Published: 14:08, 16 January 2020
| Updated: 14:16, 27 January 2020
Do you or a loved one know someone who is suffering from dementia?
This dementia care home in Rochester is on hand to help and an open day will take place on Friday, January 31 between 10am and 4pm for those wanting to take a first hand look and take an opportunity to talk to dedicated staff.
Situated at 209-211 Maidstone Road (ME1 3BU), Sherwood House is a newly opened 32-bed dementia care home specialising in caring for those with dementia of varying degrees.
The home has been furnished to a high standard and the directors have worked closely with specialist designers to ensure that it is dementia-friendly throughout.
The environment is bright, warm and welcoming and gives plenty of space for the residents to safely explore their surroundings.
Families and friends can visit any time and spend quality time in a safe and comfortable environment.
Many of us have loved ones or know of people who have dementia.
It can be overwhelmingly challenging and truly heartbreaking caring for people with such frailties and as the disease progresses, it becomes easier to forget that your loved one is still present.
Our caregiving journey at Sherwood House is rewarding and while no one can change the outcome of dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can change that journey with the right support at our care home.
Sherwood House was originally founded as a care home in the 1980’s and in more recent years had been closed, refurbished, restructured to a premium standard to create a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
The home is situated close to the heart of Rochester, just 1.5 miles from the High Street and easily accessible by public transport and the high speed link.
“Sherwood House welcomes those living with all types of dementia and associated behavioural and cognitive support issues,” said Georgina Enright, Manager at Sherwood House.
“We have a dedicated team of trained staff who are available 24 hours a day, every day and take pride in delivering person centred care, ensuring best interests of each person is at the forefront of what we do.
“The team here at Sherwood House thrive on delivering a high standard of quality care and encourage residents and their advocates to take part in the planning of their care so to promote individualisation.”
Dementia essentially damages the nerve cells in the brain so messages can’t be sent from and to the brain effectively, which prevents the body from functioning normally.
As a person’s age increases, so does the risk of them developing dementia.
It is estimated that the number of people living with dementia in the UK will rise to over one million by 2021.
Rates of diagnosis are improving but many people with dementia are thought to still be undiagnosed.
Sherwood House is located at 209-211 Maidstone Road (ME1 3BU). For more information, telephone 01634 326865.
You can also find Sherwood House on Facebook.
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