Dementia care in Gateshead is at its very best at Fellingate. We are specialists in dementia care and recognise that a person with dementia is, first and foremost, a person – unique and with a rich history of experiences, abilities, skills, knowledge, preferences, desires and personality.
Dementia is when the brain is affected a disease. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion, problems with speech and understanding and these differ from person to person.
We have a dedicated dementia specialist. As well our carers are specially trained to provide tailored dementia care that enhances quality of life.
Responding to the Individual
We care for residents living with dementia as individuals. Our focus is to respond to the individual and support what they can do with a personalised care plan. We look for opportunities to build on their strengths and abilities to find ways to compensate for losses brought by dementia.
Our approach to dementia care respects the uniqueness of each person rather than focusing on the diagnosis of dementia. We use the resident’s life story to build a picture of their preferences, lifestyle, history, family, likes and dislikes. Their life story supports the person in expressing themselves by talking about their lives and experiences.
For those providing care and support, this approach enables them to see the person rather than the symptoms of the illness and to tailor meaningful activities and daily life accordingly. Our trained carers complete detailed care plans. We make the plans with the help of the residents, their family and friends. Plans are used daily to maintain the identity and dignity of the person as the dementia progresses. They provide important information, such as how they like their cup of tea.
Safe and Supportive Environment
Dementia care presents specific challenges and so requires much more than simply carrying out a series of practical tasks.
Our care homes offer dementia care in safe, supportive, specially adapted environments that maximise a person’s independence and enhance their self-esteem.
Our residents have the opportunity to move around safely and enjoy their home.
We understand the importance of access to the outdoors as it provides the opportunity for exercise, fresh air, relieves tension and anxiety and offers personal space for reflection and privacy. Our care home has a private, secure garden with easy access and pathways you can follow safely.
We strive to ensure our approach to dementia care reflects best practices. We provide advanced on-going training in all areas of dementia care for each member of the care home team. This ensures everyone is knowledgeable and confident in their approach and care delivery.
Fellingate, providing high quality dementia care in Gateshead.
Visit Fellingate Care Home and Meet our Residents
We feel that a Care Home should be like a home from home, so choosing the right Care Home with the right facilities is very important. But we do not expect you to take our word for it.
Therefore we would like to invite you to meet our staff and residents and experience for yourself the warm atmosphere, the excellent standards of comfort and the strong companionship.
Call our manager at Fellingate and arrange a visit to spend some time with us. We will be happy to arrange transport, at no cost, to you or any family members who you may wish to bring with you.
If you wish, we can arrange a trial stay in consultation with the Social Services Department if necessary.
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