Choosing A Care Home For People Living With Dementia

I can only imagine how difficult it must be to watch a loved one struggle with dementia. While you may not be in a position to care for them yourself your number one priority is going to be choosing a care home that can cater to their specific needs. If this is your first time selecting a care home the choices can be overwhelming and you may not know what to look for. Thankfully Barchester Healthcare have compiled a handy guide to choosing a dementia care home.

There is a lot to consider, one of the most important factors being the feel of the place. Does the care home feel safe and friendly? Would you be happy to live there yourself? If you answered yes to both of those then you are off to a good start.

Another massive consideration is the staff. Have they had specialist dementia training? Do they come across as positive? These are the people who are going to be caring for and spending time with your loved one, you need to be sure that they are the right people for all involved. 

Interests/activities - are the residents happy and engaged, taking part in activities? Is there a sense of community in the home?

This is just a small example of the kind of things that you need to consider when selecting the right care home for a loved one with dementia. If you are in this unfortunate position please download the checklist and guide, either below or by clicking here, it will be a massive help. 

Visit Barchester.com to find out more about dementia care and to locate homes in your area that offer this service.

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