The majority of our members of staff have had dementia training, and are 'dementia friends'. We work closely with the Alzheimers Society to share information with our staff and residents and work to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
We support people to live well with dementia in our care homes. We have pictorial dining menus and activity calendars. We also have accessible buildings and fully trained staff who support residents individually, getting to know their condition and needs. We liaise closely with families, and develop a personalised care plan for residents.
We are not registered as a dementia care provider with the CQC, however we are dementia friendly. Each new resident will have their needs assessed before moving into our care home.
We are members of the following local Dementia Action Alliances:
These alliances promote a number of local events which you are welcome to join, for example; singing down memory lane, carers support group, community cafe and information talks. To find out more about events near you please contact them directly - the contact details are on their websites (see link above), or visit their Facebook pages:
Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance Facebook
Wealden Dementia Action Alliance Facebook
If you would like more information, advice or support for living life with dementia, please visit the Alzheimer’s Society website. The Alzheimer's Society is a UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia.
Do people with dementia have to pay care home fees?
Before anyone moves into our care home, we complete an assessment to understand the level of care the older person needs, whether we can meet those needs, and also determine whether they can live in our community. At this assessment we identify whether someone's need is standard, medium or high, and the associated cost per week. People living with dementia in our care homes do have to pay care home fees.