Belong at Home draws on the organisation’s 20 years of experience in supporting people with dementia. Below are the cornerstones of our approach.
Honest and fun encounters
For the person with dementia, the world may seem chaotic and threatening and dominated by intense emotion. Our support teams are trained to recognise the potential for creativity in the person with dementia and to tap into their sense of humour.
We recognise the importance of enabling the person with dementia to retain their interests and abilities for as long as possible. Our rehabilitative approach has successfully enabled individuals to regain skills that were thought to be lost to dementia.
Knowing what is important to the person enables us to encourage individuals to continue to engage in outdoor pursuits, care for their pets and to maintain relationships with younger members of their family and the community.
A sense of belonging & independence
We aim that all our customers feel secure and experience a sense of belonging. This includes access to human companionship and the opportunity to develop friendships. Staff, customers and their families work together to create purpose and meaning for each day.
We also aim to maximise customers’ independence and their freedom to make their own decisions and choices.
We create a life plan for all customers, with the help of their close friends and families. The life plan aims to provide a portrait of the individual, recording and recognising their past, present and future to help ensure that they receive the most appropriate help and support to meet their needs.
The life plan concept signifies a move away from traditional styles of assessment and planning, which were based on a medical approach to a person’s needs.
While we’ll always prioritise the physical needs of our customers, at Belong at Home, we create bespoke care solutions to cater for the needs of each individual, promoting wellbeing through increased happiness.