Waypoints Care Plymouth – NOW RECRUITING RGN AND RMN NURSES Waypoints Care is redefining what it means to be a Dementia Care Home - challenging traditional approaches, delivering innovative care strategies and putting the individual right at the heart of the home's activities.
Waypoints is now recruiting RMN and RGN Nurses and Health Care Assistants at its new home in Plymouth. You can find out more at http://waypointsCare.co.uk/career-opportunities.html Following the National Dementia S trategy, Waypoints works hard to ensure that people with Dementia remain engaged in community activities. Its teams strongly support this objective and encourage local communities to become ‘Dementia Friendly’ in line with the Prime Minis ters’ Dementia C hallenge launched in March 2012. Its diverse partnership activity often involves members of the wider community coming into its ho mes, which has positive benefits for residents who enjoy the social interaction. Just by way of a few examples, this has included; Arranging regular trips out either as part of a group outing or as simple as a carer taking a resident down to the loc al shops to buy a paper. Holding events within the home and grounds in aid of a local charity or good cause, which residents can c hoose to attend with their families and friends if they wish. Enc ouraging families and friends to take their loved ones out for trips home or to see performances or shows. Presenting talks about Dementia to local groups such as schools, Britis h Legion, Women’s’ Institute, Rotary Clubs. Inviting clubs and societies into the home, with our residents’ permission, in order that they may participate with their ac tivities. Working with health, social care and research organis ations who share our commitment to innovation in Dementia c are. Giving residents the opportunity to fulfil their right to vote. Taking residents to our local churches or arranging for church services to be held at our homes with the congregation also attending. Inviting the local community in to the home at key events throughout the year such as Chris tmas, Easter and Remembranc e Day.
At Waypoints Plymouth for example, we have worked with a local college which has placed de mentia at the heart of its educ ation c urriculum. Young people came into our home to create Memory Boards with residents. This fun, creative ac tivity served a wider purpose of educating the ne xt generation about de mentia which many have experience of in their own families.