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Greystones Residential Home - BCVS Homes

Residential home to the elderly. Our ethos is to have a holistic approach to care, promoting independence, enhancing life and providing care with dignity.

1 February 2019
South West
Care, Social Care
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?

Jane Walter, a care assistant that has worked in both of our residential homes for the elderley will become a champion and assist others in understanding dementia. Jane will work across our two homes.

Food and drink readily available at all times – to achieve regular hydration, drink stations being available along with drink trolley rounds. Appropriate equipment to be purchase where necessary, staff aware that some residents may only see half of the plate.

In the Mornings – curtains opened before assisting with care routine. Let the individual stir gradually, with natural daylight.

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

We are a residential home and not registered for dementia although we do have residents with symptoms of dementia and age related memory loss. Our buildings are old, which make them ideal for a homely environment, but there are limitations with the layout and space in the communal areas. 

We recognise that we need to meet the needs of each individual and we need to ensure the dementia champion designates her time between the homes and the champion is suppported by others and utilised. 

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Sessions

    We intend to run dementia friends sessions to all our staff.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends Champion

    We will appoint a dementia friends champion who will run the sessions internally for our staff.

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Premises

    We will use the dementia friendly premises checklist provied by the B&NES DAA and will where possible make small changes to make our premises dementia friendly.