There are many different kinds of dementia of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Dementia affects memory, thinking, problem-solving, concentration and perception. It’s also progressive and we take measures that have a beneficial effect on the life experiences of our residents at whatever stage they have reached. By providing individualised care, we support them so they are able to get the most from each day.
We have designed activities to help maintain mental and physical function, as well as social skills. We want to encourage participation, friendship and fun so that residents feel more confident and independent and have a real sense of pride in their achievements.
Our nurses and health care assistants have been specifically chosen because of their real interest in working with people with dementia. They have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills and their goal is to involve each dementia resident in all aspects of the day.
We have also signed the Dementia Pledge which demonstrates that we aspire to the best quality care for people with Dementia. We care about developing our understanding of dementia and creating an environment that meets the needs of each individual.
A vital part of our work is in understanding each resident’s life story. We work closely with relatives and friends to do this and, should a resident demonstrate behaviour that we don’t understand, we look to the life story work and that helps us enter their reality.
Everyone has a memory box filled with their personal items which they can dip into whenever they wish.
If you’d like a confidential discussion about fees and payment terms for any of our services, please call Carol Preston on 01206 586900.