At OSJCT, we offer day care facilities that feature tailored and enticing activities, companionship and care within a charming and safe environment. In some of our homes your relative has the option to use a bedroom for the day, where they can relax in-between activities and have meals if they choose to.
Who is day care suitable for?
Day care services are suitable for those living with dementia or who may have specialised individual care needs. The services enable those who care for a loved one to have some respite with the peace of mind that their relative is being well looked after.
What activities take place at our day care centres?
Each home has a dedicated Activities Co-ordinator who works closely with day care visitors and residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around everyone’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities are designed to be a source of fun and laughter and to help each person live their life to the full.
Many of the activities feature reminiscence therapy to aid those living with dementia to remember events, people and places using sight, touch, taste, smell and sound. A daily activity schedule for a home may include performances from entertainers, coffee mornings, art and craft, quizzes, exercise classes such as Zumba and Thai Chi, and visits from local petting farms.
Is Day Care flexible?
You don’t have to make a big commitment, our day care service is very flexible, and you can vary the times and days from week to week or month to month – have a chat to your nearest home to find out what’s available.
What are the benefits of dementia respite care for a carer?
For a person caring for someone with dementia, a day of practical support has been proven to have significant benefits for all; whether it is looking for an opportunity to socialise and meet others, get a little help or just have a bit of a break to run errands.
Day services offer a little respite and the peace of mind that your relative is well looked after. Additionally, this time can also mean that you can receive support and advice from trained employees and volunteers, should you feel this is something that would be of benefit.
Why choose an OSJCT Dementia Respite Day Centre?
The OSJCT team has worked hard to develop a unique Dementia Care Framework which has been implemented in all our homes and schemes that specialise in dementia care.
This Framework draws on learnings from OSJCT with input from colleagues, volunteers and families, collaborating partners and published best practice. The Framework guides our employees, detailing the knowledge and skills that they should aspire to achieve with their specific role. The Framework has been developed to take account of sector specific standards: the principles of the National Dementia Declaration, The National Dementia Strategy and NICE Dementia Quality Standards, which describe what good dementia care should look like.
We understand that living with dementia brings its own challenges and each person’s experience is unique. However, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can still enjoy an independent and fulfilling life. Our dementia specialist care homes offer services in safe, supportive, specially designed environments that maximise a person’s independence and enhance their wellbeing. Residents have the opportunity to move around safely and enjoy their home to the full, utilising themed destination areas, the use of colour contrast and appropriate signage that is worded and pictorially illustrated.
Additionally, OSJCT is proud to be one of the few care providers to employ our own Admiral Nurses, supported by Dementia UK, who are specifically trained to support families who are facing dementia.
How we can help!
If you would like to find out more then get in touch. One of our friendly, expert team members will help to provide any information you need or answer any questions you may have.
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