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Adalah Rest Home

Residential care home, caring for people with dementia, depression as well as non dementia residents. Our home has room for 30 residents.

Updated:
15 May 2019
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Care
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?

The Adalah seeks to improve the understanding of Dementia within the home and the local community, giving people living with Dementia a better way of life, giving them more options to socialise outside of the care environment if they want to enabling them to live with more dignity. 

We want our residents to have the choice if they would like to be more involved in the local community by educating the community and promoting how to communicate with people with Dementia. We hope this will ensure people are better informed and have more understanding of the disease and enable our residents and people in the community with Dementia to live a life with more dignity, better understanding, compassion and respect from the community, local people and businesses and organisations. Therefore, enabling people with Dementia to live with more dignity and to be included and live their day to day life without feeling isolated or ashamed of their condition and without any discrimination. 

We would also like to be more involved with other care homes in our local area by being more sociable, this would give the residents the opportunity to widen their horizon’s and make new acquaintances, friends and interests.

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

The challenges of delivering these outcomes may involve having the time and staff to be able to visit with local community groups and people to educate them on Dementia and how to communicate better with people living with the disease, some may not have the time to spend with us or may not find it a worthwhile exercise for themselves. 

Making links with other care homes in our area may not be easy as travel links, timings and staffing will need to be taken into consideration. 

Introducing and encouraging some residents to leave their comfort zone may be a challenge that we come across, but this is a common problem with change whether people have Dementia or not.

2. Actions

  • The Adalah endeavours to make more links with other care homes in the community giving residents more social choices, friends and opportunity’s.

    We endeavour to contact local care homes to arrange social visits between the homes to ensure our residents have more opportunities to widen their horizon’s, meet more people and have the chance to make new friends, interests and trips out.
    Status:
    Planning
  • The Adalah endeavours to train all our staff, including those not involved in care work such as the cook and cleaners, to have a better understanding of Dementia.

    We endeavour to give more training in how to care for people with all stages of Dementia and get all our staff to sign up to be a Dementia Friend.

    Status:
    Planning
  • The Adalah endeavours to enable people with Dementia to be included and live their day to day life without feeling isolated or ashamed of their condition and without any discrimination.

    We endeavour to educate local community, people, businesses and organisations on Dementia, ensuring the have a better understanding and are able to communicate with people suffering from the disease. We will also try to get as many people as possible to join the Dementia Friends run by the Alzheimer’s society hopefully starting off a wave of local people having a better understanding of the disease, enabling people with dementia to live with more dignity.
    Status:
    Planning
  • Dignity

    The Adalah endeavours to enable people with Dementia to be included and live their day to day life without feeling isolated or ashamed of their condition and without any discrimination.

    Status:

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Education

    We endeavour to educate local community, people, businesses and organisations on Dementia, ensuring the have a better understanding and are able to communicate with people suffering from the disease. 

    We will also try to get as many people as possible to join the Dementia Friends run by the Alzheimer’s society hopefully starting off a wave of local people having a better understanding of the disease, enabling people with dementia to live with more dignity.

    Status:

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New member action

  • Community

    The Adalah endeavours to make more links with other care homes in the community giving residents more social choices, friends and opportunity’s.

    Action Description-

    We endeavour to contact local care homes to arrange social visits between the homes to ensure our residents have more opportunities to widen their horizon’s, meet more people and have the chance to make new friends, interests and trips out.

    Status:

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    New member action