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Dementia Care


C A R E TYPES OF CARE REST HOMES DEMENTIA UNIT LONG TERM CARE HOSPITAL SPECIALIST LONG TERM CARE Rest homes provide 24/7 Dementia units provide Long-stay hospitals Psychogeriatric care is a hour care by trained staff. care to people with provide 24-hour health high level of care for People at rest homes can dementia or other mental care for people with high people with very high do some daily tasks illness. Dementia units clinical needs. Most levels of dementia or themselves, but cannot provide the same services residents cannot move challenging behaviours live independently in their as rest homes in a secure without the help of own home. environment and will have another person, and need staff trained in specialist assistance to do most daily dementia care. tasks. P L A N N I N G | 2 4

the move planning ahead If at all possible, introduce the person with dementia to the new facility gradually so the place becomes a little more familiar and a little less confusing and frightening. Keep as much familiarity as possible ahead of time have the person's room ready with a few photos and familiar items such as recognisable pictures or paintings on the wall, and familiar bed coverings. Another suggestion is to make a small photo album with short pieces of text to explain who/ what is in the photo, this will give the care facility a way to get to know the person and develop a rapport with them. Expect a period of adjustment. During this initial moving stage it will take time for both the person with dementia as well as you to adjust to the new situation.

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