There are many challenges that dementia can present, both for the individual, and for the people around them. There’s no doubt that it can change the lives of entire families, and we understand that in many cases isn’t possible to manage the needs of sufferers at home. That’s where we come in, providing dedicated residential care at our specialist dementia care home in Sussex.
Becoming disorientated is a common characteristic of dementia, so we make it as easy as possible for residents to recognise different areas of the home. Our reception rooms are zoned, for example, so that it’s easier to distinguish each one from each other. Memory loss is one of the most well known aspects of dementia, so we regularly hold reminisce sessions to help residents get in touch with their pasts. Whilst the condition is known for reducing people’s judgement, understanding and thinking speed, our dedicated team are trained to encourage resident’s independence and decision making as much as possible. We promote freedom of choice and ensuring all of the people in our care enjoy a high quality of life their way.
Residents and families aren’t just supported by the Fairdene Lodge team; we regularly welcome Brighton & Hove In-reach team. They consist of specialist dementia nurses and occupational therapists. These wonderful people provide valuable advice and guidance to residents, relatives, and staff.
We’re proud for Fairdene Lodge to be such a popular dementia care home in Sussex. We’re always happy to answer any questions about the care we provide via the contact details here.