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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 bea standard model myselfr for a while, much like I enjoy NE quitelike to stay in one of those places lives is still not widely accepted but our own experience shows that this is of care in care homes, which staying in all-inclusive beach resort the reality for many of our residents, can best be summarised as for a while. I do wonder how long it Inacommunity based model the staff Institutional. These were characterised takes before the pleasure starts to wear are neither in charge nor at the beck by a 'one size fits all' approach where off though. My personal limit for the andcallofresidents. Rather it is a fluid the staff are very much in charge all-inclusive resort is two weeks and I two-way relationship between equals start getting fidgetyafter the first. Then and the residents are encouraged to be passive recipients of care. Staff with deep respect for each other. It is I want to go home and do something also a place where people can live full typically wear uniforms, badges meaningful. For people with dementia livesand pursue their interests inside I can imagine that after a while they will also want to go home'. and all the other paraphernalia of authority. The management structure is top-down command-and-control and staff are task focused and work the home and in the wider community. "A place where people can live full lives and pursue their interests inside Such a place offers a wide range of purposeful and leisure activities, either individually or with others. such as gardening, joining a choiror a casual singalong, walking, art classes, fitness, Tai Chi, a well stocked library, playing chess or other games, puzzles and quizzes, trips to the theatre and art exhibitions, wreath laying at remembrance day, a hair and beauty salon, and the opportunity to make '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. yourself a 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 choice, 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 hotel' model where the residents are family. in the wider Such a place makes you feel safe and loved, that you are amongst friends, that you belong in this community, There is a third model of care that and that your life matters to the people mmunity:" pampered with luxury rooms and fittings (I have actually seen one with gold bath taps), glamorous lounges, want to live full and meaningful lives gourmet meals by Michelin chefs, a inasmall community with other like- full spa of course, and staff that is at minded people. The idea that people us - we are different, the beckand call of residents. I would is based on the idea that many people around you. There is such a place. Come and visit with dementia can live meaningful TOP 20 CA HOE dsdc Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EXB 2EZ 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016 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 bea standard model myselfr for a while, much like I enjoy NE quitelike to stay in one of those places lives is still not widely accepted but our own experience shows that this is of care in care homes, which staying in all-inclusive beach resort the reality for many of our residents, can best be summarised as for a while. I do wonder how long it Inacommunity based model the staff Institutional. These were characterised takes before the pleasure starts to wear are neither in charge nor at the beck by a 'one size fits all' approach where off though. My personal limit for the andcallofresidents. Rather it is a fluid the staff are very much in charge all-inclusive resort is two weeks and I two-way relationship between equals start getting fidgetyafter the first. Then and the residents are encouraged to be passive recipients of care. Staff with deep respect for each other. It is I want to go home and do something also a place where people can live full typically wear uniforms, badges meaningful. For people with dementia livesand pursue their interests inside I can imagine that after a while they will also want to go home'. and all the other paraphernalia of authority. The management structure is top-down command-and-control and staff are task focused and work the home and in the wider community. "A place where people can live full lives and pursue their interests inside Such a place offers a wide range of purposeful and leisure activities, either individually or with others. such as gardening, joining a choiror a casual singalong, walking, art classes, fitness, Tai Chi, a well stocked library, playing chess or other games, puzzles and quizzes, trips to the theatre and art exhibitions, wreath laying at remembrance day, a hair and beauty salon, and the opportunity to make '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. yourself a 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 choice, 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 hotel' model where the residents are family. in the wider Such a place makes you feel safe and loved, that you are amongst friends, that you belong in this community, There is a third model of care that and that your life matters to the people mmunity:" pampered with luxury rooms and fittings (I have actually seen one with gold bath taps), glamorous lounges, want to live full and meaningful lives gourmet meals by Michelin chefs, a inasmall community with other like- full spa of course, and staff that is at minded people. The idea that people us - we are different, the beckand call of residents. I would is based on the idea that many people around you. There is such a place. Come and visit with dementia can live meaningful TOP 20 CA HOE dsdc Gold Award Rose Lodge, 2 Isca Road, Exmouth, Devon EXB 2EZ 01395 227071 + www.roselodgecarehome.co.uk Blog & dementia info: www.dementiacaredevon.co.uk CareQuality Outstanding Commission 2016

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