When do dementia patients need 24 hour care?
The level, type and amount of care a dementia patient needs will vary according to the severity of the dementia symptoms they experience. Dementia care can range from occasional support in the individual’s own home, to round-the-clock, 24 hour dementia care in a specialist dementia care home.
The right type of dementia care for an individual will ensure that they are safe, their physical and emotional well-being needs are met, and they are able to live the life they choose, regardless of their dementia diagnosis.0
Some specialist dementia care homes are able to offer expert, 24 hour care for dementia patients, alongside residential care, respite breaks and dementia day care. Person-centred dementia care is tailored to the individual’s needs and helps them to manage and adapt to their dementia symptoms. It also empowers them to retain and discover treasured hobbies and interests, keep their brain and body active, and remain as independent as possible.
All dementia care offered by Somerset Care is based on the principle of PETALS, which stands for Person-centred, Empowerment, Trust, Activities, Life history and Stimulation. We have developed this approach to dementia care to ensure that our dementia care plans are truly tailored to the needs and wishes of the individual and their loved ones.