I manage an EMI nursing unit, predominantly supporting people with advanced stages of dementia.
- 21 July 2019
- North West
- Care, Charity
- Local Alliances:
- Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance , Sefton DAA, Wirral DAA
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?
Creating a dementia friendly environment, where people feel safe and comfortable.
To help people with dementia to be physically well and healthy.
To encourage families to understand dementia and how to support their family member.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Time, money and resources are always an issue, but we can work to deliver things slowly, seeking volunteers or resources from volunteer groups.
Decline in numbers of qualified, experienced nurses and high turnover of care staff (Tesco’s pays more.)
Familes can sometimes be in denial and rejection of dementia or attempt to make their loved one better. Though with training and knowledge of dementia they can learn to grow together in knowledge and recognise the traits of theor loved one taht are still prevalent in the individual.
To create an environment where people with Dementia can feel safe and comfortableEnsure all staff have the right training in person centred care and recognise the challenges that people with dementia face, that are different to others. To inform families and friends about dementia to enable them to understand their loved one and what they may be experiencing. I will promote and deliver dementia friends opportunities.
Creating a dementia friendly environment, where people feel safe, comfortable and have purpose.
Complete decorating so that corridors look like streets, with real front doors. This will create a sense of being out and offering purpose to their walking.
Support people to help to create an environment that is suitable for them.
- Being implemented
Ensure equality for people with dementia
We will give people choices In their daily lives. We will continue to inform people of their rights and encourage their engagement in social, leisure and professional activities.
We will ensure that activities are dementia friendly for people and accessibility is checked prior to invitation.