Abbey Total Care

Run by Abbey Total Care. This being one of 11 care homes. Ashbrook Nursing Home is a 70 bedded care home looking after frail elderly residents who require nursing care and those living with dementia. It is spread over three floors.

Updated:
11 June 2019
Location:
London
Sectors:
Care, Health, Social Care
Local Alliances:
Havering 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?

Support residents with engagement with the local community by offering visits to the local pub and cafe as well as parks and beaches. Residents are supported with sensory activities and have pet dog therapy and doll therapy.

Residents enagage with the local community and have visiting schools and toddler groups.

Reminiscing life story books are being created for every resident.

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

Having enough staff to do these activities as much as we would like.

Lack of transport facilities to take our residents out.

Lack of volunteers to support with outings.

2. Actions

  • To have a dementia friends awareness session

    15 members of staff to attend training, the first dementia awareness session, with the aim to make one member of staff a dementia champion.
    Status:
    Being implemented
  • To have a dementia friends awareness session

    15 members of staff to attend training, the first dementia awareness session, with the aim to make one member of staff a dementia champion.

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friendly Environmental Checklist to be completed

    To complete the checklist and identify areas for improvement.
    Status:
    Planning
  • Improving carer and resident interactions

    Training for all staff

    To have a champion within the home

    Improve staff understanding of dementia and engagement

    To improve rummage to improv reminisicience

    Status:
    Planning