I will be sharing a few videos. The aim is enhance knowledge of staff and families.
Below is a very powerful video showing the experience of a resident who has dementia from her perspective.
I personally found it very moving and emotional. While the movie is based around experiences in a hospital, but it has lessons that carehome staff can learn.
In the Person centered training course that I do, I cover many aspects of dementia care that I learned from Tom Kitwood when I did my Dementia Care Mapping course.
Our aim should always be to ensure in every shift that you work to bring light into the lives of all of our residents. Ensure meaningful and positive interactions so that they want to live, achieve, enjoy the next phase of their lives in this care home.
Please take time to watch this video. I watched in many times to learn as much as I can from it.
Mr J Singh,
Starting from Monday the Staff at the Vicarage Court care home will be holding a dignity week. This has been organised by Janet (activities co-ordinator) and the Dignity Champions from the staff. Below is the breakdown of the Events.
Monday – 10.30am (Dementia Unit) – Vintage Academy Entertainment and Drama Group.
Afternoon – Cheese & Wine Session for all residents.
Tuesday – Special Therapies from Maria. These include Bowen therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, massage & Reiki. These will be done in the morning on the residential and nursing unit. Then in the afternoon on the Dementia Unit.
Wednesday – Hairdressor & manicures of the residential unit.
Thursday – Hairdressor & manicures of the dementia unit. Then there will a special Entertainment Drama Group for the residential unit from 1.30pm.
Friday – Coffee Morning for all staff, residents and family. This will be followed by One to one activities with the residents.
Everyone is welcome to come and participate in Dignity in care week.
In addition, staff are doing dignity challenges to improve how they interact with residents while providing care so that the staff always work to best practice. This includes feeding sessions for staff who are blindfolded, so that they know how a visually impaired residents feels when eating. Staff being hoisted in slings and many other special challenges.
Residents have made a dignity display board which is pictured below.
For more information or to get involved, please ring the home.
We recently celebrated the 60th Birthday of Barbara, who has been working here as a cleaner for many years.
She has a hard job and does it with alot of dedication.
The Singh family and staff brought her flowers, presents and a cake.