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.
- 11 June 2019
- 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.
To have a dementia friends awareness session15 members of staff to attend training, the first dementia awareness session, with the aim to make one member of staff a dementia champion.
- 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.
- Being implemented
Dementia Friendly Environmental Checklist to be completedTo complete the checklist and identify areas for improvement.
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