Dementia Care

With many of us living longer, it is only natural that the number of older people living with dementia in the UK is also growing. In recognising the increasing need for superior facilities for this group of service users, we have designed our home to provide the most comfortable, supportive, secure and safe environment.

Many small details that actually mean so much to the care and sense of well-being of residents living with dementia have been incorporated into the design of the home.

  • Specialist management and care support teams with expertise in mental health issues
  • Zero “self-harm” en-suite bathrooms
  • Hi definition bathroom sanitary ware to aid recognition and recall
  • Large personalised name/photo identification of bedrooms
  • Contained and secure gardens and outdoor patio areas
  • Wide and spacious public areas that provide “wander ways”
  • 24 hour call alarm in every bedroom

The most important aspect of dementia care is that it should first and foremost be personal to the resident. At Drayton Village Care Centre we make sure that, before anything else, we take the time to get to know each resident as an individual – their personal history, lifestyle and personality, defining and directing our care for who they are. We work very closely and value our relationship with each resident’s family in supporting their loved one’s care requirements.

The ability to maintain relationships with family and friends is fundamental to dementia care – our entire dementia care philosophy recognises the importance of making residents’ loved ones feel welcome whenever they visit.

Facts and numbers from Alzheimer’s Society relating to Dementia

  • There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.
  • There are over 40,000 people under 65 lcing with dementia in the UK.
  • 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes.
  • Although little is known about the associated between ethnicity and dementia, it has been found to affect all ethnicities.
  • There are an estimated 35.6 million people living with dementia and the numbers affected will double every 20 years, rising to 115.4 million in 2050.
  • Another 7.7 million people will develop dementia around the world every year.
  • 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 are living with dementia.
  • Two thirds of the cost of dementia is paid by people living with dementia and their families.
  • Unpaid carers supporting someone living with dementia saves the economy £11 billion a year.
  • Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a country we spend much less on dementia than on these other conditions.
  • There are 670,000 carers of people living with dementia in the UK.
  • 70% of people in care homes are either living with dementia or severe memory problems.
  • Two thirds of people living with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
  • Only 44% of people living with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis.

For more facts and information, you can visit the Alzheimer’s Society website on http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

Care Homes Offering This Service:

Respite Care

Respite care can be for a weekend, a week, or any other length of time that fits in with your needs. Our day care offer allows our guests to experience all the services of a full-time resident, but on a particular day of their choice.

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Residential Care

Individual independence is delivered through your own very comfortable bedroom with all the privacy you could ask for. If you fancy living in a home away from home residential care may be your best option.

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Nursing Care

At Gold Care Homes, we offer 24-hour specialist clinical care and support at a number of our homes through our registered and highly qualified nursing staff.

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End of Life Care

Palliative care is focused on delivering care for residents with terminal illnesses. Our service focuses on providing residents with relief from severe pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness.

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Palliative Care

Gold Care Homes we provide a dignified and peaceful environment that is facilitated with the highest standards of service for all those approaching their end of life and require additional assistance in this difficult time.

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Resident and family testimonials

My late wife stayed in the Acton Care Home from the end of April 2018 until 21 September 2018 on which day she died there. In that time my wife was looked after in an excellent manner. All the nurses who cared for my wife were excellent, very professional and also very warm and friendly. My wife’s dignity was totally respected. I cannot thank enough all the staff at Acton Care Home. They deserve a 5-star recommendation.

Dennis S

(Husband of Resident)

My Uncle received excellent care at Alan Morkill House. The staff were always helpful and friendly and he was made to feel happy, secure and comfortable as he spent the last two years of his life there. I would recommend the home to friends and family.

Christine B

(Niece of Resident)

This placement proved a successful one giving my friend the best quality of life. The environment is peaceful and caring. I was most impressed by the kindness and professional skills of the staff in the home. Always going the extra mile.

Kathie M

(Friend of Resident)

Since my mum-in-law moved into Baugh House in April they have been nothing but fantastic. She has settled so well. The home itself is spotlessly clean and the staff go over and above to make residents feel at home. And I mean everyone domestic staff, care staff and admin. Ten out of ten to you all.  Can’t thank you all enough for all you do.

