Waltham House Care home offer Dementia Care in Grimsby with a difference. We feel it is vitally important to offer Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) as part of our mission to deliver person centred care.
What is Dementia Care Mapping?
Both our Manager and Deputy Manager are fully trained as Dementia Care Mappers. The process involves the constant, but discreet observation of our residents with dementia while in group and public settings. This enables the managers to see the home and the residents experience through the resident’s eyes.
These observations and data are then used to implement and improve staff understanding and knowledge around dementia care. And is part of our comprehensive staff training and improvement programme. The Dementia Care Mapping process is especially useful for those residents that have difficulty communicating their needs and preferences verbally.
Why is Dementia Care Mapping important?
Dementia Care Mapping aims to recognise that every person with dementia has a unique and individual identity, and encourages staff to see things from their perspective. Which in turn helps improve our resident’s wellbeing and our staff’s ability to care for your loved one mindfully and compassionately.
As a family member, we will liaise with you regarding your loved ones experience, the steps we have taken to improve and evolve their care and any improvements this may have had on their experience and wellbeing.
Our dementia care plans incorporate not only the observations of the Dementia Care Mapping process but work on resident’s wellbeing both physical and mental. We know that a healthy body and healthy mind can improve the quality of live for those living with dementia. You can read more about this on our blog.
If you’d like to arrange or visit or speak to a member of the team regarding our dementia care provision, please do not hesitate to call on 01472 827725 or message via our contact page.