boxes. Staff have been encouraged to sign up to becoming dignity champions. 

In the process of creating a sensory room. And the environment is now more tactile.

We are working towards becoming a dementia safe place. All staff are undergoing Dementia friends training. And we are looking into the side by side policies. Families have been invited to dementia training.






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

All staff, families, visiting professionals need to have the same approach and knowledge.
Working with families to help build their knowledge about dementia and keeping care
Person centred and dementia friendly.

What difficulties might you face, and how will you overcome them?

Residents feeling like they are loosing their independence and for us to ensure dementia care is in line with best practice however is still person centred.

We conduct life stories for our residents so we are fully aware of what their life story, key
Milestones, achievements things they like to do are. When they first come to the home they
Will meet activities, the cook etc to ensure all aspects are person centred.

There are also pictures outside the bedrooms which relate to the residents in some why. I.e. A resident who once had a newsagent has a picture of a shop outside their bedroom.

Member contacts

Contact name: Pam Banwait
Address: Earls Lodge Care Home
Queen Elizabeth Road

Telephone: 07590 214 333
Email: pam@stronglifecare.co.uk
Website address: www.stronglifecare.co.uk

Member website


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