Dementia Care in Haslemere - Chestnut View Care Home
At Chestnut View Care Home, we understand the unique challenges faced by people living with dementia. We offer person-centered care that meets the individual needs of all our dementia residents and support to their relatives. Our aim is to ensure each individual can live a fulfilling, happy and dignified life.
The Future Care Group is working with the University of Worcester’s Association for Dementia Studies to implement our new Dementia Strategy demonstrating its commitment to providing high-quality care for all residents living with dementia.
We are a leading provider of dementia care in the Haslemere area.
As with all Future Care homes, Chestnut View has Dementia Champions, elected by the Home Manager, to lead our Dementia Strategy. These individuals take responsibility for improving quality and ensuring people within our care homes have access to a full and varied range of activities which support their social engagement opportunities with both families and friends. They also provide advice, as well as practical and coaching support to our in-house team.
Circadian lighting system
We have installed a SmartCore circadian lighting system at the unit which provides artificial light that supports human biological cycles in the same way as natural light. The SmartCore solution delivers sophisticated lighting through the colour, intensity and location of light without complex programming. We are all governed, to some degree, by an internal body clock – a ‘circadian cycle’. Light is one of the biggest synchronisers, and the timing, intensity, and colour of light are key factors in regulating human circadian cycles.
Disturbances in human circadian rhythms can have a physiological and mental impact and often causes poor sleep patterns. This is heightened when a person suffers from some sort of cognitive condition, such as dementia or another severe memory problem.
We are committed to providing the best care and facilities for our dementia residents. Our approach includes:
- Creating environments that engage people with dementia
- Ensuring our staff are trained in experiential learning and have an enriched level of understanding of dementia progression and outcomes.
- Supporting with ‘Purposeful Days’ and `Moments of Joy`; helping them to retain their independence for as long as possible.
- Ensuring our residents have access 24/7 to nutritionally-balanced drinks, meals and snacks that enable the person with dementia to maintain optimum health.
- Redesigning texture-modified food, including Puree Food Molds, for individuals with dysphagia.
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