The Dementia Training Company have worked alongside Buttercup House Care Home and its staff since 2012. In 2015 a review was completed by Tim and Sarah to measure how dementia friendly our home was. The review included dementia mapping of some of our residents, physical environment measure, inspiring leadership in person centred care, a review of the dining experience and the activity experience. The review helped support the team to improve and develop the home into a dementia friendly home.
Dementia Awareness Evenings are organised yearly with friends, families, residents, staff and professionals.
Lovely feedback from Sarah Mould from the Dementia Training Company:
‘Celebrating Good Practice in Dementia Care’
Celebrating Naval and Shivani Nagpal.
Naval and Shivani are Owner/Directors of Buttercup House; a Residential Home for older people in Southampton. Tim and Sarah have known Naval and Shivani for almost three years as they have been consistent participants in a variety of training we have delivered. Shivani has also arranged for us to deliver training to her staff in-house. We have also been delighted to support Buttercup House in delivering educational sessions for residents and their relatives in Buttercup House.
As trainers we have often been made aware by many of our learners of the challenge of working in a service for people with dementia which is owned by persons who may not have a background in dementia care and who do not tend to go on training. This can present as a barrier when learners try to implement some of the tools and approaches we advocate on our training.
We celebrate Naval and Shivani because as Owner/Directors of a blossoming specialist home for people with dementia, they have recognised that they need training to be able to create and lead the vision they have for developing Buttercup House.
We are delighted to have been asked by Naval and Shivani to undertake a Dementia Review of Buttercup House to benchmark where they are in delivering specialist dementia care and to work alongside them as they, their staff and care environment develop. Their commitment to this work is focused on enabling their residents to live well. We all also recognise that providing specialist dementia care which is underpinned by evidence drawn from current best practice in the field makes good business sense too.
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