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PROMOTION Care Model in dementia care homes There are a number of care models for people with dementia living in a care home - which one would you choose? ot so many years ago there used to be a standard model ofeare in care homes, which can best be summarised as quite like to stay in one of those places myself for a while, much like I enjoy staying in all-inchusive beach resort for a while. I do wonder how long it takes before the pleasure starts to wear off though, My personal limit for the all-inclusive resortistwoweeks and start getting fidgetyafter the first. Then Iwant to go home and do something meaningful. For people with dementia I can imagine that after a while they will also want to go home lives is still not widely accepted but ourown experience shows that this is the reality for many of our residents. In a community based model the staff are neither in charge nor at the beck and callofresidents. Rather it is a fluid two-way relationship between equals with deep respect for each other. It is also a place where people can live full livesand pursue their interests inside the home and in thewider community Such a place offers a wide range of purposeful and leisure activities either individually or with others such asgardening joiningachoir or a casual singalong, walking. art classes fitness, Tai Chi, a well stocked library, playingchess or other games puzzles and quizzes, trips to the theatre and art exhibitions, wreath laying at remembrance day, a hair and beauty institutional. Thesewerecharacterised by a one size fits all' approach where the staff are very much in charge and the residents are encouraged to be passive recipients of care. Staff typically wear uniforms, badges and all the other paraphernalia of authority. The management structure is top-down command-and-control and staff are task focused and work "A place where people can live full lives and pursue their interests inside 'on the clock. The answer to most questions by residents is 'no, We have all seen them on TV, soul-less places with dreary décor, and the residents seated in chairs all around the edges of the room asleep. Unfortunately they still exist and I cannot imagine anyone volunteering to live in one of these places salon, and the opportunity to make yourselfa cup of tea and a sandwich. help others to prepare meals and set the table, and entertain friends and the home and For those people who have the luxury of cholce, there are a number of more innovative models emerging that offer people a much better quality of life. One such model is the 5-star family in the wider Sach a place makes you feel safe and loved, that you are amongst friends, that you belong in this community andthat your life matters to the people around you mmunity:" hotel' model where the residents are pampered with luxury rooms and ftings (have actually seen one with gold bath taps), glamorous lounges, gourmet meals by Michelin chefs, a full spa of course, and staff that is at There is a third model of care that is based on the idea that many people want to live full and meaningful lives ina small community with other like minded people. The idea that people with dementia can live meaningful Thereis such a place.Come and visit us-we are different. the beckand call of residents. I would TOP 20 CAE HOME dsdc Gold Award Rose Lodge. 2 sca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ CareQuality Outstanding Commission 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk 2016 Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk PROMOTION Care Model in dementia care homes There are a number of care models for people with dementia living in a care home - which one would you choose? ot so many years ago there used to be a standard model ofeare in care homes, which can best be summarised as quite like to stay in one of those places myself for a while, much like I enjoy staying in all-inchusive beach resort for a while. I do wonder how long it takes before the pleasure starts to wear off though, My personal limit for the all-inclusive resortistwoweeks and start getting fidgetyafter the first. Then Iwant to go home and do something meaningful. For people with dementia I can imagine that after a while they will also want to go home lives is still not widely accepted but ourown experience shows that this is the reality for many of our residents. In a community based model the staff are neither in charge nor at the beck and callofresidents. Rather it is a fluid two-way relationship between equals with deep respect for each other. It is also a place where people can live full livesand pursue their interests inside the home and in thewider community Such a place offers a wide range of purposeful and leisure activities either individually or with others such asgardening joiningachoir or a casual singalong, walking. art classes fitness, Tai Chi, a well stocked library, playingchess or other games puzzles and quizzes, trips to the theatre and art exhibitions, wreath laying at remembrance day, a hair and beauty institutional. Thesewerecharacterised by a one size fits all' approach where the staff are very much in charge and the residents are encouraged to be passive recipients of care. Staff typically wear uniforms, badges and all the other paraphernalia of authority. The management structure is top-down command-and-control and staff are task focused and work "A place where people can live full lives and pursue their interests inside 'on the clock. The answer to most questions by residents is 'no, We have all seen them on TV, soul-less places with dreary décor, and the residents seated in chairs all around the edges of the room asleep. Unfortunately they still exist and I cannot imagine anyone volunteering to live in one of these places salon, and the opportunity to make yourselfa cup of tea and a sandwich. help others to prepare meals and set the table, and entertain friends and the home and For those people who have the luxury of cholce, there are a number of more innovative models emerging that offer people a much better quality of life. One such model is the 5-star family in the wider Sach a place makes you feel safe and loved, that you are amongst friends, that you belong in this community andthat your life matters to the people around you mmunity:" hotel' model where the residents are pampered with luxury rooms and ftings (have actually seen one with gold bath taps), glamorous lounges, gourmet meals by Michelin chefs, a full spa of course, and staff that is at There is a third model of care that is based on the idea that many people want to live full and meaningful lives ina small community with other like minded people. The idea that people with dementia can live meaningful Thereis such a place.Come and visit us-we are different. the beckand call of residents. I would TOP 20 CAE HOME dsdc Gold Award Rose Lodge. 2 sca Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2EZ CareQuality Outstanding Commission 01395 227071 www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk 2016 Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk

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