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Cann House Care Home

Updated:
15 October 2013
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we 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?

The Alzheimers Society quotes “80% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems” therefore it is essential for Care Home Providers  to be deliver better outcomes for residents with a dementia and their carers.  This will be done through;

Ensuring that at Recruitment & Selection, individuals who are to be employed, have an interest in caring for people with a Dementia, and that the current establishment of employees is well trained in Dementia.

Having Dementia Champions on shift at all time and ensuring all staff has received added Dementia Awareness training to enable them to become Dementia Friends.

The Organisation will attain accreditation to The Dementia Quality Mark (DQM) run through Plymouth City Council which aims to reassure people choosing services that the care being given meets the needs of people with dementia. For example, a DQM would be particularly helpful for families wanting to select a care home. The DQM also sets standards which those providing services can aspire to.

Work collaboratively with new research into Dementia with other Organisations.

Memory cafés will be run by the Dementia Champions for Service Users and their carers monthly.  During the café’s there will be signposting sessions to ensure that people  are able to access a wide variety of information to enable them to get the necessary support that is required to maintain a dignified lifestyle.

The Care Home is already accredited to St. Luke’s Six Steps End of Life Programme, and we have completed the module that is devoted specifically to dementia and end of life care. 

There will be quarterly audits on the provision, and quality of care for service users with a Dementia.

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

  • We receive service users that are usually at the end stages of their Dementia, with little or no information that has been assembled regarding previous events that have had an impact on their lives, and personalities.
  • There may be very few people who actually knew the individual prior to admission to the care home, to inform us about what they would have wanted, or what their wishes would have been, and their likes and dislikes, this lack of information could affect how this person is cared for.
  • Committing the time, and funding to deliver training and continued support to employees
  • Ensuring that employees are developed and trained to a high standard that is current, and reflects recent thoughts and educational developments in Dementia care, and that this is applied in Personal Development Plans.
  • The true cost of providing care for people with a Dementia.

 

Member contacts

Kate Wells-McCulloch,RN, MCMI,

Registered Manager

Tel: 01752/771742     Email: cannhousemanager@hotmail.co.uk

http://cannhouse.co.uk/

2. Actions

  • dementia and end of life care

    The Care Home is already accredited to St. Luke’s Six Steps End of Life Programme, and we have completed the module that is devoted specifically to dementia and end of life care

    Status:
    Completed, Delivery

    Update – First Quarter  

    Update – Second Quarter

    Update – Third Quarter

    Update – Fourth Quarter

  • Dementia Quality Mark

    The Organisation will attain accreditation to The Dementia Quality Mark (DQM) run through Plymouth City Council

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update – First Quarter  

    Update – Second Quarter

    Update – Third Quarter

    Update – Fourth Quarter

  • Monthly Memory cafes

    The organisation will run monthly memory cafes

    Status:
    Implementation, Initial Scoping

    Update – First Quarter  

    Update – Second Quarter

    Update – Third Quarter

    Update – Fourth Quarter

  • Dementia Awareness

    • There will be a minimum of 5 Dementia Champions within the Organisation.
    • All employees will be made Dementia Friends through Awareness training.
    Status:
    Delivery

    Update – First Quarter  

    Update – Second Quarter

    Update – Third Quarter

    Update – Fourth Quarter

  • Quarterly audits

    Quarterly audits on service provision for service users who have a Dementia.

    Status:
    Implementation

    Update – First Quarter  

    Update – Second Quarter

    Update – Third Quarter

    Update – Fourth Quarter