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Kingfisher - Barchester

Barchester Healthcare is one of the UK’s largest care providers supporting older people living independent lives with dignity and respect. Providing a wide range of services for a variety of needs, Barchester Healthcare support 11,000 residents across 200 homes for short breaks to long term stays. A leading care provider over the last 25 years, Barchester services include residential care and nursing care tailored to suit you. Barchester also provide expert dementia care. Many Barchester homes feature a Memory Lane Community, which is a dedicated part of the home designed to support residents who are living with various stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia stay as independent and active as possible. We also have specialist hospitals for patients who require services such as neuro rehabilitation, as well as specialist care for those with Parkinson’s or Huntington’s disease.

Updated:
25 February 2019
Location:
South West
Sectors:
Care
Local Alliances:
Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol 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?

Kingfisher provides expert dementia care which features a Memory Lane Community, which is a dedicated part of the home designed to support residents who are living with various stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia stay as independent and active as possible. Our memory lane unit is designed structurally for to enable independence and secuirty for our residents. Kingfisher fundrasies money for the Alzheimer's Society, hosts community groups for those living in the community who are living with dementia. Kingfisher will be hosting dementia friends sessions for families, the local community and local businesses.

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

A challenge would be ensuring that those taking part in the dementia friends sessions have a good understanding of why this is important especially for local businesses.

2. Actions

  • Dementia Friends Sessions- care home staff and family members

    We are hosting our first dementia friends session on the 6th March for our staff team and the families of our residents. This is so that our team can see how valuable the sessions are to then be able to recommend them to further families and people in the community who they come across.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends Session- for local businesses

    We are going to host a dementia friends session aimed at local businesses to ensure a dementia friendly community. For estate agents, local shops and services to gain advice on structural elements of their building and to have a better understanding to be able to help those people living with dementia in the local community.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Community club- Monday Moments at Kingfisher

    Every Monday Kingfisher Lodge host a Monday Moments group from 2pm. This is for everyone living in the community who would benefit from some social interaction. Our activities team have various activities suited to those living with dementia, this is an opportunity for loved ones to have a coffee and a chat whilst the individual living with dementia can interact with our residents from memory lane and join in stimulating acivities.

    Status:
    Delivery
  • Actions 2019

    We will be

    • raising money for the Alzheimer's Society, 
    • hosting community groups for those living in the community who are living with dementia. 
    • hosting dementia friends sessions for families, the local community and local businesses.
    Status: