We've Welcomed a Specialist Admiral Nurse for Dementia Support

We have become one of the first in our area to appoint a specialist Admiral Nurse to support people living with dementia.

Julie Rogers has been appointed in partnership with Dementia UK to give expert practical, clinical and emotional support across our six Nursing homes in Shropshire and Cheshire. She will support residents and their families, help develop dementia care strategy and boost the skills and confidence of staff working in this sensitive area.

Julie has joined the business from Shropshire Community Health Trust and has 25 years’ nursing experience in the NHS, both in Shropshire and the Channel Islands. She said:

“Specialist dementia nurses can make a significant difference to people living with dementia and those who love and care for them. Being an Admiral Nurse is a rewarding job and one I’m looking forward to developing my career with Morris Care.”

The wide-ranging role will involve supporting people with complex needs, supporting families, coaching and training nursing home staff, enhancing key relationships between our Homes and healthcare professionals and generally promoting a positive culture within the Nursing Homes.

Chief Operating Officer Sue Austin said: “We are committed to providing sensitive, quality care to enable people to live the best life possible. For some time now we have been developing specialist services for people living with dementia. I am delighted to welcome Julie because I know how much Admiral Nurses are valued.

“It is a first for a private provider in Shropshire. It underlines our person-centred approach to care and to recruiting people who share our values and high standards.”

There are 271 Admiral Nurses in the UK, most work in the community for the NHS and others in nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. They receive ongoing training, development and support from the charity Dementia UK.

Find out more about the Dementia UK service here: https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/admiral-nursing/