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B&M Care's 'Rose Model of Dementia Care'

B&M Care is delighted to announce the launch of its ‘Rose Model of Dementia Care Culture’ initiative: a studies-based programme co-developed by B&M Care’s Dementia Specialist Caroline Inch and Training Manager Elaine Thorpe (pictured above).

Unveiled on Wednesday 28th November at Ashlyns Care Home in Berkhamsted, the programme will be delivered to every B&M Care Home throughout 2019 and will work within a theoretical framework to instil an innovative model of care where feelings, enablement and highly personalised relationships are at the fore-front of its vision.

“The aim of B&M Care’s ‘Rose Model of Dementia Care’ is to drive innovation through a dementia-specific change strategy,” reported Caroline Inch.

She continued: “We learn and evolve by what we do, and with this programme, B&M Care will sustain its position as a front runner within the field of dementia care.”

Upon completion of the programme, each member of B&M Care Staff will be able to better facilitate and effect positive change within a Home’s dementia environment. This will be a sustainable strategy that compliments B&M Care’s ongoing commitment in delivering the highest quality of person-centre care.

The programme derives its name from the rose in the B&M Care logo: an emblematic reference that compares the vast number of rose species with the 200 types of dementia that have currently been diagnosed.

Elaine Thorpe concluded: “The rose plays a fundamental role within this initiative, because after-all, no one rose is the same – and neither is an individual’s journey with dementia.”


Our Aim is to Make Every Moment Count for a Person Living with a Dementia

Our homes will operate within a framework that supports the National Dementia Strategy. To ensure that the people in our care live well with dementia our approach takes into account that we should:

  • Adopt a person centred approach to delivering quality care by focussing on the individual, rather than focussing on their illness or on abilities they may have lost
  • Obtain life histories of all our residents, thus enabling us to provide person centred activities and occupations which resonate with their individual past lives - incorporating the bio psycho social framework which we embrace
  • Ensure that all our staff are trained and developed, to enable them to be equipped to deliver person-centred dementia care
  • Support staff to ensure they have an understanding of peoples behaviours and to ensure behaviours of concern are not deemed as challenging, but rather as attempts at communication and are monitored
  • Support our managers to be inspiring leaders in the field of dementia care
  • Provide comfort and inclusion in enabling surroundings
  • To foster an all-encompassing approach by involving families and close friends of the people in our care in the day-to-day decisions of the home
  • Promote and maintain a sense of freedom, ensuring that the people in our care are empowered to make informed choices about their lives and the care they receive