Gittisham Hill House – Dementia Care
Specialist dementia care for residents
Trained teams of carers and nursing staff overseen by our dedicated manager Carol Dight provide intensive support and care for those who require it as a result of their condition.
For those living with dementia complicated by further nursing needs, any move can be confusing and create care challenges. Staff pay particular attention to ensuring residents feel safe and secure from the minute they move into the care home. Particular design aspects aimed at comfort and familiarity, such as picture prompts, bygone memorabilia and memory boxes, are included.
Staff work closely with residents, their loved ones where appropriate, and other professionals to ensure every nursing, care and support need is provided.
As at other Retirement Villages locations there are no ‘off the shelf’ dementia care packages. The support provided to every resident is as individual as they are and as flexible as it needs to be throughout their time at Gittisham.
Working with dementia care professionals
When necessary the input of external professionals is called upon and, as a result, staff have developed close working relationships with care experts in the county.
The ethos is to provide the support necessary to ensure clients are able to enjoy life safely, securely and as independently as possible. To that end, clients are encouraged to take part in decision making, to join in activities if they wish and to welcome guests throughout the day.
Every bedroom is comfortably furnished with residents encouraged to bring in personal possessions. The care home has its own dedicated dining room.
Shared spaces are comfortably decorated to provide a very home from home environment with everything possible done to ensure clients feel safe and secure at all times.
Find out about the other care options available at Gittisham Hill House
For those who wish to remain independent in their own property, domiciliary care is also available at Gittisham Hill Park.