Who needs Dementia Care?
dementia presents differently and the care required is unique. At Amicura, our staff are trained to recognise these signs and provide care in a manner that makes our residents feel supported and empowered.
Our approach to Dementia Care
All care staff at Amicura are given thorough dementia training so they are able to assist our residents who have dementia maximise their wellbeing. Through person-centred care, we take an individualised approach allowing our residents to maintain their sense of identity and independence for as long as possible.
Amicura chooses to take a proportionate and least intrusive response to risk. Our staff will respect each individual and assess any risks presented considering the wellbeing of the resident and their individual responses. Each individual in our care maintains: Choice and control, Safety, Health, Quality of life and Dignity and Respect. We actively encourage, support and promote the ability of residents to take their own decisions about taking positive risks in their lives, wherever possible.
Amicura’s Specialised Dementia Environments
All our homes are purpose-built meaning they have been designed with care in mind. Our significant experience in care means we design exciting environments for those living with dementia. These environments include vibrant colour schemes, fidget boards, dementia café’s, bus stops/train stations and dementia friendly signage allowing our residents to easily navigate through the home. Our environments are designed to stimulate our residents, ensuring they feel supported, safe and also independent for as long as possible.
In addition to our specialised environments, we also have activities that cater to varying dementia levels, which are designed to stimulate cognitive function.
Activities and Dementia
A set of varied activities are vital for a person living with dementia. Engagement at Amicura is slightly different – it focuses more on stimulating cognitive function through communication and movement.
Our dementia-friendly environments include vibrant colour schemes, fidget boards, dementia cafés, bus stops/train stations, sensory rooms and dementia friendly signage allowing our residents to easily navigate through the home. Our environments are designed to stimulate our residents, ensuring they feel supported, safe and independent for as long as possible.
Magic Table 360
Tovertafel Magic Table designed in the Netherlands, however, is portable. The Magic Table 360 uses colourful light projections which respond to hand movements, enabling residents to benefit from an immersive experience. This stimulates not only cognitive and physical abilities but enhances social interactions between residents. More meaningful engagement allows our residents to maximise their wellbeing and lead a fulfilling life.
At Amicura, we have consistently championed the use of technology to assist us in providing the best quality of care. From electronic care planning, electronic medication management through to using interactive aids with activities we make use of the latest technology to provide the best environments for our residents. All our homes have WiFi which allows our residents to keep in touch with the loved ones, watch their favourite TV shows online or interact with the community through PenPals for Kindness or other intergenerational outreach programmes we have with the community.
“In the closing months and days of my mother’s illness (dementia) the staff and support were beyond compare. The dedication of all was phenomenal and the genuine and heartfelt compassion shown both to my mother and her family was truly exceptional. There are no words I can say here that would truly do justice to the support we received or the gentle and dignified approach bestowed upon my mother in her final hours of need.” Michael M Son of Resident - Jasmine Court
“Mam always has a smile for staff members which speaks volumes, this goes to show how happy she is. Everything is so relaxed in a happy environment.” Lesley S Daughter of Resident - Roseway
“I cannot thank the staff enough for the truly remarkable work they do, this was far beyond a professional approach to work, it was a reaching out from human beings who truly cared and wanted to ease the pain. My heartfelt gratitude goes to all of them!” Michael M Son of Resident - Jasmine Court
“The staff treat mam with dignity and respect at all times, since moving into Roseway House we have seen a big difference in mam's happiness and we believe that this is due to the dedication and patience of the staff. ” Lesley S Daughter of Resident - Roseway
“ALL the staff have the utmost patience with mam and they treat her with both dignity and respect, nothing at all is a problem to them, we know that we can ask any questions and we know we will get the answers, mam can be a little difficult at times due to the dementia but the staff cope tremendously.” Lesley S Daughter of Resident - Roseway
“It's very hard to choose a care home for a loved one that is suffering from dementia. When mam moved into Roseway House in early December 2016, we knew straight away that we'd made the right decision. ” Lesley S Daughter of Resident - Roseway