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Bathampton Manor - BCVS Homes

We are a not for profit organisations providing residential care to the elderly in Bath. We have two residential homes, Bathampton Manor and Greystones.

1 February 2019
South West
Care, Social Care, Voluntary Sector
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset

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?

We aim to deliver the best outcome for people with dementia by person centred care plans that are detailed to suit each individual. Care plans are prepared following reviews and assessment with the resident, family and friends or other represenative. The care plans are regularly monitored by Home Managers. Decisions may be made in a residents best interest with the appropriate professional support if the resident is unable to make their own decisions (in liaison with the local DOLS team). Our staff recieve dementia training and we are in the process of arranging a dementia leader who can assist, support and guide other members of staff on all dementia matters. 

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

As a residential home we are not registered to accommodate people with dementia. However, it is recognised that one third of people with dementia have not recieved a professional diagnosis and with that the support required. Our staff recognise memory related problems and receive in house training on dementia and Parkinson's as part of their role. We need to ensure that all of our residents have personal choice and feel that they are in control of their lives, are happy with their care plans and feel safe within the community. One of the challenges we experience is that the DOLS team are particularly stretched and we can wait a while for an assessment and we manage this by assuring that our staff have the appropriate support, We would like to offer more training and support to our staff so that they can continue to monitor any changes or fluctuations in residents behaviour to ensure that we can ensure we are providing our residents with the appropriate support to meet their lifestyle choices.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends sessions

    We will run dementia friends sessions for our staff.

  • Dementia friends champion

    We will train an in-house dementia friends champion to run sessions for our staff.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Premises

    We will consider the dementia friendly premises checklist and where possible we will make small changes to make our premises dementia friendly.