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Healthcare Management Trust- Coloma Court Care Home

Healthcare Management Trust is placing dementia at the heart of care delivery within our own settings and in our wider local communities as well as contributing to the national goal to improve the lives of those with Dementia

Updated:
13 April 2019
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care, Charity, Health
Local Alliances:
Bromley 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?

Coloma Court is a 62 bed home which opened in October 2006.  It is run by the Hospital Management Trust in partnership wth the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph.  The Home has a charitable and Catholic Christian foundation but there is no requirement for residents to share those beliefs and we welcome people from all denominations.  Coloma provides care support for adults over 65 years, and people with dementia; an Admiral Nurse service is in place at Coloma Court working in partnership with Dementia UK, providing specialist dementia care and practical advice to support carers, as well supporting Dementia Awareness workshops in the community.

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

The ever increasing diagnosis of people with dementia in the Borough of Bromley alone presents challenges which continue to exsist. As an organisation, Healthcare Management Trust recognises the significance in ensuring Coloma Court is responsive in adapting to the changes that exsist for family/Carers as well supporting people diagnosed with dementia. The Admiral Nurse service employed at Coloma Court is active in providing dementia care training to all staff, students, and Carer/family groups as well as developing positive engagment with the community of Bromley.

Member website

www.hmthospitals.org

2. Actions

  • Training and Education

    All members of staff, Nursing and Ancillary receive Dementia Awareness training,  Also working in collaboration with other community health organisations in the recognition of the challenges, intervention and support needed in dementia care.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Training and education in implemetnation across the home and in the wider community.

  • Carers/family Support

    The Admiral Nurse Service based at Coloma Court and working in partnership with Dementia UK, continues to provide support to carer/families of those diagnised with dementia, improving understanding of the disease progress and providing specialist advice and support in the community.

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2019 - First Quarter Update

    Carers/families are supported with practical advice and in understanding changes that exsist in the progression of dementia.

  • Research

    Nationally the level of funding for research is below that of other health conditions. As an organisation Healthcare Management Trust will deliver charitable impact in this area by continuing to provide research grant funding principally targeted at dementia.
    Status:
    Delivery
  • Community Engagement

    Coloma Court Care Home continues to develop engagement in our community, whether that be by providing Dementia Awareness talks to community groups, inviting community groups to the home to share available facilities or mentoring University Students on placement within the care home. Our organisation Healthcare Management Trust identifies and supports community based projects and initiatives, that promote mental health and well being, increase the awareness of the impact of dementia on the lives of families and carers, as well as ways in which to combat loneliness and isolation.
    Status:
    Delivery