This month, we are very proud to open Shire Oak House at Headingley Hall, adding a specialised dementia support service to our current care offer at Headingley Hall.
Based on an established Dutch dementia model of building a ‘household’ Shire Oak House at Headingley Hall has seen 11 residential care rooms re-purposed to serve the increasing needs of older people experiencing dementia.
The smaller ‘home’ environment means when people move to Shire Oak House life can continue on their own terms – care fits around their routine, their likes and dislikes and aims to make the move to more supported living feel as natural as possible.
With only 11 individual rooms and a separate kitchen and lounge the space has been decorated to create a sense of calm, a home from home centred around their own living and dining space.
Peter Hodkinson, Managing Director of Westward Care, said: ““At Westward Care, we have been considering how to expand our dementia care services for some time. As a population, we are getting older, and we are keenly aware that with this comes an increased demand for support for people living with dementia.
We are therefore delighted to now be able to offer more specialised dementia care with the opening of Shire Oak House at Headingley Hall.
In considering how to expand our services, we have been inspired by the Dutch household model of caring for older members of the community - providing a personalised approach in developing appropriate and empowering care plans which encourages people to maintain their independence where they can.”
If you are interested in finding out more about our dementia support, please contact the team at Headingley Hall.
General Manager: Sharon Earnshaw
Telephone: 0113 275 9950
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