Reconnect - Specialist Dementia Care
Reconnect is an exciting and innovative person-centred approach to caring for people with dementia, based on our belief that it is possible for anyone to maintain a good quality of life.
Our team of highly trained dementia specialists take the time to get to know each person, from your favourite food and musical tastes to what you enjoy or enjoyed doing before your diagnosis of dementia.
Meaningful engagement is an integral part of the Reconnect model. We believe that residents in our care can and want to do things for themselves, and our team is available to make that possible. The Reconnect model creates motivating opportunities for reminiscence and meaningful communication between the resident, staff members, family and friends. We concentrate on services in the heart of the community to maximise accessibility and familiarity.
The Reconnect Homes
The Reconnect units are thoughtfully designed with era-appropriate fittings and décor to support identity and comfort.
A fulfilling therapeutic environment allows residents to engage in everyday activities with our support, this involves making meals, going shopping and undertaking cleaning activities where possible. In addition to this, the team of highly trained staff encourage and enable trips out to local amenities and places of interest.
The Reconnect Team.
There are three "pods" in the unit, each housing six residents, with a staffing ratio of three residents to one member of staff, residents are enabled to carry out day-to-day tasks themselves, giving them a sense of purpose and achievement.
Each member of the team is trained in the Reconnect model, embedding the skills and knowledge required to relate meaningfully to people with dementia and the ability to empower them so they can maintain their skills and identity. Every team is trained to foster empathy, always use supportive and positive language, create meaningful engagement opportunities for every resident and learn the best approaches to reduce incidents of agitation and anxiety.
As a result of our care, residents become more independent, rather than more reliant.