Caring for loved ones with dementia is hugely demanding. Understandably, you want to give your loved one the best care. But it can soon take its toll and leave you exhausted, both physically and mentally. This only gets harder as symptoms progress, leaving relatives torn between caring and their own life.
With so many unknowns, it can be hard – or seemingly impossible – to get dementia care right. That said, it can make a huge difference to people with dementia when they get the right care for their needs. And it is possible.
With the right surroundings and a tailored daily routine, people with dementia can get the quality of life that they truly deserve. Time, energy, understanding, reassurance and respect are all essential elements of dementia care. But, ultimately, it takes much more to understand each person’s needs and work with them to give them that safe and healthy lifestyle.
State-of-the-art dementia care
At Millennium Care, we pride ourselves on a progressive approach to CQC compliant dementia care. Our Norley Hall and Brookdale care homes each have a purpose-built Dementia Unit, providing the right environment and facilities for managing the sometimes-complex symptoms of dementia.
These state-of-the-art buildings are designed and decorated with stimulation and independence in mind. Spacious lounges are filled with natural light from ceiling windows, complemented perfectly by calming décor and soft furnishings. The airy conservatory opens out onto a stimulating landscaped garden area, providing a tranquil environment where residents can enjoy life to the full.
This tailored environment is accompanied by the reassurance and support of our expert dementia care staff. We ensure staff in each of our Dementia Units are given specialist training in Dementia care, which includes:
- An understanding of the different forms of dementia and how they differ in symptoms, progression and challenges
- Identifying people’s needs based on their behaviour – and how to respond to these needs
- Recognition of the role of family and friends and how to collaborate successfully
- Knowledge and awareness of the different concepts of person-centred care and how to best meet the changing needs of people with dementia
If you would like to discuss dementia care in more detail, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.
From the moment I stepped into Lavender Hills Care Home, I was made most welcome. The staff were wonderful, helpful and caring. The meals were very good. I am hoping to go back there when my wife has respite. The bedroom was very clean and I had my own shower and toilet.
Excellent members of staff that show compassion to all residents at all times, extremely high level of cleanliness with a welcoming atmosphere. The facilities that are on offer allow residents to maintain as much independence as possible.
Petra W (Friend of Resident)
My dad was resident here from late November till he passed on New Years Day. The nurse’s carers even cleaners and kitchen staff gave not just my dad but us as a family first class care. They were patient understanding and so very supportive to me and my family not just during the worst time of our lives but afterwards as well. Can’t thank them enough. Would highly recommend. Just hope when I’m of age I’m fortunate enough to reside somewhere like Lakeside Nursing and Residential Home.
Tracey T (Daughter of Resident)
Staff are lovely – kind, hard-working, friendly and caring. Management are approachable and reactive. The home is very clean and never smells. My mum is not over keen on food at times but she does have unusual tastes! Food we see being served always looks tasty. Lovely home – can visit at any time. Highly recommended.
On entering the home there is a welcome from all you meet. Wonderful, caring staff and always ready to help. My brother is happy and I have no complaints at all. A very safe environment.