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Holly Bank Nursing Home

Holly Bank Nursing Home is a small, family run nursing home in Southport, UK which has been open since 1983. Holly Bank’s philosophy of care is based around individualized attention and support for all residents, including those living with dementia. We are able to accommodate 12 residents with full nursing care and provision for a range of meaningful activities, including community outreach initiatives. Our staff are passionate about providing the best quality care, because they are kind, warm, talented individuals who are generous with their time and energy.

11 September 2018
North West
Local Alliances:
Sefton DAA

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?

Holly Bank offers personalised care for all residents. We encourage residents to be as independent as possible and discuss their care with us regularly. We ensure our residents have access to all medical and complementary services; and we have a busy social calendar to ensure that they still feel part of their community and are interacting with people outisde of the care home. We keep residents, relatives and friends up-to-date with information by holiding regular forum meetings were we all share ideas and suggestions. Staff have committed to become Dementia Friends and we have one member of staff who is undertaking training to be a Dementia Champion so we can hold information sessions with the wider community.

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

The main challenge we think we may face is getting other people to come along and join in with the information sessions to gain a better understanding of dementia.

2. Actions

  • Becoming A Dementia Champion

    One of our members of staff will be training to become a Dementia Champion. She will then be holding information sessions with other staff, residents, relatives and friends of residents, and staff from other care homes in the local area.
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Awareness With Local School

    We are currently talking with a local primary school to work together on an initiative called "A Choir In Every Care Home." This would involve the local school choir coming in and having singing sessions with our residents. We hope this will also raise awareness of dementia within the younger generation and help them to gain a better understanding of what it is.

    Initial Scoping
  • Dementia Friendly Community

    We would like to be involved with the steering group in the local area who help the community achieve Dementia Friendly Community status. We would like to be involved on a broader scale and see what further assistance we can be outisde of the care home.