A programme to enhance dementia care within Barchester’s Memory Lane Communities, led by Director of Dementia Care, Caroline Baker and her team of specialists, has reached the finals of the Patient Safety Awards 2016 in the Dementia Care category.
The prestigious Patient Safety Awards are organised by Health Service Journal and Nursing Times and recognise teams and individuals working to champion patient safety and transform the UK’s approach to delivering high quality care.
The shortlisted programme is called ’10-60-6’ and consists of four levels of training as well as research and evidence-based interventions which aim to enhance the person-centred care delivered and improve the well-being of individuals living with dementia in a care setting.
This enhanced approach to dementia care has been trialled in 13 Barchester homes over the last 10 months within their Memory Lane Communities. The positive feedback received from these homes and the innovative, research and evidence-based approach that Caroline Baker and her team have taken has helped them reach the finals of these awards.
The winners of the Patient Safety Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on 5th July at Manchester Central, Manchester.