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Woodview House is a specialist care home that is suitable for a wide range of personal care and rehabilitation needs. There are 24 individual rooms and the residents are generally over the age of 65. Staff at Woodview House often found that residents were isolated due to their behaviors, and often needed something to stimulate […]
Having the opportunity to develop a clinically led piece of software that has emanated from co-designing with front line Clinicians from Imperial College Healthcare London, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City Hospital, Bradford Teaching Hospital and Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS, North Yorkshire has been a unique privilege. We have been able to work with these professionals […]
Such is the innovation of the team at Walsall the Manor Hospital they have been put forward for the Sally Hernando Innovations Awards 2018. The Distraction Therapy Collection is a range of specialist equipment, including touch screen monitors and tablet computers provided by My Improvement Network. Healthcare professionals at Walsall use the equipment at point of care to distract and stimulate patients with dementia. In a successful collaboration between the Older Adults Mental Health Team, Dementia Support Team and Library and Knowledge Services, a unique online tracking system for the collection was created and is now managed by the library specialists.
Supporting Staff with less traditional aids can improve care, support staff, contribute towards less falls and improve financial savings.
The Auchie Renal Dialysis Unit is a regional referral centre for patients requiring complex haemodialysis. They have several patients who have developed dementia during their time there. The Challenge Delivering Haemodialysis to patients with dementia is particularly problematic as they are required to remain still, in one place and attached to a machine for periods […]
A recent Audit in the Division of Medicine, at this hospital showed that 49.6% of all inpatients showed signs of cognitive impairment, predominantly dementia and delirium. There was a need to bring activity and cognitive stimulation into these acute environments.
Dementia and Delirium Care is a key priority for the organisation. Improving the quality of care for our patients must be achieved through taking advantage of innovative ways of engaging and personalising care and improving opportunities for social interaction.
Staff working at the hospital have long been feeling that the individual’s suffering from dementia or similar cognitive impairments needed more opportunities to engage with meaningful activities and entertainment.
St Giles Hospice, a registered charity, offers specialist care in a variety of settings for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses, as well as providing support for their families and helpers. The care is provided free of charge, irrespective of personal circumstances.