Local dementia care home, Waypoints Verwood, was selected as only one of two care homes in Dorset to ease hospital winter pressures in a new pilot scheme run by the local authorities. The local authorities allocated 5 beds from Waypoints Verwood to cater for patients needing somewhere to stay after hospital discharge before going home, to enable further monitoring after their treatment or to arrange a domiciliary care package for them.
Home Manager of Waypoints Verwood, Penny Dale, said “We were delighted to work with the local authorities to help alleviate hospital pressures by helping patients who needed some post-hospital care. Typically we looked after each patient for just a few days before they were able to go home. We helped care for patients from Poole, Bournemouth and Salisbury hospitals. Everyone was cared for in the manner that we care for all our residents living with dementia in the Home – with the utmost of care, love and support and their relatives were welcome to visit them at any time of the day, which is our policy with all our residents’ relatives. The scheme was very successful and we look forward to working with the local authorities again to help ease hospital pressures.”
Waypoints Care Group runs three specialist dementia care homes, based in Verwood, Plymouth and Upton. Each home is purpose-built and completely set up for the needs of residents living with dementia, including bigger, beautifully decorated rooms, wider corridors, a fantastic choice of personalised activities and specially-trained staff. For more details about Waypoints Care go to www.waypoints-care.co.uk