“Feeling Mum would lose her identity was my biggest concern; she always valued her independence. But the staff are genuinely caring people who respected her dignity; she wasn’t just ‘another grey haired old lady’. They cared for her as much as we would have done.”
Being diagnosed with dementia can be a very difficult and confusing time for the individual and their loved ones, and it is only natural to feel anxious about what life in the future will be like. At Eversley we strongly believe that the transition into our care should be smooth and carefully assessed in order to minimise upset to all concerned.
Whether it’s a friendly face, a warm smile or taking time to listen, making a positive difference to someone’s day is important to us.
Residents who are experiencing memory loss benefit from our enlightened approach to dementia care, which stimulates, supports and comforts in a safe and homely environment. We are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for these residents, and we achieve this through our ‘Wings’ (Welcome, Individuality, Nurturing, Guidance, Sensitivity) philosophy of care. This award-winning approach is nationally recognized and our bespoke learning programme is designed to ensure that the person with a dementia is at the heart of everything we do.
We place great importance on the lives our residents have led and spend time with them and their family members to find out about their tastes, history, hobbies and interests. Family and friends are significant partners to us and we welcome feedback and suggestions at all times. The information shared helps us to create individual care plans for each individual, which are paramount in providing the best care, and also helps us get to know them well. Residents are supported to achieve their aims by taking part in meetings, surveys and one-to-ones where possible.
We have a spiritual and calm environment here at Eversley, and we have links with therapists, GPs, the church, chiropodists, and even have our own Caprice bath with three spa options.
Hydro Spa option gives the therapeutic effect of bathing with relaxing underwater muscle massage. The bubbling bath has air heaters, which maintain constant temperatures and keep the patient warm. Diffusers located along the floor of the bath mean that the massage can be controlled for preference.
Aroma Spa option uses the beneficial effects of essential oils for an aromatic bathing experience, creating the feeling of serenity and relaxation.
Colour Spa option has large integrated lights, which illuminate and colour the water. Coloured lights have positive psychological and physiological effects and can help maintain and restore health.
The spa range is designed to benefit those with disabilities, mental and behavioural disorders, as well as those who are visually, hearing and/or speech impaired.