We care for those with dementia on an individual basis. A person’s experiences, feelings and values are unique and an individual dealing with dementia can feel a range of emotions that are personally challenging. We seek to provide continuity and a sense of belonging to make our care homes feel like the individuals’ home; by engaging with the individuals’ family we use sensory stimulation to evoke reminiscence and recollection of life events which can make residents feel of value and contented. Dementia care is supplemented by frequent assessments to ensure the correct level of care is provided.

All care workers will be trained to a minimum level of QCF level 2 which equips them with the skills to provide enhanced care. Qualified nurses attend training to ensure all professional requirements are met. Supplemental training is available to cover specific care needs such as dementia.

Communicating about dementia with a younger generation

Identifying symptoms of dementia and offering positive support

We will be providing more dementia related content in the future, please visit the site again, follow us using social media or sign up to receive notification of these updates.

Shaw demential care guide

Certain behaviours or symptoms in an individual can lead to their families and loved ones suspecting the early stages of dementia. These brief downloadable sheets take a look at some of those triggers and gives examples of how Shaw healthcare looks to support the individual, their families and loved ones.

Shaw Memory Loss guide Shaw Eating guide Shaw Decreased guide Shaw Reduced Mobility guide Shaw Wandering guide Shaw altered patterns guide
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Dear Relatives,

In England, the Government has just announced that visits to care homes may take place following a ‘negative Covid-19 test’. I just wanted to clarify that this relates to the new Lateral Flow Tests only. The new Lateral Flow Test (or LFT) can give a test result within 30 mins. Thus enabling us to have an accurate up-to-date Covid-19 test result from which we can either agree or decline a visit almost instantly assuming it was pre-booked.

As of today less than a handful of our homes have received these new LFT tests and as such until your particular service receives their allocated test kits then we will need to continue with the current visiting arrangements in place at your particular home.

We do hope the new tests are rolled out quickly and we are told that many homes should have them prior to Xmas however as we are not aware of when they are dispatched and where to, then all we can do is wait and let you know as soon as your service receives their allocation. Only then can we facilitate the new visiting arrangements which these tests are designed to enable.

Thank you for your continued patience. You have been incredibly supportive of our care home teams so far and we hope you do not have long to wait before you can see your loved ones in a way that we all have been longing for since the start of the pandemic.

Thank you again.

Mike Smith Chief Operating Officer