Aarandale Lodge

Aarandale Lodge is a 20 bed Residential care home for over 65 and dementia we have long term and short stay residents

3 May 2018
East of England
Local Alliances:
Southend, Castle Point and Rochford District 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?

We support all clients with daily living with dementia we promote independence and ensuring our client obtain the best possible care for their needs we would like to seek more information about events and support in the community and to help families and relatives to understand dementia and the best way they can support their relatives in the home.

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

Training is problem. Funding is also a big issue here and it can be difficult to fundraise sometimes too.

2. Actions

  • Training

    I would like to seek out more training and understanding for staff so as they can deliver the best possible service understand the challenges our clients face on a daily bases I would also like to nominate 2 senior staff to be dementia friends one to attend monthly meetings to gain more knowledge 

  • Community projects

    I would like for the home to be involved more with community projects within the areas and getting people into our home with different skills and ideas that can be used in activities and wellbeing.

    I would also like staff to wear their dementia friend badges with pride to promote dementia awareness wherever they go.

  • Better access to community

    I would like the residents to have better access to the community that they belong to, supporting residents so they understand that they are not forgotten