At Midian Care we recognise that dementia is an illness and that people living with dementia have specific needs that require a person-centred approach and specific strategies to meet them.
Midian Care manager and all our staff ensure that within the care service, Service Users living with dementia are provided with an environment:
- Where dignity, independence and human rights are always respected regardless of their condition.
- That fosters values, beliefs and personal relationships.
- Where close monitoring or observation is required issues of privacy and dignity are carefully considered and respected.
- Where the importance of communication with Service Users living with dementia is recognised and particular attention is paid to pacing communication, non-verbal communication and the use of language that is non-discriminatory, positive, and tailored to an individual’s ability.
Because Service Users living with dementia are vulnerable to abuse and neglect, all care staff supporting them receive information and training in person centred and outcome-focused care for people living with dementia, which include:
- understanding the signs and symptoms of dementia, and the changes to expect as the condition progresses
- understanding the person as an individual, and their life story
- respecting the person’s individual identity, sexuality and culture
- understanding the needs of the person and their family members or carers
- the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Care Act 2014.