Every care home in the UK will have residents who have some form of Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia and other cognitive disorders. But knowledge of the condition isn’t the only challenge, we feel that understanding the resident on an individual level is just as crucial to their wellbeing.
Moving into a care home can be daunting even for someone with full capacity, but when you’re facing the move whilst battling disorientation, and other impairments associated with Dementia, these feelings can be intensified. At the Athena Healthcare Group, we have a person-centred approach, getting to know the resident and making sure they’re orientated to the space.
Leveraging our facilities and expertise, our dedicated dementia units are well equipped to support people with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia.
Our purpose-built care homes have been intelligently designed, making use of layout and décor to decrease disorientation, ensuring residents feel safe and secure in their home.
We also offer daily meaningful activities, tailored for those living with a dementia. We’re committed to enabling our residents to lead fulfilling lives in a positive and enriching environment.
Furthermore, we’re committed to using the latest techniques and best practices to make the lives of our residents better. For example, in many of our lodges we have a resident music therapist. Music therapy has been shown to increase brain activity in dementia sufferers – thought to be due to a momentary increase in brain cell connectivity.
The Symptoms of Dementia typically relate to:
“What a fabulous home this is! My father has recently moved here from another local care home. He is encouraged to be active, involved and engaged by the Manager and his fantastic team. Visits are a joy as Dad is happy and excited to tell me his news about how he has spent his day. The family kitchen facility means that we can make and drink tea together just as we did when he was at home. I cant praise this service enough- After working for many years in the care home industry I am aware that we all strive to give residents purpose but in my experience, few succeed. Trust me when I say Parklands lodge does what it says on the tin - I cant praise this service enough !”