Focusing on strengths
Two of our units are dedicated specifically to those residents requiring dementia and dementia nursing care, approximately one quarter of our residents.
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 they can re-engage with their families, friends and the community.
First rate and up to date
Our dementia care has been developed by specialists, and is constantly updated to reflect findings from the latest research. Every member of staff undergoes a bespoke dementia training course to ensure that they understand the various forms of dementia and how it can affect each individual.
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.
What facilities do you have in place that are specially designed for dementia sufferers?
Our philosophy is that people with dementia have the same human value as anyone else, irrespective of their degree of disability or independence. We carefully consider the environment and how this affects residents. There are colour-coded doors, clear signage to bedrooms, toilets, dining rooms and communal rooms. We also have a secure, dementia-friendly garden.
Are there any targeted activities for residents living on this floor?
Our Recreation and Activities Coordinator finds out about individual residents, their life history and their interests to tailor activities to suit them and their abilities. For example, for one resident who always enjoyed gardening but was bed-bound, we wheeled a trolley full of plants from the garden into their room for them to enjoy.
You might also be interested to know:
We offer nursing and care for residents with a variety of conditions, including but not exclusively:
- Hearing impairment,
- Visual impairment,
- Huntington's Disease,
- Motor Neurone Disease,
- Multiple Sclerosis,
- Parkinson's Disease,
- Speech Impairment,
- Colitis & Crohn's Disease,
- Muscular Dystrophy,
- Physical Impairment
Please do get in touch to talk about the support and care you require.