Our compassionate dementia care home
At Honey Lane, our care home in Waltham Abbey, our approach to dementia care 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.
PERSONALISED DEMENTIA CARE
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.
Within our beautiful Waltham Abbey home, we have a courtyard garden, hair and beauty salon, lounge with cinema-system and sensory family room which support our cherished residents to not only spend their days in the comfort of a relaxing, warm and welcoming environment but also surrounded by opportunities to live life to the full.
Corridors are wide and meandering, featuring objects of interest, such as scarves, hats and bags. Colour-coding is used to aid recognition of different area and lounges have strong lighting to enhance a sense of night and day. Clear signage in communal spaces support residents to understand the function of a room before going in.
Bedroom doors feature memory boxes for residents to personalise. We also have a number of couples’ rooms that enable couples or friends to keep living with one another.
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.
All of these features enable residents to enjoy their days feeling safe and contented.
WHERE FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
Family and friends remain a vital part of many of our residents’ lives and we welcome them with open arms at any time at our residential dementia care home in Waltham Abbey. Whilst we’re there to take care of each resident, their loved ones are able to spend quality time with them, enjoying a meal together, chatting over a freshly made coffee in our sensory garden, taking part in an activity or simply catching up in one of our quiet areas.
Our kind and caring approach extends to our residents’ family and friends, 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 Waltham Abbey, better understand the condition.
SHORT TERM STAYS
For people recuperating following a hospital stay or those wishing to get to know us before considering a permanent move, we are pleased to provide dementia respite care and dementia day care. This provides flexibility for families during what can often be, an emotional time.
As someone’s care needs change, we’re there to review what they need so they can continue living their lives feeling safe and contented.
We work closely with a wealth of community and clinical professionals to ensure our residents’ care needs are met. These include district nurses, GPs, dentists and chiropodists.
We provide low, medium and high-dependency residential support for residents, which includes administering medication. Residents can transition easily as their needs change. In fact, the majority of our residents spend many years living happily in our Waltham Abbey care home.