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Care home operations dementia manager

RCNi nurse leadership award winner Yvonne Manson knew early on that she wanted to work in care homes

RCNi nurse leadership award winner Yvonne Manson knew early on that she wanted to work in care homes

What is your job role?

I am the operations dementia manager for Balhousie Care Group, overseeing and designing dementia services across all 25 of Balhousie care homes.

What are your main responsibilities?

The role is varied and ranges from supporting our two dementia facilitators, designing and delivering training in dementia and linking this to the Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care framework for Scotland, to auditing services using a range of tools including dementia care mapping, dementia strategy-based audits and the Balhousie observational assessment tool.

I also lead the Balhousie dementia ambassador programme. The main themes of the programme this year are to continue to reduce and monitor the use of

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