Georgina C

(Daughter-in-law of Resident)

It’s hard to describe the happiness you feel in this building. The staff really care. I called Dad the other day and could hear music, when I asked him what it was he laughed and said they sing and dance, it makes us laugh. Sums it up really. If you want a home that goes the extra mile in every area then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bletchley House. Improvements have been made to the home and continue to be ongoing. The last 6 months have seen many positive changes. Thanks for all you do.

Barry C

(Son of Resident)

Dad has settled in well. He is very complimentary of the care he receives and says he feels safe and comfortable. I have great peace of mind and am confident he is being cared for. He loves the activities and the company of the other residents.

Lucy S

(Daughter of Resident)

I visit my Aunt on average three to four times a year and I always notify the staff at Burrows House of my forthcoming visit. Each time I visit I am constantly impressed by the care and kindness towards my Aunt by the staff, all staff. Her physical care is excellent. She is well presented. She is treated with dignity. The staff understand her needs and appear to know her well. Her room is cosy and clean.

Claire R

(Niece of Resident)

Staff have been very supportive to Mum, who has struggled to settle in. Mum has now made new friends and her health and wellbeing have greatly improved. The facilities are fantastic and Mum reports the food is lovely. The staff communicates well and always keeps me informed and updated.
Would highly recommend the home.

Rosalie T

(Daughter of Resident)

I would like to say that the personal care provided by the staff who looked after mum on a day to day and long term basis was excellent.

Paul F

(Son of Resident)

The staff are friendly and caring. They listen and are very welcoming and attentive.
They looked after my friend well and could not have done any better.

Kylie A

(Friend of Resident)

We cannot speak highly enough about Kent House. The staff are excellent, much of the reason for this is the example set by the managers, they are excellent. We are very grateful for the kindness and care they show to all of the residents, it’s a joy to see.

Christine K

(Daughter of Resident)

When we visit my aunt she is contented and is well looked after and well cared for. We are very grateful for the way the home gave her such a happy day for her 101st birthday. Staff were very kind to her.

John W

(Son of Resident)

The care the staff at Martin’s House give my dad is outstanding. The staff have been exemplary through the COVID crisis and have steadfastly given an excellent level of care during the most difficult of circumstances. Their professionalism and excellent people skills have helped clients and families alike, up to and during the COVID crisis. The staff have all taken the time to get to know me as well as my father. I am so grateful for everything they do for him. My dad is so happy with the care he receives, he is treated with respect and dignity.

Jane S

(Daughter of Resident)

The team at Peregrine House are caring and responsive. In this difficult time, they have been meticulous in protecting the residents, keeping them safe and keeping daily life as normal as possible. This is remarkable, given the challenges – every single member of staff has clearly worked tirelessly to maintain safety and wellbeing.

Eleanor K

(Daughter of Resident)

We are both very happy with the care she gets. Pre covid, I would visit every day, and I have always enjoyed the staff’s company and pleasant manner. I really do appreciate the care the staff give to my wife.

Brian S

We got in touch with St Katherine’s for respite care for Mum when she was extremely unwell with dehydration. They were extremely compassionate and helpful to us when we were in a situation that we were finding difficult to deal with. Every one of the staff has been so kind and caring toward Mum and ourselves. We could not fault the care she is receiving and she is very happy there.

Janis G

(Daughter of Resident)

I can’t say how fantastic the team are at The Tudors in looking after their residents. They are brilliant, always caring, always have time to discuss your relative’s needs with you, and it is clear how much they care about the people they are looking after. Mum is happy and safe; what more can you ask for.

Karen W

(Daughter of Resident)

Extremely helpful, very friendly, cannot fault the staff. Cleanliness is excellent.

Gillian S

(Wife of Resident)

Very pleased with Mom’s care. Staff are excellent and provide a first-class service. The home is well managed and maintained., always clean and friendly. We now know Mom is being well cared for and the staff knows exactly how to deal with her needs. Cannot fault St Stephens.

S R

(Daughter of Resident)

Very welcoming, all staff and management embrace you an make you feel at ease and are very caring to all. As a visitor, they are so friendly and will do anything to help.

Janet W

(Wife of Resident)

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