Many people who have dementia will move into a care home when their dementia progresses to a certain stage. Some people have other illnesses or disabilities that make it difficult to remain at home after a dementia diagnosis. Some people may even need to move between care homes to ensure they receive a higher level of care. Good quality care preserves dignity, treats people with respect and promotes their independence – and it can dramatically improve the lives of care home residents who have dementia. Choosing the right luxury Southport nursing home is, therefore, of critical importance – but can be extraordinarily difficult.
Moving between care homes
Sometimes, it is necessary for a person with dementia who is living in a care home to move to a different one. A care home move can be a stressful experience, and people will react in a multitude of different ways. It is important that the move is carried out with proper planning and preparation. If the local authority moves a person to a different care home, they first carry out an assessment that considers the impact of the move on the person.
Moving DayThe person should be moved during the daytime and be accompanied by someone they know well. An optimistic attitude encourages the person with dementia to see it as a change for the better. It is best to give the person with dementia choice and control – as much as possible. For example, visit a couple of homes and let the person choose which one they would like to move to. If there are several bedrooms available at the new nursing home, then try to choose one that is as similar as possible to the person’s existing room. For example, you could choose a room with a similar layout or where the bathroom is located in the same direction as before.
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