The OSJCT team has worked hard to develop a unique Dementia Care Framework which has been implemented in all our homes and schemes that specialise in dementia care.
This Framework draws on learnings from OSJCT with input from colleagues, volunteers and families, collaborating partners and published best practice. The Framework guides our employees, detailing the knowledge and skills that they should aspire to achieve with their specific role. The Framework has been developed to take account of sector specific standards: the principles of the National Dementia Declaration, The National Dementia Strategy and NICE Dementia Quality Standards, which describe what good dementia care should look like.
We understand that living with dementia brings its own challenges and each person’s experience is unique. However, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can still enjoy an independent and fulfilling life. Our dementia specialist care homes offer services in safe, supportive, specially designed environments that maximise a person’s independence and enhance their wellbeing. Residents have the opportunity to move around safely and enjoy their home to the full, utilising themed destination areas, the use of colour contrast and appropriate signage that is worded and pictorially illustrated.
Additionally, OSJCT is proud to be one of the few care providers to employ our own Admiral Nurses, supported by Dementia UK, who are specifically trained to support families who are facing dementia.