Wood House, a specialist care home based in Southmead, Bristol, opened in July 2003. It offers eight modern en-suite apartments, for residents with complex needs. Wood House has a fantastic range of therapeutic services and facilities including a hot tub, life skills kitchen, and pleasant garden areas.
St John’s Nursing Dementia Home can be found within walking distance of Droitwich town centre, its local amenities, and public services, in a pleasant residential conservation area of Worcestershire. This part-listed dementia care home offers a high standard of care for elderly people in its extended and refurbished residential accommodation.
Forest Road specialist nursing home is based in Kingswood, Bristol, and provides care and support for residents with learning disabilities. Forest Road comprises nine self-contained apartments with open plan communal areas for socialising, and educational and recreational activities designed to provide mental stimulation, improve concentration, release tension, and aid relaxation.
Springbank nursing home is a residential care provider based in Brentry, Bristol, offering accommodation and support for people aged over 40 with learning disabilities, and helping them to live full and active lives.
Retaining independence and dignity is of huge importance to a person with dementia, as they may feel that they are increasingly dependent on other people due to memory deterioration, physical skills and their ability to care for themselves.
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, and each individual has a different set of needs requiring a tailored approach to care. Whether you are caring for a loved one with dementia, or are working as a care professional with dementia sufferers, it’s important to approach care from a respectful and accommodating perspective to ensure that those you are caring for feel secure, reassured, and as happy as possible.
The symptoms of dementia usually develop gradually and may not immediately be obvious, especially as they can vary from person to person. If someone you know is experiencing symptoms of dementia, you may start to notice changes to their behaviour and personality.
Living independently as you get older can become challenging, especially if you have a physical or learning disability, dementia or Alzheimer’s. As daily tasks and activities become more difficult, extra support and care is needed for individuals who wish to remain in their own home.
At Shaw Healthcare, activities and events are a central part of life for residents in our care homes, nursing homes, and assisted living settings. Mental, physical and emotional stimulation is essential for everyone – regardless of age – and our staff work closely with residents to formulate tailored and enjoyable activities for individuals and groups which help individuals develop new skills, improve mobility and aid relaxation.
Winter can be a lonely time for elderly people without family and friends nearby. They can feel isolated, especially if the weather causes them to have to remain at home, and as a time of family and festive cheer draws closer they can feel more and more cut off.