High quality dementia care in a homely environment

Finding out that your loved one has dementia can be one of the most difficult times in anyone’s life. When the time comes that additional support is needed, making the decision to move them into a care home can also be a challenge. However, we are here to support you throughout the whole process.

What is dementia care?

Dementia is a progressive disease, symptoms can start off small but progress quickly as time goes on. Due to this your loved one may not initially need additional care, however as symptoms get worse they may become a damage to themselves and those around them. Dementia care offers the balance between independence and stimulation but also safety and support.

Our homes are designed to incorporate dementia standards and the environment is designed to create a safe and dementia-friendly environment which helps residents stay well oriented. The home is divided into smaller units which helps to create a calm and homely environment.

Residents are also welcome to personalise their rooms with furniture, personal items and pictures of family. We work with residents to customise their environment with familiar items to protect their sense of personal identity and live as independently as possible.

Is dementia care the right choice?

Once your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it is up to you and your support network the next steps. However, like other care, there are key signs when your loved one has to have additional measures for their own good and safety.

Food and nutrition

At Chestnut Lodge we provide a varied diet, including covering personal dietary needs and halal produce. We provide three meals a day as well as snacks for all our residents as well as special treats alongside activities.

Meet the manager,
Comfort Chibuye

I am a nurse by profession, I qualified as a nurse and midwife 30 years ago. I have a lot of experience working with the elderly in care homes as a nurse, home manager and in the Regional team and care is my passion.

I believe I have all values of the 6 Cs that underpin the culture and practice in social care. The values and mission of Silverline Care are very much at the core of my practice. Putting people first is my priority.

Comfort Chibuye, manager at Chestnut Lodge

Frequently asked questions

Can I add my own furniture to the room?

We provide all rooms with a bed, drawers and wardrobe. We encourage you to add as much personalisation as possible in the rooms, if you wish to include your own furniture such as drawers etc. that is no problem, however our beds are designed for the care of your loved one so it is not recommended these are swapped.

What is included in costs?

Your loved ones are supported by us 24 hours a day, your fees cover this care as well as all other living costs including food, laundry, heating, washing and accommodation.

Does the room come with a tv and wifi?

Yes all of our rooms have a tv and wifi is provided throughout the home. We also have communal areas which host tv.

When can I visit my loved one?

We want your loved one to feel as much at home as possible, so we do not have any visiting times, come as you please. We only ask that unless you have plans to eat try not come during meal times as this can result in confusion and upset to routine.

When is the right time for a care home?

We understand deciding when the right time is for a loved one to move into a care home can be a difficult decision. Some signs may include:

  • They need specialist care including nursing and dementia.
  • They are struggling with everyday tasks and may be a detriment to themselves and others.
  • They may be struggling with everyday loneliness.
  • They are struggling to maintain good hygiene and diet without support.
Will you be able to support my loved one if needs change?

If your loved one comes into our home on a residential basis and ends up needing additional support whether that be nursing or dementia, we are here to do that.

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