Southlands Place hosts Dementia Awareness Day

Businesses, relatives and members of the public have praised Southlands Place Nrusing Home in Bexhill on Sea for sharing knowledge of dementia with the community through two special events held at the care home recently.

The two dementia awareness events took place at the home, one aimed at helping family members of those living with dementia and the other at local businesses and organisations.

Attendees enjoyed the dementia presentation finding it very informative, explaining the stages of dementia and different types. They got to see the how food is prepared with the use of moulds and joined a sensory session which provided a real insight into how a person with dementia feels on a daily basis.

The event aimed to give participants an in-depth understanding about, and empathy for the psychological needs of a person with dementia and is based on Caring Homes’ in-house dementia training programme, ‘Living in My World’, which has won a prestigious Princess Royal Training Award. There were hints and tips to improve communication and a practical session to understand some of the day-to-day frustrations that affect a person living with dementia.

Care Home Manager Heather Nwansi said:
“We were delighted at the interest shown in finding out about dementia by the community around Southlands Place. Events like these enable people to learn about dementia and help them to challenge the way people think, act and talk about the condition.

“We want to actively promote a dementia friendly community through sharing our knowledge and expertise.”

Southlands Place is a modern purpose built care home, in a quiet residential area with views of the coast and beautiful countryside visible from the dining room and terraces. Southlands Place offers respectful residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 residents.

If you would like to find out more about life at Southlands Place , please contact us on 0808 202 3303 or via email to enquiries@CaringHomes.org.

Southlands Place

Home Manager

Heather Nwansi

Address

Hastings Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea,
East Sussex,
TN40 2HJ

Contact
0808 202 3303
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely