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:
“All of the staff are caring, professional and treat clients respectfully and as individuals. They excel in their drive to provide the highest level of care whilst allowing a homely, intimate atmosphere to prevail. As a family, we are delighted that Abbey Wood Lodge opened in time to provide this excellent care for our relative and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.”