What Is Dementia Nursing Care?
Dementia nursing care involves specialist support for those living with complex healthcare needs as a result of the condition they are living with. A nurse’s role in dementia care is about providing empathy and a listening ear, as well as responding to a variety of specific healthcare needs – from ensuring residents are receiving adequate fluids and nutrition, to adjusting ways of communication to help those experiencing short-term memory issues.
Specialist Dementia Nursing Care Homes
So, what can you expect from care homes with dementia nursing services? At Avery, some of our care homes with nursing and dementia support work with local primary care services to provide support for residents who are living with more complex dementia needs. Staff in these homes receive additional and more specialist training, and are supported by the ReConnect Dementia Team within Avery Healthcare.
For residents living with dementia, the world can change very quickly and it’s easy to feel disconnected from much that was once recognisable and familiar. Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing, but as our population ages, the number of people living with some form of dementia will continue to increase.
Most people living with dementia and in a care setting generally have another long-term condition, such as diabetes, arthritis or Parkinson’s disease. In most of these instances, staff in our residential homes can provide the right level of care for such residents with support from community nursing teams.
Some residents living with dementia that have multiple health conditions, and require a higher or more concentrated level of nursing care, are cared for in our care homes with nursing and dementia support. These homes are staffed 24 hours a day by fully qualified and highly experienced nurses that have had professional training in dementia care.
What Does a Nursing Care Plan for Dementia Involve?
As part of our dementia nursing care services, each of our residents has a personalised care plan tailored to their individual needs. Every nursing care plan for dementia is continually reviewed to ensure that support remains appropriate for that person. From medication administration to meal preferences and personal care, we take a holistic approach to assessing the physical, psychological and social needs of those we care for. We pride ourselves on making the transition into one of our nursing dementia care homes as easy as possible, giving you peace of mind that your loved one is safe and well looked after.