Dementia Awareness week

18/05/2021

This week was dedicated to Dementia Action. It is a national event that sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by Dementia.

Those with Dementia may experience memory loss, along with other symptoms – but this week we wanted to celebrate them and make them feel special and let them know we are here to be with them and care for them. Understanding our residents as individuals allows us to provide better more person centred care.

As part of improving the lives of residents with Dementia, we completed a colouring task which is popular amongst residents. Sticking to the theme of Dementia and raising awareness, we were particular about the pictures we chose to colour in. As well as colouring, we read a ‘Forget Me Not’ poem as a group. Copies of the poem were also provided to residents who wanted to read the poem in their room with privacy.
We specifically chose to support the blue flower campaign colouring templates. The blue flower is a symbol for anyone who wants to unite against Dementia, raise awareness and support people affected by the condition.

Whilst residents of Hayes Park Nursing and Residential Home suffer from varying forms of Dementia, our goal is to always get to know the person and their life prior to coming to Hayes Park. This allows us to cater their plan of care based on their likes and desires.

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We value everyone’s safety

We have undertaken the following and measures to maximise the safety and wellbeing of everyone connected to our homes:

  • PPE is provided
  • We practice social distancing
  • The in-house cleaning regime has been enhanced
  • Additional precautions in place for new residents
  • Vaccinations have been rolled out at each home
  • Thermal scanning / temperature checking in at all homes on arrival
  • Regular testing for colleagues and residents

Visiting pods and face to face visits

Being able to meet family and friends is vital. Our residents and teams have missed having visitors. We are excited to confirm we have purpose built new visiting pods or dedicated sheltered outdoor visiting areas for visitors. Contact us to make an appointment.

Where it’s possible and local restrictions allow, we are welcoming face to face visits.

You are also able to arrange virtual face to face visits to meet your loved ones as well as arrange regular telephone conversations if you prefer.

 

New enquiries and admissions

Our teams are happy to assist you with any enquires you have. New admissions are taking place for nursing, residential, dementia, mental health care, long and short term care, day care and night care. We may be able to facilitate a viewing and have a friendly chat outdoors to assist you further.

 

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