Dementia care and support

Dementia Care and Support in Devon

 

Specialist dementia care and support focuses on living well with dementia and maximising what is possible at any stage of life. This is a very specialist area in which Southern Healthcare have great passion, experience, and expertise. Providing dementia care across Devon, we implement strategies developed by the highly regarded Dr David Sheard from Dementia Care Matters.

The emphasis is upon ensuring people are happy, meaningfully occupied and positively engaged. Southern Healthcare ensures that a huge emphasis is made upon a combination of loving companionship and a rich variety of meaningful activities. Whether that is exercise, arts/crafts, playing/hearing music, having fun and getting involved with games, or activities outside.

The individual person’s ‘lived’ experience can become much more enriched and normalised and perhaps is removed from what is commonly seen as possible or might be expected.

Our Approach Towards Dementia Care

 

Our approach to dementia care means that we are totally committed to developing meaningful relationships with people and maintaining a real sense of family. We place a strong emphasis on our Devon care homes feeling like home, and not just places of care. Our homes have kind staff, who are genuinely loving and very skilled.

These features require meaningful connection, positive listening and consistency between the spoken word, actual practice and body language, and are essential for such positive engagement.

For a number of years, our care homes have been engaged with some of the leading thinkers of dementia care innovation, including key elements of practical psychology, principles of leadership and the building of relationships that have enabled us to strive for excellence in what we do.

Southern Healthcare is incredibly proud to be part of the movement that is redefining the boundaries of what is possible in dementia care and support in Devon.