Concert at the Park: Reigniting Innovation in Dementia Care

Hawkhill House has proudly teamed up with 3 other local nursing homes—Tor na Dee, Cowdray Club, and Torry Nursing Home—in an innovative initiative called “Concert at the Park: Sharing Best Practices in Dementia Care.”

Launched in the Summer of 2019, their initiative aimed to improve dementia care by sharing best practices among local nursing homes. After pausing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the home is happy to share that the project has resumed this month with renewed enthusiasm. This marks a significant milestone for all involved, reflecting our commitment to learning and collaboration in enhancing care standards for our residents.

Held at Duthie Park on June 7th, the event showcased each home’s unique contributions to dementia care. Hawkhill House presented their innovative strategies for promoting and supporting nutrition for residents living with dementia. Tor na Dee introduced their Na Maste approach, highlighting its benefits for residents’ well-being. Cowdray Club emphasised their exceptional dining experience, while Torry Nursing Home discussed the therapeutic advantages of their sensory garden.

The event was attended by residents and staff from all four homes and received support from Lorraine McDonald from the Care Inspectorate as well as Steven Booth and Wendy Marsay of the Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership.

Feedback from the event has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the wealth of knowledge shared and the sense of community fostered.

Mel Shearer from Hawkhill House Nursing Home remarked, “We are delighted with the positive feedback and look forward to our next collaboration next summer. This event has truly demonstrated the strength of uniting and sharing knowledge to deliver the highest quality care for our residents.”

The success of “Concert at the Park” not only highlights the dedication and innovation within each home but also sets a precedent for future collaborations. We are already looking forward to 2025!

Last Updated on 2nd July 2024 by Shanice