What is Dementia?
Dementia refers to a collection of symptoms characterised by the progressive loss of cognitive abilities that affects reasoning and communication, and the ability for an individual to carry out routine activities associated with daily living.
Each person’s dementia affects people in different ways. The common signs are short and long term memory loss, getting lost in familiar places and a gradual loss of communication skills that can be frustrating for the suffer and their relatives alike.
Dementia affects people in different ways, and Dementia affects 1 in 20 people over age 65 and 1 in 5 over age 80.
What is the benefit of being a resident at a care home?
Being a resident at a care home allows for continuous, around-the-clock care by qualified professionals for an individual, where a good home will be specially designed with the condition that is treated in mind.
With regards to dementia – as the condition increases a person becomes more vulnerable and the closer supervision afforded by a specialist dementia unit becomes more essential.
What is the Gold Standards Framework for End of Life Care?
The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a systematic, evidence based approach to optimising care for patients nearing their end of life.
GSF was launched by a not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the quality, organisation and quality of care provided by care homes, awarding only those organisations who have demonstrated best practise examples in end of life care with the prestigious GSF mark.
The Gold Standards Framework website provides further information about its aims and the conditions required to achieve the award.
Where can I go for more information?
For all enquiries to do with our homes, for example our fees and the type of care we provide, please contact the home directly to have a friendly chat to one of our team.
For all other information about care provision and dementia, the useful links below provides contact details for a range of independent advisers and a wealth of further information.
Care Aware UK
Care Aware is a non-profit making public information, advisory and advocacy service specialising in elderly care funding advice in the UK.
Alzheimer’s UK is a membership organisation that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by dementia in the UK.
A charity focusing on helping the elderly by providing information and advice on all aspects on elderly care in the UK.
Care Quality Commission
The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England, the Care Quality Commission is the inspector of Care homes and standards.