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The Chapel House Care Home; Launch Major Rebrand on 19th June 2015

The Cheshire based Care Home and associated businesses have undergone a total brand review and today unveiled its new logo, and website to support its evolution to a leading dementia care resource for people living in Cheshire, Wirral & North Wales.

The new brand identity reflects our commitment to provide the very best care services in order to meet our client’s needs. Significant changes have been made to our business logos to reflect our current services across four care businesses all based at The Chapel House, Puddington.

The new website www.dementiaresourcecommunity.co.uk   which also launches on the same day will seek to increase our online presence and help to communicate with current members as well as prospective community members.

Commenting on The Chapel House rebrand, Managing Partner, Cathrina Moore said;

“It is important that our caring businesses retain their established values but at the same time we develop a new and modern identity. The rebranding exercise will ensure that we get the right message out there. We feel it’s important to let people know what we at The Dementia Resource Community are about and what we can offer. The traditional care home model is rapidly changing and we recognise the need for change, the rebrand and launch of the new website represents our ambitions and shows how we have evolved into a dynamic service care provider in recent years.”

 

Friday 19th June – National Care home open day

 

Care Home Open Day is a UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities.

Thousands of care homes across the UK take part each year, welcoming the public and arranging events and activities that help to create lasting links between care home residents and their local communities.

This is all about showing people what excellent care homes are really about and how they can be at the centre of local communities, developing relationships across the generations.

We're making some positive noise - and we want you to be part of it so come and join us! The Chapel House and Plessington Court residents would like to invite you into their home. We will be open to visitors from 11am and will finish the day at 3.30pm. All ages welcome!

  • Raffle for raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

  • Photo shoot – life story work

  • Morning coffee, Cakes and Afternoon tea

We are part of your community……

        …..and we want you to be a part of ours!

Friday 26th June - Neston Angels Summer Health Fair, 10 - 2pm, Neston Town Hall.

DRC will be joining others groups from the local community to host a stand at this year’s Summer Health Fair. Last year was a great success where members of the public could access advice, information, free health checks and other signposting services making the most of what Neston and the surrounding locality could offer to help older people stay well.

What have we been up to…

On Sunday 26th May we took part in the Neston Angels ‘Memory Walk’ to help raise awareness of dementia and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Thank you to all that attended and help raise over £300. Everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a cake made by the staff from The Chapel House. 

The Butterfly Household Model of Care

Cathrina and Kim has recently embarked on a long journey (literally!) which involves a monthly trip to London for the next 12 months, with the aim changing the homes to ‘Butterfly Households’. Dr David Sheard who is running this course is the founder of ‘Dementia Care Matters’ and has changed the way Dementia Care is delivered in a number of care homes over the country, with this model of care. This is the model of care we will be adopting over the coming months, you may have noticed some changes already. Below, in brief are some of the main points:

 

  • No them and us – getting rid of uniforms, badges, staff toilets, drug trolleys and people standing watching people eat. The whole idea is that people living with a dementia need to feel safe, loved and nurtured by people who feel not like staff in charge but like family.

  • Creating houses – dividing Nursing Homes and Care Homes into a number of small houses for up to 10 people to live in. The whole idea is that people living with a dementia cannot cope or make sense of large institutional environments, they need the familiarity of a house that feels like a home.

  • Removing controlling care – ensuring that all previous signs of controlling language and institutional controlling care is banned. The whole idea is that people living with a dementia can sense and react if they feel controlled and that behaviours diminish when controlling care is no longer evident.

  • Being a butterfly – turning staff into being like a butterfly creating lots of short moments which transform people’s lives.


 

The whole idea is that staff need to look colourful, staff need to know how to flit and connect to people in the moment. Like a butterfly staff also at times need to focus on how to be still with people instead of just focusing on tasks within the home

We will be giving you regular updates of our progress!

Staff News, Training & Achievements:

 

Kim Mc, Holly Dooley, Kat Gibson, Amy Peters, Zoe Chrishop & Sylvia Payne are attending their food safety and Hygiene training in July 2015.

Congratulations to Kim Mc, Jess Wilcock & Sophie Butterworth who have all completed their level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care. All three have now enrolled on to their level 3 diploma in Health and Social Care.

All staff at the Dementia Resource Community have completed the following training over the months of May and June: Infection Control, Health and Safety (covering slips, trips and falls), and person centred care. Well Done All!

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