Throughout our charity we are focused in offering the practical care and emotional support to help people cope with the loss of memory, and give ongoing advice to family and friends.
Our ‘dementia care leads’ and teams of dementia link workers ensure that our staff are up to date with the latest training and understanding of dementia. Our homes are subtly adjusted to ease common practical challenges when living with dementia, such as suitable signage, use of colours and appropriate tableware, to give a secure and safe environment.
Our services offer a wide range of support;
Two of our residential homes, Royal Court and Faithfull House, include 'extra care suites' which help bridge the gap between residential and nursing care and are particularly suited to those living with dementia. The Bluebell Suite at Faithfull House and The Butterfly Wing at Royal Court offer specialist dementia care and suit those who might otherwise feel lost in a larger home or find a busy environment overwhelming. Residents needing extra support flourish in this family-sized environment. At each location the Extra Care Suites are self-contained with their own lounge, dining rooms and accommodation. They both have their own dedicated team of experienced staff and offer higher than usual staff to resident ratios. The calm and tranquil settings offer familiarity and continuity which gives extra reassurance and comfort to its residents. Activities are on a one to one basis and include music therapy, cookery, massage and gentle exercise.
Support meetings, Our programme of MAST (Memory Awareness Support Team) meetings provides advice to families and friends and offers the opportunity to understand more about dementia, interact with other people in similar situations and receive advice relating to their loved ones.
Our physio team have a particular interest in falls prevention for those whose cognitive ability is affected by dementia. They work with staff, residents and families across the charity to increase understanding of potential hazards and give practical advice on ways to minimise risk including tailored exercise programmes.