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29 Apr 2017

Oak Tree Care Home in Yate has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Oak Tree Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them during an Alice in Wonderland themed party on Friday 21st April..

John Kirk, Managing Director for Four Seasons in Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, South West England and Bristol said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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28 Apr 2017

Residents, relatives and the care team at Red Rose Care Home in Garden City wanted to give a little bit back this Easter.

We decided that we’d donate some Easter eggs to a local food bank, so those people who were in need of some chocolate treats could get them,” explained Home Manager Kerrie Davies. “David and Hefin Whiting came to collect the donation from Red Rose and were extremely grateful. They personally thanked everyone who had donated. I’m so proud to be a part of the Red Rose family. Everyone was happy they could make someone else’s Easter one to remember.”

Are you looking for a care home in Garden City? Red Rose offers support for all types of care including residential care, nursing care, respite care, specialist care and end of life/palliative care.

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28 Apr 2017

The community in Wymondham held a special awards evening on the 12th April, and invited Jonathan Cole, Home Manager at Melton House along to share with everyone how the team at the home support residents and provide special experiences for them.

Unbeknownst to Jonathan, Melton House had been nominated by the local Football Club as the charity of choice to raise funds for. With help from the Wymondham & Attleborough Darts League £500 was raised for the Residents Fund enabling Jonathan and his team to continue providing special experiences for those in their care.

Jonathan said: "It was an amazing surprise to be handed a cheque for £500. I want to thank everyone who raised the money for us. It really does mean a lot."

Are you looking for a care home in Wymondham? Melton House offers support for all types of care including residential care and respite care.

Campsie-View-Care-Home-Glasgow-Moira-wish-Apr-2017

28 Apr 2017

Wishes have been coming true at Campsie View Care in Glasgow as residents have been posting their requests on the wishing tree.

Katy Jenks, Home Manager, explains the latest wish that has come true. Katy told us: “Moira made a wish that she wanted to have a Guinea Pig to call her own, and keep her company whilst she’s living in the home. Moira’s wish was our command, and her Key Worker Denise took her out to collect one. She even had time to tuck into a hearty lunch of fish and chips before bringing the lovely fluff ball home. Moira’s new addition is settling well into Campsie View.”

Are you looking for a care home in Glasgow? Campsie View offers support for nursing care.

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28 Apr 2017

Balmoral View Care Home in Belfast has been accredited for a pioneering dementia care approach.

The care team at Balmoral View Care Home is celebrating being accredited for a radically different approach of care for people living with dementia.

The Dementia Care Framework is a unique step forward in the personalisation of care for people living with dementia. The care team uses exclusive purpose-designed technology to help build and continuously update a picture of each resident’s individual experience of their care and their physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so that their care can be adjusted to their changing needs.

The pioneering home is part of Four Seasons Health Care which spent two years developing and testing the new approach. The home hosted an event for care commissioners, other health and social care professionals and relatives to introduce the Dementia Care Framework to them during a party last week.

Carol Cousins, Managing Director for Four Seasons in Northern Ireland said: “This is next generation dementia care to make life better for the person with dementia and we are excited to offer it. A vital part of the Framework is the bespoke support and training the team throughout the home receives with additional support and training for those, working within our dementia services. This goes beyond the practicalities of caring for someone with dementia and through simulation gives them a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.”

In addition to the support and training, there are three additional components to the Dementia Care Framework – personal care reviews, Resident and Family Charters.

At the heart of the Dementia Care Framework is a personal care review process which is continuously updated electronically by care staff to give a comprehensive and current picture of each resident.

Thought to be the first of its type worldwide, it is based on 320 recognised standards, including NICE Guidelines (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and Alzheimer’s Society best practice guidance. It replaces paper-based audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.

The resident and family charters were developed in consultation with residents, family members, health and social care professionals and care teams, taking account of over 400 comments. The resident charter sets out their rights, the standards of care they can expect and commitment to provide for their personal needs and preferences.

The family charter, sets out the support that they can expect to receive and how they can input to planning their relative’s care.

Only when a home achieves key standards within the Dementia Care Framework does it receive Four Seasons Accreditation for the quality of its dementia care.

To find out more about this fundamentally different approach to dementia care please visit carehomes.fshc.co.uk/dcf or email dementiacare@fshc.co.uk

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