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Personalising Residential Care: is it even possible?. The people at Bruce Lodge decided to find out. Not all staff knew how to support Nora at bedtime in a way that makes sense to her. Arthur ’ s perspective. Families perspective. Staff ’ s perspective. Some simple solutions….

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Personalising residential care is it even possible

Personalising Residential Care:is it even possible?


Personalising residential care is it even possible

The people at Bruce Lodge decided to find out.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Not all staff knew how to support Nora at bedtime in a way that makes sense to her


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Arthur’s

perspective

Families

perspective

Staff’s

perspective


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Some simple solutions….

  • Wake Arthur in the mornings by calling out from the door.

  • Never take his ten pound note out of his top pocket.

  • Family providing frozen meals for staff to heat up, so they can spend the time sitting talking to Arthur while he eats.

  • Installing a mat sensor at the door to notice if Arthur leaves the house.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

“This approach has really made a difference to staff and people who live here. I was surprised at what a big difference we’ve made to people. Our culture has changed from being very task focussed to thinking about people and what matters to them, and exactly how they want to be supported.”

  • Lisa Martin, Manager, Bruce Lodge.


You can t do this work with other people if you have not done it for yourself john o brien

“…you can’t do this work with other people if you have not done it for yourself…” John O’Brien.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Sometimes personalising support can feel just a bit too risky…


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Staff wanted to keep Josie safe…


Personalising residential care is it even possible

But we needed to find a balance…


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Because…

Dead and happy are incompatible but…


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Because…

Dead and happy are incompatible but…

…alive and miserable is unacceptable.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

A person centred approach to risk helps.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

After all…


Think local act personal

Think Local Act Personal.

Low levels of social integration, and loneliness, significantly increase mortality whilst people with stronger networks are healthier and happier.

Social networks are consistently and positively associated with reduced illness and death rates.

Feelings of happiness and life satisfaction have been strongly associated with active participation in social and community life.


Some resources

Some resources…

  • A free downloadable booklet about practical ways to deliver personalisation for people with dementia: http://personalisationanddementia.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/beyondlifehistories.pdf

  • A dementia minibook, free if you pay with a tweet or facebook post: http://bit.ly/18HbEab

  • And a blog that might be useful: http://personalisationanddementia.wordpress.com/


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Plus…


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Remember… If you always do what you’ve always done…

… you’ll always get

what you always got.


Personalising residential care is it even possible

www.helensandersonassociates.co.uk

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Lou Close.

07729127173.

[email protected]


Personalising residential care is it even possible

Making personalisation a reality in residential care.

  • What opportunities are there for people you support to have more choice and control in their lives through the personalisation agenda?

  • What challenges can you foresee in introducing SDS in your organisation?


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