Focusing on strengths
When it comes to caring for residents with dementia, we focus on an approach that we call DREAM. For those living with dementia, communicating their needs and wishes can be difficult, which in turn can lead to isolation. Our dementia care programme focuses on an individual’s strengths to help find ways in which residents can re-engage with their families, friends and the community. There are five building blocks to DREAM:
First rate and up to date
Our approach dementia care has taken into consideration the most up to date research in three key areas of day-to-day dementia care which we think are essential to ensuring our residents' well-being. We are developing a network of Dementia Champions throughout our homes who undergo a bespoke dementia training course to ensure that they understand the various forms of dementia and how it can affect each individual. The Dementia Champions role is to also cascade their knowledge and passion to other members of the care home team.
We gain an insight into residents’ life stories through recollections, reminiscence and sensory-based activities and community involvement, and provide the best beneficial therapies and treatments.
The brighterkind dementia approach
Our approach to dementia care is called DREAM and our team have supporting materials and activities to help them understand how to apply the DREAM approach every day as part of their role. Here's a taster of the the building blocks we use in DREAM to help guide our care for those with dementia:
- We recognise that we have many varied Differences that truly make us unique.
- Expression of our our voices count
- We all Matter
- Building relationships is key to improving well-being
- We all need to have Activities to look forward to in life
Do residents with dementia have activities tailored specifically for them?
All of our activities are person-centred. Our activity coordinators work individually with each resident to make sure there are activities tailored to their needs and interests.
You might also be interested to know:
We offer care for residents with a variety of conditions, including but not exclusively:
- Hearing impairment,
- Visual impairment,
- Multiple Sclerosis,
- Parkinson's Disease,
- Speech Impairment,
- Physical Impairment
Please do get in touch to talk about the support and care you require.