P E T A L S - Dementia Partnerships

The Somerset Care Group
Dementia Care Services
In the Community
The PETALS Project
 Somerset Care has been developing person centred
care practice in our residential homes since 2001
 PETALS became the emblem of corporate dementia
care philosophy in 2008
 Transferring this knowledge and experience to our
domiciliary services
 Measuring the outcomes for the project:
Collecting baseline data
Dementia Care Mapping used as a Quality
Assurance process and staff development tool
Senior Managers
Community Team Supervisors
Petal Community
Best Practice – Work towards an excellent service
Providing Person Centred Support
Highly skilled Petals Team
What would success look like ?
Creating a service that delivers
PETALS Dementia Care
“We Can Make Difference”
Listening to people with dementia and their carers
involve them in shaping, developing and controlling services
People first
Reminiscence Therapy
Personal Care –
• Memories
Maintaining and promoting independence
• Photographs
• Music
• Visit to familiar places
Person Centred Support Plan
• Exploring the past – using objects / visual/ pictorial aids
• Bank of time
• Choice of how to spend time
and use time
Initial Support To build trust
• Life History
• Assessment of need
• Doing with not doing for
Types of Support and Activities
that PETALS in the Community will provide
Meaningful Activities – Person Centred
• Meaning and Purpose
• Maintaining Skills
• Enjoyment
• Social Contact
“What support will you offer my wife
who has Dementia and how will you
support me to care for her.
What makes you different? ”
Creative Dietary Support
• Nutritious Diet
• Sitting down and eating together
• Preparing food together
• Choosing food together
Valued member of the community
• Family Life
• Community Life
• Civic Life
• Safety and Security
• Facilitate Independence
• Supporting relatives /
Dementia Care Mapping-SL
 Bradford University have recently developed a dementia
care mapping tool that can be used to support domiciliary
care workers and improve services to people living at
 It involves an observer (Mapper) accompanying a Care &
Support Worker during their visit
 The observation of care takes place in public spaces in the
service users home e.g. living room, kitchen etc.
 The mapper will record the service user’s:
 Mood and engagement
 Activity
 Interaction with staff
Benefits of DCM-SL
 These observations will help create a detailed map of
the care being delivered to the individual
 Allowing us to develop and improve the service we
deliver to that individual.
 Promoting reflective practice for our staff, helping to
enhance skills and knowledge and improving
outcomes for people living with dementia.
 Maps will take place at the beginning and end of the
project allowing us to measure outcomes for
individuals and the success of the pilot
The PETALS Pilot Project
The pilot started on the 1st October
It will run for six months
I’m sure we will learn a lot along
the way
We look forward to sharing our
experiences with you in the future

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