dementia care gold coast
  • August 04 2023
  • Dementia Care

4 ways aged care facilities support individuals living with Dementia

Creating a nurturing environment for your loved ones is one of the most important roles of an aged care facility and when your loved ones are also living with Dementia, it becomes vital. The right environment will help your loved one maintain cognitive function, and enhance their emotional well-being and quality of life. 

The experienced Dementia care team at HillView Ashmore and HillView Merrimac understand how meaningful activities and a supportive and caring approach can bring joy and connection to individuals living with Dementia and always go above and beyond to make all residents feel right at home. 

If you’ve reached the point where transitioning your loved one into a residential aged care home is the right decision, it’s important to understand the significant benefits that come with this choice.

It’s a safe and supportive environment

Both our HillView Care homes have round-the-clock security to keep our residents safe, which can be especially important for people living with Dementia. 

As well as physical safety, we also ensure that our Dementia care team creates a safe and supportive space where residents feel comfortable having conversations about their life. This helps to build social interaction between residents and the care team and helps residents maintain a sense of identity and self-worth. 

Through reminiscence therapy, we also encourage our residents to recall and share memories of the past. Through easy and casual conversation we can help residents connect with memories and think of happy times in their past. 

Person-centred care

We prioritise person-centred care at HillView Care. For residents living with Dementia it’s essential that their individual and unique needs are recognised and they receive care that considers their specific requirements, preferences and interests.  We tailor our care plans to provide everything they need to feel right at home at HillView Care. 

Our Dementia care team has specialised skills to take care of individuals living with Dementia and have the knowledge and skills to manage Dementia-related behaviours, promote cognitive stimulation and enhance their overall well-being. 

Encouraging lifelong learning 

At HillView Care, we strongly believe in the power of lifelong learning to foster self-expression and create meaningful experiences for our residents. Our lifestyle team provide a wide range of engaging events and activities for our residents to help them connect with their hobbies and enhance fine motor skills and build social connections.  

Medication management

Whether your loved one is still living independently, or in your care, we know managing medication can be a significant challenge for some people. At HillView Care, our team will oversee that medication is administered correctly and keep a comprehensive record every step of the way, giving you the peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the correct dosage of their prescribed medications at the right time every day. 

If providing care for your loved one who is living with Dementia, HillView Care understands the complexities of Dementia and offers a supportive and compassionate environment for individuals. Our dedicated Gold Coast Dementia care team prioritises the unique needs of each patient, providing round-the-clock care within a safe and nurturing environment.

At HillView Care, our primary goal is to ensure the well-being and happiness of all our residents, particularly those living with Dementia. We recognise the significant role we play in supporting individuals through their Dementia journey. 

To learn more about our facilities and services, we invite you to book a tour or get in touch with us at 07 5559 3222. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

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