Dementia Leadership Programme for Residential and Nursing Homes


Short Title Dementia Leadership for Care Homes
Category Post Diagnosis
Organisation Southampton City Council
Contact Name Catherine Mearns
Contact Email catherine.mearns@southampton.gov.uk
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Sector Education Nursing/Care Home
Region Hampshire
Postcode
Active Yes

A 4 day modular dementia care training programme mapped to the QCF DEM Unit 501 with a gap of 3-4 weeks between each session. Pilot programme for 10 residential/nursing homes initially with plan to roll out to all 35 residential care homes and 10 nursing homes in Southampton. Programme includes:
•Understanding current policy, practice guidance and research in dementia care
•Leading practice which promotes the wellbeing of the individual with dementia
•Working in partnership with carers
•Symptoms and approaches to supporting staff to deliver person centred care

Outcome

Residents receive better person centred dementia care.


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