Dementia can affect us all, and it can put a strain on everyone involved – not only the person living with dementia but their family and support network too. Specialist Dementia care is available in four of our five homes and can help those who are starting to have difficulty living independently.
Our staff have ongoing elderly Dementia care training, including understanding the various types of dementia, the symptoms and how it can affect a person’s function. Our person-centred Dementia care plan helps us to understand and facilitate our residents. This could be as simple as knowing if they love a cup of tea every evening before bed, or as complex as knowing their frustration triggers. Ensuring that residents are comfortable, safe and secure will help alleviate any worries for your loved one. Knowing that they’re happy in our care and around people who can understand their condition can help ease the struggles Dementia can bring.
With our Dementia care, making every moment matter is key. Whether that’s sitting down for a chat, having a sing song, or taking part in our fun, engaging activities.
As Dementia progresses your loved one may experience changes, but we believe that everyone should be able to live a balanced, stimulated and fulfilled life. Our activities teams cater to all types of Dementia, with a large focus on memory care. Our memory care can include reminiscing sessions, games on our OMNI Interactive Table, or having a dance to favourite songs. Our activities coordinators ensure time is spent understanding the likes and dislikes of each resident, knowing the ins and outs of their personality, and what can stimulate them. Understanding the hobbies and interests of each Dementia resident is vital, and allowing our residents to continue their favourite pastimes can help aid their memory and benefit their mental health. Our homes run weekly baking clubs, knit and natter clubs, gentlemen’s clubs and even pub sessions – all of which get taken on wheels across the homes to include those unable to leave their rooms.
We recognise that dementia is different for everyone, despite presenting itself with similar signs and symptoms. Each person is unique, so our approach to Dementia care involves building relationships with each individual. Daily routine and life history are vitally important for anyone living with dementia – no matter what stage they may be at.
As part of our elderly dementia care, our activities coordinators put together a plan of enjoyable activities – with an emphasis on memory – to keep residents entertained and stimulated.
Four of our five locations are specialist dementia care homes and can help those who have difficulty living independently.
We are committed to a person-centred Dementia care approach. Ensuring that residents can personalise their rooms as much as possible is part of our person-centred care provision. To aid with this care, we encourage residents to fill their space with familiar and important items, such as jewellery and photographs, that pose as a reminder of their lives. Residents are encouraged to decorate their doors to make their room more identifiable to them. For added comfort, our homes are tastefully decorated with the favourite movie posters and much-loved artwork of our residents, to help them feel at home.
As the brain slowly stops communicating efficiently, dining with Dementia can become increasingly difficult. Our chefs understand that catering to different tastes and abilities is vital, especially for those that experience physical and sensory problems that can arise from Dementia. Our chefs customise meals to each resident, and create modified meals for those with difficulty chewing and swallowing. After a full assessment of their needs and with the patience, understanding and compassion of our Dementia care teams, you can rest easy knowing that your loved one will live a comfortable and supported life with us.