It’s normal to worry for your loved ones – especially when an illness outbreak prevents you from being able to visit as frequently as your normally would. However, we came up with a few ideas that give you ways to support your loved ones in a care home, even when you can’t visit.
Physical activity has the potential to reduce inflammation and chronic disease. It can also reduce stress and levels of stress hormones within the body. This, in turn, will accelerate the circulation of disease and illness-fighting white blood cells, which can prevent cold and flu from taking hold.
Dementia is a disease that gets worse as time goes on. Gradually, communication will become more difficult and understanding conversations will become harder as well. Though their mind may be more closed off and it continually may become difficult to recognise you or their other loved ones, know that they are still the same person – their mind just now works in a different way.
Often, residential care is popular option for those that do not have the medical needs to enter a facility such as a memory care unit or a nursing home. However, this does not mean that every residential care facility is the same.
David spend a large part of the afternoon meeting with all our lovely residents and staff. He even had time for a spot of high tea and cakes (which, who doesn’t love?).
Like any other condition that you could be experiencing, symptoms for Sundowning Syndrome can range in severity. Often these symptoms are noticed in pairs – and whilst some experience them during certain times of the day, others may be more sporadic and only for 1-2 hours.
Dementia is more than just memory loss, so being realistic about the progression of the disease will help you cope with it in your loved one and will help you in being able to support them through its progression.
We are happy to share that we have been a recipient of the Gold Standards Framework Accreditation, an award that our care home and staff are very proud of.
No matter your loved one’s interest, there’s usually something scheduled that would interest them. Keeping your loved ones active and participatory when in a care home or independent living facility has even been shown to help seniors live longer and in better health.
In order to receive the accreditation, care homes must undergo a rigorous training process, as well as embedding the Gold Standards Framework care standards in their respective care homes. The training programme itself is nine months long, and after both of these tasks have been completed, the accreditation process begins.