From Care Home Refurbishment to Raising Awareness of Dementia
It takes hard work to be at the forefront of dementia care in the UK.
At Cedars Care Group, we strive to ensure that our care homes are always at the forefront of the most comprehensive dementia care. Often this involves staying abreast of the latest technologies and therapeutic aids (or friends!), which tackle the symptoms of dementia and improve the life quality of our residents. It also involves the latest training, using state of the art techniques, for our care home staff.
But we don’t stop there. To make our home environments more
suited to the need of patients with dementia, we fit them out with specialist dementia wings, reminiscence settings, and sensory corridors -all purpose built to provide stimulation, and opportunities to engage, reflect
and re-establish old skills for our residents with dementia. But we don’t stop there either, because a vital part of improving quality of life for people with dementia, goes hand in hand with educating our communities about a disease that’s on the rise.
To that end, our Somerset care home, Winscombe Hall, hosted an open day earlier this month, following the refurbishment of the Halls. Staff at Winscombe Hall worked very hard leading up to the big day, and continue to do so in their endeavour to raise awareness within the community. The response we received from visitors and local news was fantastic!
Winscombe Hall staff are now working with Axbridge Town Council to make Axbridge a dementia friendly town. They’re also organising a dementia awareness walk, in which Winscombe Hall residents will take part. When speaking to local news, Cedars Care Group CEO, Ty Yilmaz encouraged this, saying, “Our residents benefit greatly from social interaction, so visits from families, friends, and closer links with the local community are key to their ongoing wellbeing.”
A great big thank you and well done, goes out to our Winscombe team for all their efforts, and for hosting a successful open day. Visitors paid lots of compliments to the Hall’s stunning refurbishment, and the response of the staff who were on hand to guide them and answer their questions. Whats on Bristol magazine, who joined us on the day, were so impressed that they selected Wincombe Hall to feature in their Diary of the Month for March!
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