Our home takes these issues very seriously. We have a good professional relationship with other health care such as the district nurse's, local GP'S and Community Psychiatric Nurses.
We ensure that our residents have regular chiropody, dentist and optician appointments (all can be via a domicillary service if necessary). We also make it a point that an experienced carer, with the permission of the resident, accompanies the resident to GP, Hospital or any any other similar appointments. We also encourage the involvement of residents relatives and friends in these tasks. Were possible we get residents to look after their own medications, but normally due to the nature of dementia it is normally the home who takes control of this very important task. All our staff are trained and supervised on a regular basis to perform this task.
All our staff hold certificates in first aid training which are updated on a three yearly basis.