For people diagnosed with dementia, coping with a such a diagnosis, in any form, can be a difficult time for all involved. Sometimes it is important for a carer to be able to have a break from caring for a few hours, reassured that their loved one is being looked after in a safe and welcoming environment.
For people who are becoming frail and isolated, getting out of the house and being able to socialise with other people, whilst also receiving help with any personal care that they need, is essential. Our Day Care centres are designed to provide exactly this type of support.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia and need extra support as the condition progresses, our high quality interactive day care facilities are a fantastic option.
We have two EMI units for people over 65. One is at the Devonshire Resource Centre, (Monday to Friday) and the other at Meadowcroft Community Wellbeing Hub (Monday to Saturday) where we have a team of fully qualified professionals delivering a programme of stimulating activities to promote mental wellbeing.
With an emphasis on courtesy, respect, dignity and privacy at all times, people attending day care will enjoy activities aimed at providing motivation and stimulation for people with dementia. We use touchscreen interactive cognitive stimulation software to promote reminiscence and recall and to help maintain functional skills.
We see ourselves as care partners, working in collaboration with both formal and informal carers. We undertake a full assessment prior to offering a place at our Centres, and carry out regular reviews involving the individual, their carers and our specialist staff.
Lunch is available with all specialist dietary requirements catered for, and refreshments are available throughout the day. We also offer a chiropody service.
Early Onset Dementia
We've witnessed a growth on the Wirral in the number of people under 65 being diagnosed with dementia. To support these residents we are able to offer a bespoke service within the Bradbury Wing of the Devonshire Resource Centre.
Soclally isolated groups
For people who do not have a diagnosis of dementia, but who are physically frail and isolated, we also offer a day care group at Meadowcroft on Wednesdays and the Devonshire Resource Centre on Mondays and Fridays. These groups are designed around a programme of activities to give people the chance to receive the personal care they need while getting out of the house and meeting new people.
Contact the Senior Care Co-ordinator at Devonshire Resource Centre or at Meadowcroft Community Wellbeing Hub on 0151 482 3456 for more information.