Wraysbury House Ltd
Wraysbury House is a residential care home in Worthing for 27 customers. We provide care for customers living with dementia. We work closely with the community and network with other providers. We provide respite to residents coming out of hospital.
- 31 October 2017
- South East
- Care, Housing Sector
- Local Alliances:
- Worthing Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
Writing our Action Plan to join the Alliance has been very important step for our care home and has helped us to highlight 3 areas that will help to improve the quality of our residents lives. Most of our residents are living with dementia and we feel that these action will help to improve their mental health & wellbeing.
We will collate evidence from customers surveys, relative meetings and resident reviews to measure the effectiveness of our action plan. We will monitor the positive engagement time between staff and our residents.
Host a Gentleman's Club
We have started a gentleman's club where our male residents get together, play cards, dominoes and board games, with a glass of shandy. This brings back their male bond that our residents would have had when they went out with their friends. If promotes friendship, value and communication in a fun way.
Improve communication with relatives
To improve communication we have started a relatives meeting where the home manager, deputy, chef and head of care meet the relatives every 6 weeks for a chat over coffee, to discuss any concerns, share ideas and resolve any problems.
Create a sensory garden
In Spring 2018 the home manager is designing the current garden into a sensory garden. Lovely smells, water sounds, wind chimes, raised beds for easy access, vegetable and herb planting where the residents can tend the gardens and the produce can be used by the chef.
This is hoped to provide a tranquil space where residents and their families can sit away from the bustle of the main house.