Specialist dementia care home opens in Redland
The red carpet was laid out at Glenview Care Home on June 4 for the formal opening of the new specialist dementia care home in Redland.
Honoured guests were Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Susan Davies BEM DL, and the new Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Cleo Lake, who declared the venture open. More than 50 guests attended the event at 8-9 Belvedere Road, near Durdham Down, enjoying canapes and drinks at the property, which has been converted from a former nursing home to offer round- the-clock personalised care for individuals living with dementia.
Susan Davies said: “It’s a privilege to be here. I’d like to thank the owners for investing in a dementia care home specifically bringing in therapies, treatments and activities for people with this very unpleasant and sad illness which affects all the family. There has been a vast increase in the number of people, young, old, of all communities who will need this specific treatment. One size doesn’t fit all and this unit will have individually tailored activities and care, as dementia affects people and families in very different ways.”
Cleo Lake welcomed the development explaining that dementia is on the rise among all communities. “There’s a lot of work going on to educate different people on the matter so that we have a better understanding of it,” she said.
“This is a facility that is open to all communities, welcomes everyone but can also cater for our diversity. Different communities can feel encouraged and welcome and have a care plan that is specific to their cultural needs.”
Glenview Care Home owner, Jasbir Baryah, attended the event with his family and thanked the team involved in the design and build of the care home, and his residential care home team for their fantastic work at both Glenview and its sister home Meadowcare.
“Dementia care is changing and fast. No longer do we use the word ‘sufferer’. People are living with dementia now,” he said.
Hydrotherapy baths, a sensory room, music therapy, light therapy and a range of complementary therapies such as reflexology and massage are just part of the treatments on offer. There is space for 40 residents, each in individual rooms, along with a large lounge, an outside courtyard and large balcony.
Both homes have a fully integrated system in place to support families offering the very best of high end care for those living with dementia. Glenview also facilitates regular weekly in-house clinics with local GP’s and other fully trained and qualified healthcare professionals.