The many advantages of life in a residential care home for those living with dementia

Residential care offers a huge range of benefits to people living with dementia but the decision as to when
is the right time to make the move is never an easy one. Change can be scary but it’s important not to let
your worries take over. A loved one’s quality of life can be much improved in a care home where expert
care and support are on hand and new opportunities for companionship and social activity abound.

Let’s consider the many benefits a move to a care home can bring…

  1. Safety and Security
    Care homes have staff on duty 24 hours a day so you always have the reassurance of knowing
    support is at hand whenever needed. No more worries about whether your loved one is managing
    to keep warm, eat properly and remember to take medication on time – or worse still, whether they
    will wander and get lost, or be left stranded on their own if they have a fall or are taken ill. You can
    enjoy the peace of mind knowing help will always be available night and day in a comfortable, safe
  2. Expert care
    Care home staff in homes that specialize in dementia care have a wealth of knowledge and skills
    that help them develop greater understanding of how those living with dementia see and understand
    their world. This understanding enables them to provide an environment that is both supportive and
    reassuring to help residents retain their sense of connection and purpose, and deliver the best
    quality care.
  3. Companionship
    Loneliness is a huge problem among older generations, and for people living with dementia the
    problem can be made worse if anxiety and loss of confidence lead them to becoming isolated and
    withdrawn. A lively care home environment provides your loved one with lots of opportunities to
    socialize easily, offering them companionship, renewed confidence and often, a new zest for life.
  4. Activities on hand to keep mind and body fit
    Improving quality of life is an important reason for making the move to residential care, and care
    homes offer a range of activities and therapies to provide both stimulation and enjoyment. So
    whether your loved one wants the opportunity to continue with existing hobbies or explore
    something new, there will be lots of opportunities to get involved in a supportive and encouraging
  5. Nutritious meals
    Getting the right nutrients is important at any stage of life, but particularly so for older people living
    with dementia. Mealtimes are a sociable occasion and can provide an enjoyable routine within the
    day. By taking into account individual dietary needs and preferences, care homes are able to
    provide delicious, wholesome meals and drinks at regular intervals so you can rest easy knowing
    your loved one will get all the nutrition they need.

Ambleside Care Home in Bexhill on Sea is the ideal place for people living with dementia to experience the best quality of life in their later years.

Ambleside is a dedicated dementia care home. We specialize in caring for people who have dementia
and have invested heavily in training our staff in the latest techniques to help them increase their
understanding of how those living with dementia see and understand their world.

Whatever the type of behaviour, we will likely have experienced it before and know how to deal with it in the best possible way. This enhanced understanding and our wealth of practical experience, enables us to provide effective care and achieves a better quality of life for your loved one.

Contact us at Ambleside Care Home, Bexhill on Sea to see how we could help you and to find out
more about our full time dementia residential care or short term respite and day care.