Dementia care homes
Dementia care homes play a very important role in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. Research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society states that there are roughly 750,000 people living with dementia in the UK and one third of these are living in homes for dementia patients.
Researching dementia care homes
Is your loved one starting to struggle at home? Although your loved one may not have complex physical health needs requiring nursing care, they can still be placed into a dementia residential care home with specialist understanding of the condition and its effects.
Researching local dementia care homes can be a daunting task, but it can help ease families stress knowing your loved one is safe. There is a widespread variation in dementia elderly care, for example, most care homes will manage well with individuals who have less advanced dementia, who require assistance with eating and daily living. However, if your loved one is prone to wandering or aggression in the later stages of dementia a home with good staff to resident ratio will be required to ensure your loved one is cared for efficiently.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Aid and support from a professional 24-hours a day
- Personal support and help, including toileting, dressing
- Living with other residents can ease isolation and loneliness
- All meals planned and prepped, plus assistance with eating if required
- Activities organised to keep the mind active
- Family members can feel relaxed knowing their family member is being cared for
- There are now a wide variety of local dementia care homes in every area
DETAILED DISCUSSION OF NEEDS
In addition to researching local dementia care homes, it is very important that you have a full and detailed discussion with the home manager about all aspects of your loved ones behaviour and needs. Above all, the safety and care of your loved one is the most important. It is vital that a person’s care needs are fully understood and explored before committing to a placement to ease the stress for the individual and their families.
Furthermore, going into a care home with dementia, mental and physical requirements WILL change over time, so ongoing monitoring and discussion is critical.
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