Dementia Care Services

Additional Support Where Needed

At Elder Homes, we try to ensure that everyone who choses to stay with us has the highest level of care and support. For this reason, when those staying with us are diagnosed or living with dementia, we have these additional supportive elements in place:

  • All staff trained to Promoting Excellence Informed Level (Scottish Social Service Council)
  • All direct care giving staff trained to Promoting Excellence Skilled Level
  • Currently 3 Dementia Ambassadors work within the home
  • One staff member qualified as a Scottish Dementia Champion
  • Identifiable visual prompts in yellow as research has proven that this makes reading easier for people living with Dementia
  • Talking mats - to help people living with Dementia to communicate effectively through images
  • Specialised crockery and cutlery
  • Our Dementia friendly garden which is secure, bright and colourful and is cared for by our residents’ Gardening Club
  • Small regular organised calm and peaceful outings where residents have 1-2-1 care
  • Dementia reference library for visitors and staff
  • The opportunity for relatives to be supported by our Dementia Champion and other staff, if needed, on a one to one basis

Our aim is to ensure that residents living with Dementia are treated with dignity in exactly the same way as all our other residents. Extra help is provided as and when required (as identified in their Care Plans) as discreetly as possible and our staff are kept up to date in good care practice. This includes training on key aspects of care such as NAPPI (Non-Abusive Physical and Psychological Intervention). This helps staff to identify behaviours that reflect or lead to stressed and destressed behaviours, helping them to support the person better.

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