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Radfield Home Care Wakefield & Dewsbury

We are a specialist elderly home care service providing the highest standard of care & companionship to people in their own homes. Our service is tailored to our clients’ needs and wishes. We take pride in offering a very responsive, friendly, flexible service that our clients, family & friends can rely on.

Updated:
1 October 2018
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Wakefield and Five Towns 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 wish to work in partnership with the wider Wakefield community to raise awareness, promote positive attitudes, dispel myths and stereotypes, reduce stigma, promote empowerment and wellbeing of people living with dementia.
  • We have set up our Home Care business in Ossett, Wakefield and wish to support our staff and the wider community to understand the impact of living with dementia and what they can do to help. We will be making links within our local community and running Dementia Champion Sessions at our branch office and in the communities in which we work. 
  • We will make links in our local community– providing home care and being out and about in our local community will bring us into contact with people living dementia, their families and friends.  We will gain an understanding of issues affecting people locally.

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

Preconceived ideas, stereotypes, negativity and lack of knowledge and understanding.  We will work with people in our local community to provide information and support in order to dispel misunderstanding and promote positivity and awareness.

2. Actions

  • To become a Dementia Champion and make a positive difference to people living with dementia.

    What we are going to do:

    We are booked to attend a Dementia Champion Induction shortly.  When this has been done we will run sessions with our staff and in the wider community to provide information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help. 

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  • Promote a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life.

    What we are going to do:

     

    Our carers will be trained in how to promote (people living with dementia) independence and assist them to maximise the quality of their lives.  This includes facilitating their relationships with others and to remain active in their local community if they wish to. Our carers will be able to take people living with dementia out and about and support them to remain safe whilst maximising their independence.

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  • Provide Person Centred Care and Support to People with Dementia in their own homes.

    What we are going to do:

    We will provide person centred, tailored care and support to people living with dementia. We pride ourselves on being a very responsive service that promotes independence and respects dignity and choice. We capture our client’s preference for all aspects of their care and involve them in every step of the way in designing the care that they want to receive.

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