The unique and evolving challenges of dementia
More than 850,000 individuals live with dementia in the UK, which is due to grow to over two million by 2050. The disease can present increasing challenges for those affected as well as for their loved ones and carers.
Asquith Hall’s highly skilled and passionate care teams possess wide-ranging experience in caring for people during different stages of dementia. We pride ourselves on nurturing a calm, therapeutic and person-centred environment filled with beneficial activities and events to enhance the happiness, safety and wellbeing of our ladies and gentlemen.
A modern approach to dementia care
Asquith Hall delivers holistic and person-centred dementia care, based on trust, respect and dignity.
The strong relationships we build with our ladies and gentlemen and their families allow for detailed, tailored care plans that maximise independence wherever possible. This includes getting to know individual tastes, needs, interests, likes and dislikes without a one-size-fits-all approach.
Our bespoke care plans are agreed before you or your loved one move into Asquith Hall and are regularly reviewed to ensure the highest standards of dementia care.
Furthermore, all of our ladies and gentlemen are actively encouraged to make Asquith Hall their home. This can be done by taking ownership of decorating their rooms, taking part in social activities with our warm community or sharing mealtimes with the support of our staff.
Asquith Hall provides a dementia-friendly environment, in a number of ways, to keep our ladies and gentlemen safe, active and mentally engaged.
A combination of daylight, overhead lights and discreet lighting throughout our home creates a safe and calm atmosphere for our ladies and gentlemen.
Furniture and furnishings
Dementia can affect spatial awareness and make it hard for individuals to distinguish colours and 3D objects, causing confusion and increasing the risk of falls. To mitigate this, our home is decorated with bright front doors for each bedroom, furniture with contrasting colour palettes and memory boxes on the walls.
We use visual cues around our home to help our ladies and gentlemen with dementia to go about their daily lives. This can include photos and labels on furniture to encourage independence and prompts on how to do day-to-day tasks.
Not being able to locate or use a toilet can cause anxiety when you have dementia, so our care teams make sure to keep the bathrooms of our ladies and gentlemen open and well-lit.
Keeping you safe
Asquith Hall is fitted with accessibility aids, cutting-edge alarms and sensors to keep you or your loved one safe, plus provides room and bed monitoring with nurse call systems.