Better care for dementia patients

Care home staff with their dementia training certificates clockwise from rear left are Louise Elgie, Gayle Finlay, Linda Mitford, Helen Walker, Heather Blacklock, Stephanie Geddes, Linda Gallon and Marie Chilvers.

Care home staff with their dementia training certificates clockwise from rear left are Louise Elgie, Gayle Finlay, Linda Mitford, Helen Walker, Heather Blacklock, Stephanie Geddes, Linda Gallon and Marie Chilvers.

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Staff at a care home have ensured dementia patients get the best care possible.

Eight staff at Kingsbury House care home in Tynemouth underwent the training as part of a £100,000 investment programme by Craig Healthcare.

Among those who completed the Best Practice in Dementia Care learning programme were care home manager Linda Gallon, care assistants and senior carers.

It took six months to complete and was carried out by the University of Stirling’s dementia services development centre.

Linda said: “We’re committed to providing our residents with the very best level of care.

“Our staff are selected to provide the professional, compassionate and attentive support that loved ones who are living with dementia require.

“This latest training investment has enabled us to bring all staff up to the same high level of working.”

Kingsbury House is a 30-bed care home which has been in Tynemouth for more than 20 years.