Living well with dementia
At Greensleeves Care we believe that living well with dementia is possible, whether that is in one of our care homes or at home before you need residential care. We feel that by approaching what you can do rather than focusing on what you can’t makes all the difference. We are not naive though, we understand a diagnosis of dementia is a very scary experience for everyone involved.
Often families and residents fear the possibilities of tomorrow more than the reality of today. However, this does not mean that once you have had a diagnosis of dementia you cannot stay happy or that your life is over. Indeed, you can still enjoy a long, happy and independent life for years to come. Why not read our Living well with dementia at home Blog. This gives some great tips on what to do in the early stages of a diagnosis together with guidance on where to find out more information.
As people continue along their “personal dementia journey” they often have to escalate how much care and support they need and in many cases ultimately have to choose a care home.
Greensleeves Dementia Care
There is a huge amount of care homes that claim they deliver great dementia care, so you need to choose the right home carefully. When choosing a dementia specialist home it is essential that you consider a number of factors. As a minimum should include: dementia-friendly environment, staff training and culture.
Not all Greensleeves Care homes were specifically designed to deliver specialist dementia friendly care. As such, we don’t serve residents living with dementia in every one of our homes. We are really proud of this as it proves that we always put our residents first. If we do not believe our environment allows us to deliver better care than our competitors we will say so.
If we say one of our homes delivers exceptional dementia care you can be confident that it does. Click on Greensleeves Care homes locations to search the list of care homes which provide specialist dementia care.
Many charities, care organisations and health care professionals. Consider our dementia training to be among the very best in the industry. We have 4 full-time training professionals and almost all of our training is delivered face-to-face. We do not place an over reliance on e-learning because we believe the greatest investment we can make is in our teams of care professionals.
Probably the most important factors of all are the values of the organisation delivering the care. Because if you have the wrong values and ethos it does not matter how well designed the care home is or how much training is provided.
We are a charity so we focus 100% on our residents, their loved ones and our staff. We do not have to balance care with making a profit because we don’t make a profit. Every penny received in resident fees and donations is used to make our resident’s lives better.
This allows us to:
- Pay our care team above the minimum wage
- Spend more time and money on training our resident facing staff
- Incorporate the ground-breaking Eden Alternative principles into our daily care rituals
- Use the life changing Virtual Dementia Tour for every single staff member.
If you would like more information on Dementia Care at Greensleeves Care homes why not search for your closest Greensleeves Care home. Give them a call and ask to speak to the Manager who will tell you all about how they look after people living with dementia.
Greensleeves Care is a charity, so we do not worry about making a profit but we do worry about making a difference. So you can rely on us to do our best to help.