Expert Dementia Care

 

Our Dementia communities are designed with our residents in mind. There is subtle zoning and signposting to support our residents to find their way easily around the unit. The colour palettes used are calming in nature. The communal areas and corridors use stylish themes which we have found stimulate memories and conversation with our residents.   Each bedroom is identified by both the name of the person, and a memory box, which can accommodate pictures, and specific objects which are meaningful to the resident.

We complete a thorough assessment of our residents. This ensures that we have an individualised plan of care in relation to all of their needs including their dementia. This evolves as time passes, and means that we are always able to meet the residents changing needs. We believe in supporting all of our residents, including those living with dementia to take risk in a supportive environment and to have fun in their lives.

In line with our philosophy, we have installed a “Magic” table or “Tovertafel” in all of our dementia communities. There is significant literature on the positive effects on dementia of play. From our observations, the impact of the “Magic Table” is extremely positive for residents living with dementia. Residents and their relatives alike can play freely on the “Magic Table”. In addition, this is a particularly useful opportunity for involving younger relatives to experience positive play with their older relatives.

We are proud that New Care is one of a small group of providers who are leading the way in the UK, by purchasing the “Magic” table in all of our homes as part of our overarching strategy to provide opportunities for our residents living with dementia and their relatives to have fun together