Focus on dementia training allows home to avoid closure

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Anchor Trust has announced that the 30-bed Moorlands Hall nursing home in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, will remain open and provide specialist training in the care of people with dementia. The homes has faced an uncertain future since March when a local authority grant was withdrawn. The charity says it has been working with Calderdale and Kirklees Health and Social Services for a number of months to identify ways of securing the future of Moorlands Hall, which is a specialist nursing home for older people with mental health problems and high-level support needs. Using new funding from Calderdale and Kirklees Health and Social Services Anchor says it will develop a project to share its expertise in understanding and addressing the needs of people with dementia. They will train care staff across the whole of Kirklees in activities that can be used to benefit people with dementia in residential homes and in the community. Anchor Homes assistant director Barbara Laing said work being done at Moorlands Hall would be prom

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