Senior Home Solutions Limited

Senior Home Solutions is an Interior Design and General Building Company specialising in adapting homes to suit the needs of people facing dementia, age-related and other health challenges. We have been liasing with Worcester University Dementia Research Dept and carrying out courses to become Dementia aware. We work with occupational health therapists, we consult with the RIBA on their guidelines for adapting homes for people living with dementia, and we partner with some of the most innovative companies supplying accessibility aids - Our knowledge and experience can help you to adapt your home or premises to your needs.

Updated:
10 September 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Businesses and shops, Hospices, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Housing Sector, Retail
Local Alliances:
Birmingham 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 adapt people's homes to suit peoples lives now, and into the future. At Senior Home solutions we have been carrying out course study work in understanding dementia and the problems that arise for both person with dementia and without. We have been in contact with Worcester University dementia research team and Stirling University to get advice and guidance on the courses and seminars that will benefit SHS and the client. What we do is change homes and premises to enable someone with dementia to be able to live in their home for as long as possible, Safe and Independently enabling families to stay together longer. We hope to achieve giving the client the best service possible by understanding as much about dementia as possible. I have just completed an online study course "Understanding Dementia" and "Design in Dementia Living" "Preventing Dementia" I have been able to gain an accreditation from "Care aware Uk" and become a Dementia Friend.

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

I have just completed an online study course "Understanding Dementia" and "Design in Dementia Living" "Preventing Dementia" I have been able to gain an accreditation from "Care aware Uk" and become a Dementia friend. The challenges I foresee in delivering outcomes is convincing people that by adaptations to homes or commercial properties can enhance all our lives. I believe that people should not have to live in the shadows because they or their partner, family member or friend have dementia. Commercial and retail can make small adaptions to their premises that will make it accessible for ALL. I want Senior Home solutions to become a leader in adapting for Dementia. This is why I am making my company has knowledgable as possible.

2. Actions

  • Adapting living space

    Creating a safe home for people with dementia and those caring and living with dementia. Through course work and communication we strive to enhance a quality of life at home.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

    2018 - First Quarter Update

    Completed courses in design for dementia living.

  • BAME memory boxes

    Creating memory boxes for BAME, by contacting community groups in communities and gaining knowledge of the history and materials to create memories to suit.

    Status:
    Investigating

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    Contacted church groups within the Caribbean communities and now contacting Asian groups.

  • Contacting retailers -

    Contacting retail groups to raise awareness of the additional needs of people with dementia. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2018 - Second Quarter Update

    New member