Action Plan

We are a small, experienced, luxury care home group, offering individual, professional and expert support to people who require residential, nursing and dementia care. Our aim is to provide a warm and welcoming “family feel”, enabling environment, which will help our residents to engage and socialise, whilst being supported with the highest quality compassionate and skilled care. We want our residents to continue to enjoy their desired life style by promoting choices, and by ongoing development of our training package to ensure our teams are skilled in enabling and supporting the whole person

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

Direct involvement of family and other carers

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

Dementia strategy which carries a live action plan will be available in reception for relatives and visitors to comment/become involved in its evolution. family/other carers feature heavily in the strategy which is based upon the dementia statements 2. family/other carers are invited to all our dementia pathway training 3. family,carer and resident meetings will be forums for ideas for change 4. involvement with local action alliance groups

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

to involve people who live with us directly in all aspects of their life and care, enabling rather than disabling and supporting positive risks

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

Our dementia strategy has a live action plan and is written around the dementia statements. it is written like a recipe book with ingredients for success. it is available for staff, family and people who live with us, and details how we will improve life quality for people with dementia. all our staff irrespective of job role, alongside family and other carers will receive face to face dementia training we are recruiting dementia leads at local level for all homes to drive better practice we are involved with local action alliances to gain support, and to bring community in, such as memory cafes we are changing our recruitment process to "star catching" to attempt to recruit more empathetic staff and are changing our induction programmes to try and develop a whole home approach

  • We have the right to be recognised as who we are, to make choices about our lives including taking risks, and to contribute to society. Our diagnosis should not define us, nor should we be ashamed of it.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Effectively trained staff and involvement of multidisciplinary team, dementia action alliance, and others to ensure that staff are effectively and appropriately trained and appropriate services are deployed as needed

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Our dementia strategy is a document which is based on the dementia statements and carries a live action plan. it explains how we will deliver an advanced dementia training pathway, and VDT, with knowledge checks and on site support for all staff, irrespective of job role People living with us who show a cognitive decline will be referred to the memory clinic for proper assessment and diagnosis in a timely manner we will ensure that people who are being admitted to us have a proper diagnosis we will develop greater partnership with local MDT to ensure expertise in care is delivered. we will reflect upon our practice and will update our dementia strategy action plan in a timely manner

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.