Dementia care services are available at all New Care homes. We invest positively in staff training and strive to ensure that we remain at the forefront of dementia care provision. Find out more about the risk factors for dementia.
Our Dementia Care Homes
At New Care, our dementia care home environments are designed with comfort and familiarity in mind for those living with memory loss. Subtle zoning and signposting helps residents to find their way easily around our dementia communities, with the colour palettes used inspired by those that are calming in nature.
The communal areas and corridors in our residential care homes are decorated in carefully chosen themes that we’ve found to stimulate memories and conversation for residents.
Each bedroom is identified by the resident’s name, as well as a memory box, which can contain pictures and objects meaningful to the resident.
Our Dementia Care Home Facilities
The dementia care facilities at New Care homes include:
- Spacious, private, fully furnished bedrooms that residents can personalise with familiar soft furnishings, photographs, and ornaments
- En-suite wetrooms in all bedrooms
- Silent call bell systems and acoustic monitoring to create a more homely, less clinical environment
- Wi-Fi is available throughout each home to ensure residents living with dementia can keep in touch with family and friends with the support of staff
Our Dementia Care Plans
Every resident in a New Care home undergoes a thorough assessment to allow us to create a personalised care plan to support their specific needs. The care plan will evolve as time goes on, enabling us to continue to meet the changing needs of our residents living with dementia.
We believe in supporting all of our residents, including those accessing dementia care, to take risks in a supportive environment and have fun in their lives. We focus on each resident’s individuality, strength, and abilities, and we work closely with residents’ loved ones to create an empowering dementia care plan with each resident’s needs in mind.
Dementia Care: ‘Magic Tables’
‘Magic tables’ or ‘tovertafel’ are available in each of our dementia care home communities, as research indicates the positive effects of play on dementia.
We find that our ‘magic tables’ have an extremely positive impact on our residents who are receiving dementia care. Residents and their loved ones can play freely on the ‘magic table’, which enables younger relatives to experience positive play with the older generation.
We’re proud that New Care is one of a small group of providers leading the way in the UK with a ‘magic table’ in each of our care homes as part of our aim to provide opportunities for our residents accessing dementia care and their loved ones to have fun together.
When Should Someone With Dementia Go Into A Care Home?
You may want to access dementia care for a loved one if they’re showing early signs of dementia, or you could be looking for dementia care and support for someone who’s already living with a degenerative or vascular form of dementia.
If you’re unsure whether dementia care is the right option for your family, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.