It is usual that most families after a diagnosis of dementia, will continue to look after the person at home, or wish for them to remain in their own home for as long as possible. Sadly this can place a huge strain on family life as the needs of the person are likely to become more involved and complicated over time.
Residential care offers 24 hour support, 52 weeks a year in a safe and homely environment. Residents have their own space to call their own and are encouraged to socialise and take part in activities which promote health and well-being. Families are welcome to visit at any time and are encouraged to read and participate in the person’s care plan (particularly where the person lacks capacity to make key decisions about their life).
Relatives often go through a range of emotions prior to their family member coming to stay with us, but soon realise the benefits of residential care, which allows them to carry on with their life, whilst still enjoying quality time with their loved ones.