The number of elderly people living with dementia in the UK is growing exponentially. In recognising the growing need for superior facilities for this group of service users, we have designed our home to provide the most comfortable, supportive, secure and safe environment.
Many small details that actually mean so much to the care and sense of well-being of residents with dementia have been incorporated into the design of the home.
- Specialist management and care support team with expertise in mental health issues
- Zero "self-harm" en-suite bathrooms
- Hi definition bathroom sanitary ware to aid recognition and recall
- Large personalised name/photo identification of bedrooms
- Contained and secure gardens and outdoor patio areas
- Wide and spacious public areas that provide "wander ways"
- 24 hour carer call alarm in every bedroom
The most important aspect of dementia care is that it should first and foremost be personal to the resident. At Gold Care Home we make sure that, before anything else, we take the time to get to know each resident as an individual - their personal history, lifestyle and personality, defining and directing our care for who they are. We work very closely and value our relationship with each resident's family in supporting their loved one's care requirements.
The ability to maintain relationships with family and friends is fundamental to dementia care - our entire dementia care philosophy recognises the importance of making residents' loved ones feel welcome whenever they visit.
- There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.
- There are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.
- 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes.
- More than 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK are affected.
- There are an estimated 35.6 million people living with dementia and the numbers affected will double every 20 years, rising to 115.4 million in 2050.
- Another 7.7 million people will develop dementia around the world every year.
- 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.
- Two thirds of the cost of dementia is paid by people with dementia and their families.
- Unpaid carers supporting someone with dementia save the economy £11 billion a year.
- Dementia is one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a country we spend much less on dementia than on these other conditions.
- There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK.
- 70% of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems
- Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
- Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis
For more facts and information, you can visit the Alzheimer's Society website on http://www.alzheimers.org.uk