THRESHFIELD Court care home in Threshfield has been recognised for achieving a new standard of dementia care.

The Barchester Healthcare home will today receive a certificate and trophy after implementing the company’s own 10-60-06 programme developed by dementia care specialists, and including improved training for all staff.

It will replace the home’s former dementia care programme in a bid to ensure the care services provided by Barchester’s ‘Memory Lane Communities’ for people living with dementia are amongst the best in the sector.

The home was visited after it had implemented the new programme by Barchester’s dementia care specialist for the region along with director of dementia care, Caroline Baker and deputy director of dementia care, Jason Corrigan. They found the home had met all the new standards before announcing it had achieved the 10-60-6 accreditation.

Caroline Baker, director of dementia care at Barchester said: “Threshfield court staff have worked really hard to achieve accreditation and we saw some moving examples of how the criteria has been implemented in their Memory Lane Community and throughout the whole home. Congratulations to all the staff – it was a pleasure to visit them and to meet some of the amazing people living at the home.”

General Manager at Threshfield court, Stacey Nicholson, said: “We are delighted to have achieved the 10-60-06 dementia care accreditation. The changes we have made to our Memory Lane Community and the services we provide there have made a big difference to people’s lives and wellbeing. Both staff and residents’ family members have been especially delighted with the impact of the improved training programme. It is noticeable that people are being supported in a more person-centred way and staff have embedded what they learned into their everyday work.”

Threshfield Court provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 57 residents from respite care to long term stays.