£5,000 to Improve Dementia Care

 

Lleft to right: Judith Williams of Paul Sartori, Michelle Bulford and Mariam Dalziel of South Hook, Angela Duckworth of Paul Sartori, and Caroline Marmara of PAVS

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, a local charity based in Haverfordwest, has been awarded a grant from the South Hook LNG Community Fund. The grant of just under £5,000, administered by PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services), is helping the charity to widen its support and education around caring for end-of-life patients with dementia.

One of the aims of the project will be to increase its training provision not only to Paul Sartori clinical staff, but also to make it available for other local healthcare professionals. The aim is to improve the knowledge and awareness of dementia, focusing on the importance of good care and maintaining the patient’s wellbeing and independence. This aspect is being developed by Amanda Jones, a registered nurse and the dementia representative, and Angela Duckworth, clinical educator from Paul Sartori.

The project will also develop the support by purchasing a range of new smaller items of equipment to help end-of-life patients with dementia with their daily living in Pembrokeshire. New “dementia-friendly” signage will be produced for the charity’s head office at Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, to assist those accessing services in the building.

Angela said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Paul Sartori. We will be liaising with other organisations who support people with dementia locally and other healthcare professionals. This project will have long-term benefits for patients with dementia and enable us to improve access to our head office, improve access to equipment, and improve the knowledge around dementia locally. We are very grateful to the South Hook LNG Community Fund team for supporting this project.”

Mariam Dalziel of South Hook LNG said: “We are proud to be supporting Paul Sartori in the delivery of a project that will assist both those living with dementia, as well as the people providing invaluable care across our county.”

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provide a variety of services to not only support patients with dementia, but a range of other life-limiting illnesses by providing home nursing care, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under-18s anticipatory and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training. These services are complemented by support being available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a standby service also available for people who do not yet need hands-on care, which can include patients with dementia.

For further information on dementia training, contact Angela Duckworth at Paul Sartori on 01437 763223 or email angela@paulsartori.org.

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