New carers become ‘Dementia Friends’ at Watford nursing home


The Chase care centre in Watford, Hertfordshire, has welcomed seven new carers to the home, and as part of the home’s induction programme has provided ‘Dementia Friends’.


The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, is providing Dementia Friends training as mandatory practice to all new members of staff that join the business.   New staff at The Chase include Claudine, Martha, Samuel, Lucia, Vida, Linda and Lee Anne, who have all joined in various capacities, including as carers to support the existing team.


The ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions help people to understand more about dementia and how they can help those living with the condition. It is an initiative that originated through the Alzheimer’s Society to raise greater awareness and understanding of dementia.


The training demonstrates a solid commitment by one of the healthcare sector’s leading providers to provide the very best care to individuals and families living with dementia.


Confirmed Joanna Mossess, manager of The Chase: “Our training policy recognises the importance of really trying to understand the needs of individuals and their families who are living with dementia. It is so important for staff to be reminded of the importance of being able to clearly and effectively communicate with and support them.  


“We are delighted to welcome the seven new members of staff to our home, and look forward to them putting their Dementia Friends skills into practice over the coming weeks and months.”



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