Our dementia care charter underlines the teamwork and partnerships between people living with dementia, their carers and people that are important to them, our care and support staff, specialist dementia nurse lead and our management teams
Expert practice in dementia care
Agincare’s specialist dementia lead nurse stimulates quality-centred dementia care, promoting a positive environment and organisational culture that puts person- and family-centred care at the forefront of what we do.
We empower our staff to develop caring strategies that reflect evidenced-based practice and follow national and local dementia guidelines and strategies.
Our assessment framework has a holistic approach to identifying the support people living with dementia need and prefer, and what they want their service to look like.
We train our staff in a range of essential skills to ensure and promote people’s safety, as well as recognising their needs for continued and sustained leisure, social and recreational activity.
The assessment framework supports staff in:
- The management of frailty and comorbidities including falls and continence management
- Health promotion, including hydration and nutrition and medication management
- Supporting people with the advanced stages of dementia
- End of life care
The specialist dementia nurse lead supports our staff through training, e-news and policy so they can:
- Understand and implement the principles of the Mental Capacity Act
- Maximise the opportunities for people to make decisions about their care, along with risk identification and positive risk management