Our passion lies in dementia care and we understand the demands that the condition places on the individual and families as the condition progresses.
Dementia care presents specific challenges therefore it is important that the senior management team continually refer to current guidance and good practice to ensure that our care homes offer dementia care in safe, supportive, specially adapted environments that maximise a person’s independence and enhance their self-esteem.
Our residents have the opportunity to move around safely and enjoy their home to the full thanks to defined areas, the use of contrasting colour and appropriate signage that is clearly worded and illustrated.
We understand the importance of access to the outdoors as it provides the opportunity for exercise, fresh air, relieves tension and anxiety and offers personal space for reflection and privacy. Regency Hall has a large private and safe garden where people can move around safely. The sensory garden enhances the outdoor experience through smells, touch and sounds.
We use the person’s life story to build a picture of their preferences, lifestyle, history, family, likes and dislikes. The team are trained in completing detailed outcome focused care plans with the help of residents, their family and friends. These plans are used daily and help to maintain the identity and dignity of the person when their condition progresses or changes, providing important information, such as how they like their cup of tea, or preference with personal care routines. Life stories help people to express themselves as often the long term memory is less impaired and it can help people to find well-being by recounting positive aspects of their life.