Dementia Care in Tyne and WearDementia Friendly care home based in Houghton-le-Spring
Dementia Friendly Care Home
At Springfield House we strive to give good quality information to our residents, their families, friends and carers about the condition and the availability of local services as well as support groups. Our shared vision is that by 2016 we will be a fully integrated and completely ‘Dementia Friendly’ organisation recognised for consistently delivering; safe, personal and effective care.
We will deliver individualised care that supports both the person with dementia and provides easily accessible family support. Springfield Care Homes will refresh their approach by listening, involving and engaging people with dementia and their families to improve dementia care.
We are a ‘Dementia Friendly’ organisation with environments that promote better outcomes, reducing episodes of avoidable harm for residents with dementia.
All our staff will have completed Dementia Awareness, including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty (Dols), education sessions at levels appropriate to their role by 2016.
For further information please see our full Dementia Strategy.
What is dementia?
Dementia is the name for a group of illnesses that affect the brain. Although there are several types of dementia, the most common is Alzheimer’s disease. Early signs of dementia are someone becoming forgetful and confused. They can begin forgetting people’s names or forget how to get home. In the later stages people can find everyday tasks, such as shopping, increasingly difficult.
Looking for Dementia Care?
Are you presently caring for a person with dementia?
If you are looking for a dementia-friendly care home in the borough of Sunderland, Newcastle, or Durham give us a call. Springfield house is recognised for consistently delivering; safe, personal and effective care.