Dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather an collective term for a variety of symptoms that may accompany or indicate certain diseases or conditions. There are many types of dementia, the most common of these being Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning that the symptoms will get progressively worse over time.
After a dementia diagnosis, the focus is often only on the person's symptoms and behaviour rather than on his or her needs. However, with the correct care from trained, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and qualified carers, attention and energy can be shifted to focus on a person's strengths and remaining abilities, helping to maintain a positive attitude and encouraging and inspiring improvement, joy and wellbeing.
Winton House Nursing Home is the location of the Amesbury Abbey Group's specialist dementia unit. Situated within a separate wing of the House, with secure access and it’s own dining facilities, the unit provides care for up to 16 residents in 13 rooms.
Our principal aim is to provide a home with a real family atmosphere for all our residents, coupled with respect for their privacy, individual rights, independence and freedom of choice.
Breakfast is brought to each resident's room in the morning. Principal meals are served by waiting staff in our dining room, or on warmer days, on the garden terrace that can be accessed from the spacious conservatory.
If residents prefer a little privacy on occasion, or are feeling under the weather, arrangements can be made so that they can also enjoy their main meal in the comfort of their own room.
Our extensive programme of daily activities, including one-to-one activities, ensure that residents are continually stimulated and that individual needs and preferences are expertly catered for. The delightful, 20 acre grounds can also be fully enjoyed on accompanied walks with a member of our specialist team.
Successfully caring for a person with dementia involves good communication, patience and listening skills, positive physical contact and creative thinking to encourage and develop the person's existing skills. At Winton House we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide, both for our residents and also for their family and friends.
To find out more about Dementia Care at Winton House Nursing Home or to make an enquiry please follow this link or contact Teresa Janes on 01962 760573.