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Dementia Consultancy

Who we are…

The Advanced Dementia Support Team (ADST) are a small team of specialist professionals who provide consultancy to professionals or family carers who care for someone with advanced dementia who require  24/7 supervision, either at home or in a care setting.

The service aims to guide and educate professionals and informal caregivers in the delivery of best practice end of life care, for people with advanced dementia.

There are 3 professionals in ADST:

· A Social Worker covering East Cheshire CCG (Sian Harrison)

· A Occupational Therapist covering Vale Royal CCG (Jenny Casson)

· An Admiral Nurse covering South Cheshire CCG (Debbie Callow)

We do not cover West Cheshire CCG area at present.

What we do…

ADST work alongside other  professionals to explore clinical concerns. We will provide education, facilitation and resources using our specialist knowledge and skills. We are a support for health and social care services and not intended to be a replacement.

Clinical Responsibility

Clinical responsibility is held by the  professional referring. ADST do not direct or control care or treatment for patients or residents. ADST support the professional involved and it is their responsibility to carry forward any guidance.

Consent

Consent must be gained from the person you are referring before making a referral to ADST. Consent is obtained from the person if they have capacity. If they lack capacity then the referrer must state consent is not obtained due to lack of capacity but referrer is acting in their best interests (see our referral form)

How to Refer

Referrals need to meet the following criteria:

  • Person has dementia and requires 24/7 supervision

To refer please email a referral form to; vrccg.eolpdementiasuppteam@nhs.net

This email is a secure address for information governance purposes.

Alternatively please call  01270 758 120 to speak with a team member for your area or look at the details in our consultancy leaflet.

Please be aware we may not be able to respond the same day.

New: 1 Day Dementia Experience 'Walking in their shoes - Anne's Experience'

Who is it for?

This is an interactive course and attendees are expected to join in activities and participate in group discussion to gain maximum benefit. The day is aimed at hands on health and social care staff of all levels who have already done basic dementia awareness training (such as dementia friends).

This course is aligned to tier 2 of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework 2015 and includes outcomes from subjects 4, 5, 6, 8 and 12.

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

Through this interactive course you will increase your empathy and understanding of dementia by experiencing what it can be like to have advanced dementia with complications in last year of life through the journey of Anne.

We will reflect, analyse and develop knowledge for application to practice. By the end of the day you will be able to;

  1. Identify acute illness early to prevent unnecessary hospital admission.
  2. Learn new technique for assisting someone with advanced dementia to eat and drink.
  3. Gain an understanding of importance of identifying pain in advanced dementia and how to assess for it non verbally.

Cost

FULLY FUNDED to staff in East and Central Cheshire

£60 to delegates outside the area including Western Cheshire.

Course Dates and Venues

Winterley Grange Sandbach

Monday 21st January 2019 9am-4pm

or

St Luke’s Hospice

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Course Time

09:00 – 16:00

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Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia'

Who is it for?

The day is aimed at Primary Care, Mental Health Services, Acute Care, Social Care or Senior Care Staff responsible for the use of the Mental Capacity Act in their service. Such as GPs, Consultants, Nurses, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals and Senior Care Home Staff

The course assumes attendees will already have a basic understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

  • The rights of the person with dementia and their carer
  • Legal case studies – How the courts approach ethical dilemmas
  • Is it ethical to lie to a person with dementia?
  • Restraint – Is it in a person’s best interests?

Cost

FULLY FUNDED for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire.

£60 to delegates outside the area. (Cancellation charges apply)

Course Dates and Venue

Wednesday 13th March 2019

St. Luke’s Hospice Winsford

Course Time

09:00 – 16:30

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Meaningful Engagement for people living with Advancing Dementia

Who is it for?

– Health and social care professionals who have dementia care experience
– Staff with an interest in activity for people with dementia
– People working in dementia care setting such as a Care Home or Hospice
– Managers looking to develop meaningful engagement in their care setting

Duration

1 Day

Course Overview

– Activity as meaningful & purposeful, integral to person centred dementia care
– Planning, implementation & evaluation of activity in your care setting
– Namaste Care for people with advancing dementia
– Developing a local network with colleagues

Cost

FULLY FUNDED for staff working within East, Vale Royal and South Cheshire.

£60 to delegates outside the area. (Cancellation charges apply)

Course Dates

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Course Time

09:00 – 16:30

Venue

Winterley Grange, Sandbach

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