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Sevenoaks Hearing Banstead

Independent Audiologists, based in Banstead and Sevenoaks, offering advice on hearing, access to the latest hearing aid technology and wax removals by irrigation and microsuction.

Updated:
14 March 2019
Location:
South East
Sectors:
Retail, Health, Care, Medical, Clinical Commissioning Group, Businesses and shops, Domiciliary Care
Local Alliances:
Banstead 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 understand that Dementia and hearing loss often goes hand in hand. We will take the time to talk to our patients who are living with dementia in the hope we can make their lives better by putting in some simple steps within our community.

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

Having the time and gauging the right time to speak to patients and carers, ensuring that they feel listened to.

2. Actions

  • Encourage dementia patients living in care homes to have their hearing checked regularly.

    Offer a free hearing health check and wax check every 6 months and train care staff, if required, to help them carry out basic maintenance and cleaning of aids.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping
  • Provide local dementia support information

    Pull together details of local support groups and have them printed ready to hand out as and when required.

    Status:
    Planning
  • Provide clear and easy to follow user instructions for hearing aids.

    Create a handout for dementia patients and their carers with easy step-by-step instructions on how to use and maintain their hearing aids, including lots of pictures.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping