Living with a diagnosis of Dementia creates many challenges and is an emotional time for you & your family. The decision to explore residential care for yourself or a loved one can be an overwhelming time. We at Sonas want to help you to navigate your way through this journey. We hope to guide you through your concerns, & identify your needs. We want to welcome you to our home, meet our teams & other residents, explore the activity provision and gather all the information you need to enable you to make your decision.
Our core values of Teamwork, Empowerment, Advocacy, Warmth, Energy & Empathy underpin all of the care we deliver at Sonas Nursing Homes. The fundamentals of achieving excellence in Dementia Care is to ensure the care we provide is person centred & meaningful. The care we deliver will strive to enhance the physical & mental well-being of the person living with Dementia. Each person’s dementia journey is unique and we recognise the importance of delivering care that incorporates the person’s life experiences and quality of life.
We at Sonas will ensure the care afforded to you or your loved one is delivered by exemplifying our core values & purpose and in compliance with the National Standards for residential care settings for the older person.
Dementia is the umbrella term used to describe a group of illnesses that effect a person’s cognition. The teams at Sonas Nursing Homes are highly trained & skilled to care for all types of Dementia. Some of the types of Dementia we specialise in include;
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Frontotemporal dementia or FTD
- Korsakoff’s syndrome
- Vascular Dementia
- Parkinson’s Dementia
Cognitive stimulation activities are an important element of the care we deliver to our residents living with Dementia. We spend time getting to know our residents through life story work and reminiscence therapy. Our experienced Activities Coordinators are skilled in developing and delivering person centred activities based on the person’s life experiences, likes & dislikes. Each home has a varied and comprehensive activity programme that includes; music, exercise, seasonal celebrations, cognitive stimulation, sensory & reminiscence therapy.
Dementia Care Training & Experience
At Sonas Nursing homes, our teams are highly skilled & experienced in delivering person centred dementia care. We understand the importance of our residents having quality of life, and our teams have attended tailored training courses to gain knowledge and understanding of the key elements of dementia care. Some of the areas our teams are trained in include;
- Understanding Dementia
- Enhancing the experience of living with Dementia
- Responding to behaviours that challenge
- Safeguarding the vulnerable person