Our compassionate dementia care home in Histon
The effects of living with dementia can affect people in very different ways and often, their symptoms can change and alter in their prominence from moment to moment and over time as their condition develops.
At Bramley Court, our approach to dementia care at our Outstanding rated care home in Histon, Cambridgeshire, is one of compassion, kindness and sensitivity, where residents are supported to live meaningful lives full of happiness, acceptance and contentment, irrespective of the type of dementia they live with and their symptoms at any given time.
We achieve this sensitive approach by spending time with our residents, and those closest to them, gaining an understanding of their medical and wellbeing needs, their likes and dislikes and how their dementia currently affects them which, in turn, enables our loving team members to deliver the very best care and support.
We pride ourselves on being one of the leading dementia care homes in Histon, offering a truly unique dementia-friendly environment that supports both our residents, their family, and friends.
By cherishing and nurturing each person’s individuality, and developing a true understanding of them, we form close bonds with our residents and are able to read small changes in someone’s mood and overall wellbeing at any given time. By reading someone’s body language, tone of voice and facial expressions we have an accurate insight into how they are feeling at that particular time. This enables us to tailor our care in a flexible and responsive way, which evolves with their changing condition, helps us to promote choice and independence and support feelings of happiness and safety whilst minimising insecurity, anxiety and frustration.
Life with us
We provide a variety of tailored activities and dining options for our residents in our dementia care home in Histon, Cambridgeshire, supporting them to enjoy their days and feel valued and contented.
Our unique home environment is also specially designed to support the overall wellbeing of our residents who live with dementia with every element providing opportunities for people to be really engaged with their surroundings. Our indoor street features wall freezes depicting popular shops and scenes with a newsagents, complete with newspapers and magazines to pick up whilst walking past, to a beautiful serene countryside complete with picnic blanket and basket full of tasty picnic food.
Our sensory gardens feature an array of flowers and plants and, combined with our water feature creating the calming sound, it is the perfect setting to delight all of the senses whilst meandering through the accessible pathways or sitting in one of the many areas to take a rest. Residents can often be found here walking our home’s dog Pip or feeding our pet chickens.
Our Dementia Village really is a wonderful experience for everyone who visits it. Providing opportunities to socialise and share time with friends and loved ones, the village is clearly signposted to aid independence and orientation.
Complete with our café, working barbers, mini golf, gift shop and fruit orchard, the village enables our families to still enjoy spending time with their loved one out and about whilst having the reassurance of our team close by, should they need them.
On our nursing dementia community, we have a garden theme to create a calm and soothing environment, where we use essential oils to complete the full sensory effect. Many residents have a Google Alexa to play their favourite music and each bedroom is personalised to reflect their unique personality and life journey. Residents also have their own individual front door to aid orientation as well as dementia-friendly bathroom doors.
Our dining room features colours which provide contrast between tablecloths, cutlery and tableware – helping residents to see the objects more clearly and supporting continued independence, whilst meals are shown to residents enabling them to choose which one is more appealing to them. Family members are also welcome to join their loved ones at mealtimes.
All of these features at our dementia care home in Histon allow us to sensitively cater to each resident’s individual needs.
A home for life
As we are able to provide a variety of care within our home, including residential dementia care and nursing dementia care, in addition to day care and respite care, our residents should never find themselves in a situation where we are unable to meet their needs.
Our kind and caring approach extends to our residents’ family and friends too, as well as carers within our local community, as we appreciate how the effects of their loved one’s condition impacts many people beyond the person living with dementia.
This is why our compassionate team is always on hand to provide a listening ear or have a chat, and we also host regular events, to help families, and people within our local community in Histon, better understand the condition.