Dementia care options for older people

Dementia care facilities offer accommodation for older people who are living with dementia and have reached a stage where they can no longer live independently at home.  

What to expect from a dementia care facility 

dementia care home options for older people in the uk

At a dementia care home, each resident will be looked after by fully trained, qualified dementia specialists and care staff who understand the needs of those living with dementia. Residents will have their own rooms within the home, along with access to a range of different communal areas and facilities that they can use when they wish.

Residents will receive help with day-to-day personal care needs such as washing, dressing and going to the toilet. 

Many facilities will have an onsite activities coordinator who will create an activities programme that is designed to be as stimulating as possible for people who are living with dementia. These activities can include spending time outside, animal therapy sessions, and reminiscence workshops.

Staff will be on hand 24 hours a day to ensure all residents are safe and properly looked after. 

When should someone with dementia go into a care home? 

More care and support is needed the further someone's dementia progresses. Eventually, there may come a time when you/your loved one needs to think about moving into a dementia care home. Often, this decision will be made by a family member, as the person living with dementia may not be able to make this decision for themselves. 

The benefits of a dementia care facility for older people

1. There will be fully trained and highly qualified specialist dementia care staff to ensure you/your loved one receives the highest level of care and support that they need.

2. Dementia care homes will provide residents with a varied and engaging activities schedule that is designed specially to stimulate people who are living with dementia. Often this will involve music sessions, art sessions and discussions to prompt reminiscence. 

3. As dementia care facilities are designed specifically for people with dementia, you/your relative will have access to a range of facilities and necessisties that will help make managing your day-to-day lives easier 

Dementia care for older people near me

cqc regulated dementia care homes

At Abbeyfield, our CQC regulated specialist dementia homes provide care of the highest possible standards. We offer a person centered approach, with care plans that are tailored to the needs of our residents. 

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