At Colten Care we offer a completely different dementia care experience, guided by our philosophy of ‘living well with dementia.’ Our dedicated dementia communities promote a stimulating and engaging environment where residents who are living with dementia can live life at their own pace, maintaining a sense of purpose, independence and belonging.
‘All about Me’ is the heart of our approach to our dementia care. We meet residents and families face to face, taking time to fully understand and discuss their individual circumstances before helping plan the way ahead. We strive to provide the highest standards of person and family-centred care, championing dignity, respect and consistency.
Our teams have in-depth training and understand the complexities of dementia care, aware that everyone is at a different place in their dementia journey. Residents’ individual care plans – ‘All About Me’ – recognise this individual journey, and families meet with the home team to review these plans on a regular basis, making adjustments where needed to align care at all levels to the changing dementia needs.
We always have a ‘can do’ attitude and aim to make every day a fulfilled day, doing everything possible to enable residents to live well with dementia.
Our philosophy of living well with dementia is truly evidenced in everything we do.
We promote a stimulating and engaging environment where residents can live life at their own pace, maintaining a sense of purpose, independence and belonging, continuing to develop and maintain relationships.
Our dedicated dementia homes each have a dedicated Companionship Team. The Teams support residents to share in activities, retain practical skills, pursue lifelong passions and even take up new interests.
“The carers and nursing staff have a lovely relationship with my mum and have a good understanding of her dementia and the anxieties it brings her.” – H E, Daughter of Resident at Linden House Dedicated Dementia Home
Kay Gibson is our Admiral Nurse, a specialist dementia care nurse working in partnership with the charity Dementia UK, giving expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families facing the challenges of dementia.
Whether it’s to support a resident, relative or colleague, Kay’s role as an Admiral Nurse is pivotal in our continual drive towards excellence in dementia care and supporting families to overcome the challenges associated with dementia.
Kay works with families to provide support, advice and reassurance. This might be reviewing your loved one’s daily life plan, discussing medication or looking for hints and suggestions on how to get the most out of your care home visits, especially where someone with dementia is presenting complex behaviours.
With her extensive knowledge and qualifications in dementia, Kay primarily supports our dementia communities with clinical needs (such as nutrition and medication), social well-being needs (such as meaningful activities) and assists in the review of our dementia training and development of our dementia strategy.
You can talk to Kay anytime to seek advice or ask a question about the challenges associated with dementia.
Our nurses are available for all residents, at all times. We believe that’s the bedrock of a safe and happy home, providing nurse-led care to manage complex medical conditions, whilst ensuring all residents can stay within their familiar and comfortable home setting should their care needs change.
Our care teams assist with all aspects of daily living for our residents, from personal care to taking regular medications, working flexibly to promote independence providing support to maintain the physical care and comfort of residents.
Our residential care service is designed to provide a comfortable and relaxed home environment where home maintenance, laundry, cooking and housekeeping are taken care of on your behalf.
SHORT STAY & RESPITE
We offer the same high quality care services enjoyed by our long-term residents on a short-term basis. Whether it’s for a short period of recovery, a respite break or simply a trial run for those looking for a permanent move, we offer a home from home where residents can live their life, their way.
END OF LIFE
We want people to live well with us, making the most of every single day. If that means being together until the end of life, we want our residents to die well with dignity with family around, in familiar surroundings with staff they know well.