Encore Care Homes introduces new dedicated dementia role to boost residents’ wellbeing

We have introduced a dedicated new role to our team to provide a boost to the wellbeing of our residents with dementia.

Sue Lanceley has been promoted to Group Dementia Specialist Nurse due to her wealth of experience with dementia. We have created the new role focusing solely on the experience of our residents with dementia, and, where necessary, providing additional support to their relatives.

Sue brings vast experience to her new role, having worked in elderly care throughout her entire adult career. She says that she has spent the past 10 years specialising in dementia care as she feels there is more that can be done within the overall care sector to understand and work with people with dementia.

Across Dorset alone, there are an estimated 10,000 people living with dementia and that number rises to 18,000 in Hampshire.

Sue will be working in Encore’s four care homes to introduce ongoing enhanced dementia training to our care teams to establish new ways of enabling older people with dementia to live safely and comfortably. She will also be acting as a point of contact between our care home teams and relatives as a resident’s needs change to ensure that they receive the best possible support.

Sue said: “It’s a real honour and a privilege to be able to further support our residents with dementia to live happy, fulfilled lives with us, with the support and guidance of their families.

“The families of our residents are so important as they know their loved one better than anyone, so it will be incredibly rewarding for me to work with them to continue to do what is best for their loved one.

“We have dementia communities in all four of our care homes and so it will be great to help us deliver an even higher standard of care for those residents.”

Our carehome family includes Great Oaks in Bournemouth, Oakdale in Poole, Fairmile Grange in Christchurch, and Hamble Heights in Fareham.

Our team provides round-the-clock care for residential, nursing, dementia and Alzheimer’s, palliative, and respite residents. This includes a dedicated Wellbeing team in each care home who are on hand to organise fun activities to support each resident’s physical, emotional, and holistic wellbeing.

For more information about the care services available, go to Our Care