Our aim is to maintain a quality of life for each individual that reflects their personality and recognises the uniqueness of the person. We deliver support to residents with dementia by way of person centred care planning. This allows us to take a holistic approach to care provision ensuring that the resident and their choices are at the heart of everything we do here and also provides evidence-based outcomes.
At all times, we adhere to the following guiding principles and best practice guidelines issued by the following organisations:
- National Care Standards (NCS)
- Scottish Government
- Glasgow City Council
- Care Inspectorate
- Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
- Mental Welfare Commission (MWC)
- Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
Staff are trained in the four modules of the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice learning resource, the Promoting Excellence Framework and the Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland and these underpin our practice and service delivery.
Practice is also enhanced by staff training in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
Our highly skilled staff team are proactive and dynamic in their approach to care provision and deliver the service with a wealth of experience and genuine care as a result of the bonds that have been formed between our staff and residents. We have named ‘dementia champions’ who are experienced and are highly skilled in dementia awareness and support techniques.
We are in receipt of a positive design audit from the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), and have specially designed units within the House that provide a relaxing and ambient environment allowing our residents living with dementia to receive necessary stimulation and discreet observation. Picture image signage throughout the units support independence and meaningful daily living. We have retained a homely feel to ensure that our residents feels safe and secure. We strive to support individuals to remain as independent as they can be and work with their abilities to preserve as many independent living skills as we can. Residents have access to our dementia-friendly garden, and we use the Dining with Dignity package to promote a positive and relaxing dining experience whilst preserving the dignity of our residents. Adapted cutlery and crockery in dementia friendly colours is provided at meal times.
We assist our residents to maintain their physical, social and emotional wellbeing and utilise Life Story Notebooks, reminiscence learning and meaningful activity planning to achieve this. We formulate a detailed activity plan to provide mental stimulation by way of interesting, enjoyable group and individual activities. We invite representatives of all faiths to the House to provide pastoral care to our residents which is very well received by those who wish to attend.