Memories are beautiful. Be it a favourite song, that special sweet treat, or even a photograph; memories have the power to put you right back in that moment. The older we get, the more we have to reminisce about. However, as we age, we may also be inflicted with one of the cruelest mental illnesses – dementia.
While there is no cure, medication is available to reduce the symptoms associated with it. Another essential part of the treatment process is having a reliable support system for the person impacted. Not only are they affected by memory loss and confusion, but they are also unable to look after themselves adequately.
Secure Homes for Dementia Patients
Here at Christadelphian Aged Care, we are highly trained and exceptionally compassionate about caring for the elderly. Our dementia-specific aged care facilities evidence this.
While we have beautiful self-care retirement villages available, we know that this not a suitable option for those requiring a high level of care. This is why we also have eight comfortable and modern homes for our residents who need this additional assistance.
It is here where we have created safe, secure, and welcoming spaces for those suffering from not only dementia but from other cognitive and behavioural difficulties as well. It is also here that they will receive the support and the care that they need.
Our homes for dementia patients also have access to our lush gardens and outdoor areas. This is so important in the course of treatment as it allows patients to connect with nature and interact with other residents and staff while walking and enjoying the fresh air.
Specialised Programs for Dementia Patients
Those who have dementia may become withdrawn, antisocial or may develop a need to stay indoors where these symptoms will only be exacerbated. Allowing them to experience the joy of the outdoors is an excellent way for them to feel connected again and not isolated.
We have also developed lifestyle programs that are explicitly tailored for residents with memory and behavioural difficulties. Human interaction is also encouraged indoors, allowing residents to engage with other people to feel a sense of community and to know that they’re not alone.
This is an essential part of our philosophy at Christadelphian Aged Care, as we believe in a holistic approach, which is why we rely so heavily on pastoral care. Physical care is, of course, essential but so is ensuring that our patients’ and residents’ emotional and spiritual needs are met.
Our staff are trained in this and are on hand 24 hours a day to provide the highest and most professional level of support and care. You can rest assured that your loved ones will be safe and expertly looked after at our dementia care homes.
In addition to providing this care, we also offer a range of activities for our residents to enjoy, which include regular bus outings and church services for different denominations. We are, in fact, a Bible-based centre and allow our love of and devotion for God to guide us in our work.
To ensure that we can provide the best care as soon as possible, please have a look at all of the requirements that need to be adhered to before we welcome your loved one to Christadelphian Aged Care.
When dealing with dementia or any other cognitive difficulty, we know that change can be traumatic. We will do our best to make sure that we make the transition period easy. We want your parents or loved ones to be as comfortable as possible, and we will do everything that we can to ensure this.
We understand that this is an important step in their journey and know that you may have questions or concerns about our dementia aged care facilities. We’re here to provide answers and reassurances. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call; we’d love to help.