Our philosophy is based upon the belief that those living with dementia should be supported and treated as individuals.
We encourage and promote independence, individual choice, rights, fulfilment, privacy and dignity along with spiritual and cultural beliefs. We achieve this through activity programmes designed to encourage mental alertness, self-esteem and social interaction with other residents whilst recognising the following core values of care, which are fundamental to the philosophy of our Home:
- PRIVACY: Residents have the right to be left alone and undisturbed when they wish. Residents have opportunities to spend time with their visitors in a private area should they wish.
- DIGNITY: Residents dignity is respected at all times, from ensuring staff address by the name of their choice through to respecting their decision making for their day to day activities.
- INDEPENDENCE: Residents will be encouraged to take safe risks and will be encouraged to make their own decisions, thinking and acting for themselves.
- CHOICE: Choices are given at every opportunity, from meals to activities.
- RIGHTS: Our staff members ensure the Human Rights Act 1998 is adhered to at all times. The use of advocates is strongly encouraged should a resident need assistance in exercising their rights.
- FULFILMENT: Residents are encouraged to identify their own goals and meaningful activities.
- SPIRITUAL: Residents are encouraged to express their preferences regarding cultural, spiritual and religious beliefs.
- CONFIDENTIALITY: Resident’s right to confidentiality is safeguarded at all times.
- ACCESS TO INFORMATION: Every resident has a right to information about the objectives of their care and a detailed explanation of the service being offered.
- CONSULTATION: Residents are supported to make informed choices about their future.
- MEDICATION: Residents are fully informed about their medication needs.