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Gerrard returns from Lourdes!

Gerrard McGuiness returns from Lourdes pilgrimage!

The Larchfield House resident enjoyed a weeks pilgrimage with his friends from the Catholic Church.

 

He left on the 19th August and came back all smiles on Friday 26th August.

 

Big shout out to all the H Plus Care Staff for helping to sign up for a new passport and helping Gerrard get to Lourdes and back home to Larchfield House !

 

Gerrard returns to Larchfield House

Gerrard returns to Larchfield House

 

Specialist Dementia Training

On the 12th April 2016, Larchfield House was proud to host Dr. Chris Allen to provide specialist dementia training for all permanent members of staff. The workshop with the home staff introduced psychological based approaches appropriate to the care home residents and also covered the NICE guidelines.

Dr Chris Allen has worked with older people for over 30 years; he is currently dementia lead for both WAM CCG and WAM BHFT. His father has Alzheimer’s disease, so he has personal as well as work motives to improve care.
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The training included many situational examples where staff were split into groups and tested as to how they would respond in certain situations. A follow up consultation on 10th May for all staff will explore how they have been using the approaches with residents to deliver more effective care.