[ September 30, 2014 ]
We believe that wellbeing, dignity and privacy are important core values when it comes to care, which is why here at Shaw healthcare we care for those with dementia on an individual basis.
We understand that a person’s experiences, feelings and values are unique, so when dealing with dementia that individual can feel a wide range of emotions that are both physically and mentally challenging.
We believe that continuity is important when dealing with dementia, as it provides a strong sense of wellbeing and belonging, ensuring that our care homes feel like the individual’s home. We engage with each individual by helping them stimulate parts of the brain which are affected by dementia. By involving family members and friends, we evoke reminiscence and recollection of the individuals most memorable life events, which can make them feel of value and content.
We carry out frequent assessments of each individual affected by dementia, ensuring that their care needs are being met to a high standard. All our care workers are trained to a minimum level of QCF level 2. This then equips them with the skills to provide high quality care.
For more information on dementia, you can either download our dementia guide or watch our video ‘Dementia care on an individual basis’.