Mahon Hall Care Home in Portadown is the latest residential care home to be accredited under the unique Four Seasons Dementia Care Framework which has now been rolled out to 100 homes across the UK, including more than 20 in Northern Ireland.
Over 16,000 Four Seasons colleagues have now been trained in the new and radically different approach to dementia care.
The dementia platform, the first of its kind worldwide, 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 resident audits that are slow and almost always behind the changing care needs of the person.
Since the launch of the Framework last year, 2,766 residents living with dementia in Four Seasons homes have benefited from being assessed and treated according to the new framework.
Eleven members of the Mahon Hall team received their accreditation certificates at an event which also celebrated 221 years of service by the 17 longest serving staff.
Home manager Cheryl King praised the dedication of her colleagues at Mahon Hall. She said: “Our Dementia Care Framework really is the next generation of dementia care and has been developed with the needs of the resident living with dementia at the core of our agenda. It makes everyday life better for the person with dementia and we are delighted that Mahon Hall is to the forefront of the new dementia friendly agenda.
“The length of service recognition is important too, the fact that so many of our colleagues stay for such a long time really shows that we are a family here at Mahon Hall and that is reflected in a happy team of workers and residents.”
Date published: 4 April 2018