Renaissance Care’s staff receive specialist training, enabling them to meet the needs of residents living with dementia in our homes. We spend time getting to know the person and the family and develop connections that will assist with their care. We always prioritise early interventions using calm, person-centred approaches, particularly during period of distress. The nurturing relationships that develop between our staff and residents is a key element in maintaining a happy and comfortable lifestyle within our homes.
We know a diagnosis of dementia impacts the whole family. This is why Renaissance Care places as much care and support for families as we do for residents. We urge friends and relatives to spend time at the home, getting to know the environment and the people and we welcome you to join in our activities and wellbeing events. Spending this quality time with your loved one, knowing personal care needs are met, positively enhances relationships, allowing you to enjoy the special moments together once again.
We aim to support with person-centred interactions such as music and sensory therapies (to name just a few). We can offer you continued learning to you help understand your loved ones dementia journey and how you can best support them during this time. Our homes have a network of local partners helping our residents to foster friendships and remain connected to the community they love. These include schools, charities, reminiscent groups and dementia cafes.
We think it’s vital to empower people living with dementia to make their own care choices. At Renaissance Care we spend time uncovering the things that matter most to our residents, and then we find ways to support them. We are committed to enabling resident’s independent decisions, from the way their room is decorated to the clothes they wear, and from the menu choices they make to the activities they enjoy. Care really is driven by the individual.
Dementia Care Homes that Cherish Individual Lifestyles
At Renaissance Care, we are dedicated to providing exceptional support to individuals living with dementia. With a strong focus on preserving the identity and dignity of residents, we offer a wide range of activities tailored to individual interests and abilities.
From stimulating reminiscence therapy, creative art and music sessions, and sensory experiences; our engaging, person-centered activities promote cognitive wellbeing and emotional fulfilment.
We understand and recognise the importance of staying connected to the people and communities that matter most to our residents. That's why we organise regular outings to familiar places -beaches, cafes, garden centres, shops and restaurants - as well as opportunities to explore exciting new environments – local tourist attractions, football stadiums and community clubs to name a few - this helps to foster a sense of belonging and participation in the wider community.
Activities are programmed to be inclusive for everyone to ensure those who are physically unable to join excursions, events or activities continue to benefit from 1:1 protected time. Our wellbeing and care teams have a unique understanding of creating meaningful moments for all, this could be reading together or listening to music. These moments are important for every resident in our care.
Through innovative technology and well-planned visits, we ensure that our residents stay connected with their loved ones in a meaningful and positive way.
Our compassionate and nurturing environments promote comfort, joy, and fulfilment as residents continue their journey through life.
What’s the biggest difference between Alzheimers and Dementia?
Dementia is a general term for adecline in mental ability, while Alzheimer's is a specific disease that is the most common cause of dementia. Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia. All types of dementia cause a decline in mental ability, but the symptoms and progression of the disease can vary depending on the type.
When should someone living with Dementia consider a move into care?
As dementia progresses, a person with dementia may need to move into full-time care. The decision should be based on their individual needs, including the severity of the dementia, their ability to live safely at home, and the availability, and ability, of support at home.
Are next of kin responsible for care home fees?
In the UK, next of kin are not legally responsible for paying care home fees. The individual receiving care is responsible for the fees, but a financial assessment (including assets, income,health needs, and care plan) will be carried out to determine any required contributions. Next of kin may voluntarily agree to pay some or all of the fees, but this should be done in writing and with legal advice.
How often can I visit my loved one in a care home?
There is no set rule on how often you can visit your loved one in a care home. The most important thing is to find a frequency that works for both you and your loved one. Some people prefer to visit every day, while others prefer to visit once a week – there’s no right or wrong answer. Aim to visit regularly, but it’s important to be flexible and adaptable to your visiting schedule to accommodate any change of circumstance.
There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types. That's why it's important that care and support for people living with dementia is personal to each individual.
A diagnosis of dementia can be overwhelming, not only for the person receiving the diagnosis, but also for their friends and family
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