B&M Care has introduced the Rose Model Dementia Ambassador initiative this year. These ambassadors play a crucial role in driving the Rose Model of Dementia Care standards, in line with our 2023-2026 Shaping the Future Together Dementia Manifesto. In this blog, we will shed light on the role and purpose of our Rose Model Ambassadors.
The Role of Rose Model Ambassadors
B&M Care's Rose Model Ambassadors are selected team members from senior care positions and Engagement Leads who have demonstrated their dedication and expertise in dementia care. They undergo a selection process based on specific criteria, including a minimum of 1.5 years of experience working with people with dementia, excellent knowledge and skills in dementia care, and a commitment to their own professional development in the field.
Our Rose Model Ambassadors are instrumental in promoting B&M’s Rose Model of Dementia Care across each home. Through their dedication, expertise, and commitment to ongoing learning, they ensure that each person living with dementia receives person-centred care that truly makes every moment count. By working closely with home managers and supporting the implementation of best practices, these ambassadors contribute to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families.
Rose Model Ambassadors champion change and play a pivotal role in implementing action plans derived from Dementia Mapping and dementia audits. By sharing their expertise and building connections with surrounding communities, they continue to support individuals with dementia and their families. This includes providing information, advice, and support to enhance the overall well-being of those affected by dementia.
Meet Our New Ambassadors
We had the rare opportunity to gather most of our Rose Model Ambassador team together with our Director of Care, Caroline Inch, and Head of Training Elaine Thorpe, who have championed this initiative, at the memorial garden this month. Louise, Engagement Lead and RMA at St Catherines, discussed her plans to decorate the new dementia environments in line with the EHE Kings Fund Audit tool a way that enhances the everyday lives of her residents living with dementia, when they make to move to Hillview, our new home opening this summer. Kate and Adele, Engagement Leads and RMAs at St Matthews and St Lukes, also discussed their efforts to institute person centred care to those living with high needs dementia – finding individualised engagement and activities that will bring about wellbeing which can be as simple as making then smile, listening to specific music or making time to have lunch together in the garden.
Caroline Inch expressed the invaluable contribution of Rose Model Ambassadors in achieving outstanding dementia care and emphasised the importance of their role in delivering personalised, well-trained care and maintaining carefully mapped environments, driving our dementia care manifesto at home level. Together, they form a dedicated team committed to making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.At B&M Care, the Rose Model Ambassadors exemplify our commitment to excellence and compassion in dementia care, ultimately creating a positive and nurturing environment for individuals living with dementia. If you would like to find out more about our care homes, you can contact us and speak to our friendly team.