Bethany Homestead has a limited number of beds for those living with mild dementia (Subject to Trustees approval).
Our aim is to focus on a persons key strengths, helping our residents to live an active and fulfilling life as is possible.
Bethany Homestead understands that every resident deserves care tailored to their individual personal and well-being needs whilst ensuring that privacy, independence and dignity, religious and social well-being are priorities communication is at the heart of all this. Often people experiencing dementia have difficulty communicating, which in turn can lead to a sense of isolation. We work with them through daily activities to find ways in which they can re-engage with their families.
"We focus on what our residents can do rather than what they can’t."
We try to gain an insight into our resident's life through life histories built up with support from the resident's family and friends. These histories are incorporated into the care plans of each individual and shared across all their carer's. With support from our activities co-ordinator we try to recapture events from their younger years and through one to one reminiscence and sensory based activities, memory boards and boxes, community and group interaction just to name a few it enables positive connections and purposeful moments which are ideal for both the individual and the staff during everyday interactions.