Specialist Dementia Care Homes

Dementia is different for everyone, for those living with it and also their loved ones. Dementia is difficult to see and hard to understand. That’s why specialist dementia care homes are so important. These facilities offer safe environments, specialised care and hands-on support that focuses on the individuals and their needs. As a result, this can bring an enormous sense of comfort to the families of someone living with dementia.

Some of Brendoncare’s homes offer specialist dementia care, staffed by highly qualified and experienced care and nursing teams, who strive to make residents feel at peace in an environment they know and trust. 

What does our dementia care include?

At Brendoncare’s specialist dementia care homes, your loved one is at the heart of everything we do, with care designed around an individual’s needs that centres around respect, dignity and the promotion of independence, as appropriate for each person. We provide individualised personal care, practical support and round-the-clock nursing care to ensure everyone receives the best possible support.
 
Our staff also work with local GPs and other healthcare professionals. These effective working partnerships play a fundamental part in helping our residents retain their identity within our specialist dementia care homes.
 
Social activities are planned around residents’ interests and hobbies, enabling them to enjoy companionship and take part in suitable activities if they wish to do so. Everything is optional, allowing people to join in as much or as little as they like.
 
Our specialist dementia care services provide a safe and familiar environment; we help them nurture what they can remember and most importantly, we take our time with every single person. Rest assured that your loved ones can go about their day at their own pace and that every member of our staff is ready to give them the time and attention they need.
 
At some of our homes the building and gardens have been specially designed to assist those living with dementia – for example corridors and colour schemes that enable people to naturally find their way and easy access to the outdoors for walking and fresh air.
 

Dementia Care Home FAQs

How do I choose a care home for dementia?

There are over 400 different types of dementia. The most common types are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

We recognise that each individual’s experience will be different in line with the progression of the disease. There could be underlying health conditions or any number of healthcare factors to consider. Some people need residential care, while others need nursing care or a combination of both. At Brendoncare, we make sure you know what specific types of care are available; helping you discover the ideal dementia care home.

Finding the right dementia care home doesn’t have to be tricky. Follow our step-by-step guide to choosing the right place for you or your loved one.

When is the right time for someone living with dementia to go into care?

We understand that choosing a care provider for someone living with dementia is a big decision. Often, the circumstances can be just as unique as the individual.

Your loved one may need to move to a specialist dementia care home for several reasons. Their overall needs may have increased, there may have been a hospital admission, or the family or their carer are no longer able to support them. As a result, it is something the whole family should discuss.

Wherever you are on the decision-making journey, Brendoncare is here to help with advice and support available when you need it.

At what point do those living with dementia need 24-hour care?

If your loved one has entered the later stages of dementia, it might well be time for round-the-clock, specialist care. Care home environments are likely to be able to keep people safe 24 hours a day, have specialist equipment and be able to help someone who might be finding communication difficult better than in their own home. At this point, it’s essential to look into specialist dementia care homes or 24-hour carers.