Bluebird Care (Stafford)

Bluebird Care (Stafford) is part of the well-established and trusted Bluebird Care network. We care passionately about providing a high quality, professional and compassionate tailor-made service throughout Stafford and Surrounding areas. We provide support to adults of all ages with services ranging from personal care, domestic tasks and companionship. We support people with conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer's with respect, dignity and empathy. We assist people with a physical disability to maintain independence in any way they identify would be useful to them. We also deliver specialist care and support for people with a learning disabilities. All our home care services are tailored to our customers specific needs. We aim to ensure that our customers are able to remain in the comfort of their own homes, whilst maintaining their independence and dignity. Our ethos is good old-fashioned service with a ‘can-do’ attitude which has been built around a passion to deliver an excellent level of service.

Updated:
2 July 2018
Location:
West Midlands
Sectors:
Care, Domiciliary Care, Health
Local Alliances:
Stafford Dementia Action Alliance, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent 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?

Bluebird Care is committed to achieving better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers through our commitment to excellence in our services. We strive to work with person centred care packages enabling people to live in the comfort of their own home but ensuring they are in a safe and secure environment. We strive to provide individually tailored care plan and recognise that different people with dementia require different services. Our staff are highly trained and supported in the field. We actively work with CCG’s, district nurse teams, GPs, families, occupational therapists and any other organisations to achieve best practice in the care of the customer.

We are passionate about making sure our staff are trained effectively and supported when they are looking after people living with dementia.

Bluebird Care is working towards providing a support network with community organisations to improve the quality of life of our dementia customers.

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

General public awareness of dementia and its effect on the individual and their family. The public belief that if you have Dementia you must go into a residential care home which is clearly not always necessary.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Awareness

    All new carers attend a Dementia Friends Awareness Session when they join Bluebird Care Stafford. The awareness course is run by our inhouse Dementia Friends Champion. We also are in the process of running the Dementia Friends awareness to our existing care team. Thereafter Bluebird Care Stafford in its entirety will become Dementia Friends!

    Status:
    Delivery

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    New member

  • Dementia Champion

    We are looking to appoint a Dementia Champion within Bluebird Care.  Our Dementia Champion would be involved in care planning and risk assessing customers who have dementia, allowing us to enhance the care they receive. Our Champion will also be able to offer Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions to the general public, customer’s families, friends and relatives.

    Status:

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    New action

  • Support local events, organisations and individuals and drive the dementia initative

    We are constantly developing relationships with other organisations and charities and support them when necessary.  We work closely with Dementia Day Centres in the area, the services are promoted to our customers and we provide support, so they can attend.

    Status:

    2018 - Third Quarter Update

    New member