We care for people whose dementia can mean that they behave in ways that can be challenging or hard to understand.
The support we offer
Our main focus is on getting to know the person as well as we can, so that we can meet their needs in ways that improve wellbeing.
Pinetree Lodge and Briarwood Meadows are specialist services that are commissioned by the NHS, so we have high levels of qualified nursing staff available 24 hours a day. They are helped by our team of experienced support workers, to enable our residents to:
- Keep a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
- Protect personal relationships and social networks.
- Nurture hope and self-esteem.
- Maintain independence, choice and control.
- Stay in touch with their local communities, and be active citizens.
- Have a sense of stability and consistency.
Briarwood Meadows and Pinetree Lodge are well-equipped to meet the healthcare needs of our residents. We also work hard to keep things as homely and relaxed as possible.
Families and the people we care for are encouraged to bring in furnishings, pictures, and ornaments for their bedrooms to make it their own.
We are careful in how we furnish and decorate our dementia homes, so that it is both safe and easy to find your way around in. It’s very important to help people stay active and independent as much as possible.
Each home has a number of separate lounge and dining areas, fully-assisted baths, and wet rooms.
We also have enclosed dementia-friendly garden spaces, because we know that access to the outdoors is important for all of us. Getting the sun on your back and some fresh air in your lungs can do wonders for your wellbeing, whether you have dementia or not.
Our team of mental health nurses and support workers are specialists in dementia care and are passionate about what they do.
We specifically choose our colleagues not just for their skills, but for their personal qualities such as warmth, optimism, and a natural desire to help others.
136 Dryden Road
Telephone: 0191 477 4242
Fax: 0300 300 0817
Telephone: 0191 414 8374
Fax: 0191 414 7372