If you’re searching for a care home that provides a safe, adapted environment for those living with dementia while still valuing each resident as an individual, then look no further than Anchor’s specialised dementia care homes.
Our aim is simple: to give our residents the best quality of life.
Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by specific brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. The symptoms differ from person to person and we appreciate you will experience them in your own way. So we develop a personalised care plan to reflect this.
We also run free information and education sessions across the country to help offer advice and guidance to family and friends of those living with dementia. If you would like to attend one of our sessions, please contact us and we will be in touch.
A person with dementia is, first and foremost, a person – unique and with a rich history of experience, abilities, skills, knowledge, preferences, desires and personality. By responding to the individual and supporting what they can do, we look for opportunities to build on their strengths and find ways to compensate for the losses brought about by their illness.
This approach to care respects the uniqueness of each person, rather than focusing on the diagnosis of dementia.
Dementia care presents specific challenges and requires much more than simply carrying out a series of practical tasks. To ensure the care in our homes is tailored to individual needs, we consult a range of dementia specialists. We talk to colour experts, for example, to help us create a safe, supportive environment for our residents to go about their day-to-day activities.
We strive to ensure our services reflect best practice and learning in dementia care. Each of our residential care homes has a dedicated dementia specialist and all staff working in these areas receive ongoing dementia training and support from Anchor's dedicated dementia team.
Those who complete the advanced dementia course are registered as Dignity Champions in line with the government's national campaign to promote dignity and best practice in care homes.
Our commitment to advanced dementia training for our staff has helped the Department of Health pass its goal of 3,000 Dignity Champions nationwide. Our dementia team also offers support to family and friends by providing access to information and advice.