At Aspen Lodge we have a dedicated floor for older people who are living with the experience of dementia. Our team of staff are very experienced in helping residents get the most out of life and feel totally at home in a warm, understanding, safe and caring environment. We are highly skilled in caring for older people living with the experience of dementia and helping them to feel safe, happy and part of the community at Aspen Lodge.
You may have wondered how it is that your relative can remember so vividly what happened years ago, what they were doing, how they felt at the time and what they were excited about, yet they may struggle to remember what happened only a few hours ago.
Through training and many years' experience we know how to respond and are able to help each and every one of our residents to feel comfortable with their thoughts and feelings whilst gently stimulating their thought process with dedicated activities and wonderful resources.
By getting to know each resident well, we find ways to enable them to have enjoyable days, which include favourite activities. Each resident will have their own personal care plan which will not only look at their care, nutrition and hydration needs but also their personal likes and dislikes and the things that make them feel good. We will involve immediate family, relatives and friends when deciding on the best care plan and at the same time our dedicated team can provide help, support and understanding for everyone trying to deal with the effect that dementia can have on someone they are close to.
We provide gentle prompts to help with short-term memory loss so that it's not a problem at Aspen Lodge. We believe the memories, experiences and stories we hear about life sometimes fifty or sixty years ago, often with amazing clarity like it was yesterday, are priceless. We also consider it to be an honour to share these memories and to work with our residents.
We understand how difficult it can be caring for someone living with the experience of dementia at home and it is our aim to make Aspen Lodge feel like home as quickly as possible. Residents are encouraged to bring pictures, photographs, ornaments and small items of furniture to make their room feel like home. There are no fixed visiting hours so you are welcome to visit just as you would have done before.
Aspen Lodge Care Home can provide just about all the benefits of living at home but with a few extras that can make a world of difference to the quality.
"Have been very pleased with the excellent care that my mum receives. Mum has been in much better health while staying at Aspen Lodge. Thank you very much! Aspen Lodge is the best care home I have ever seen."Daughter of Resident
"We highly recommend this care home, the staff are so very kind and helpful it is always very welcoming when we arrive, nothing is too much trouble for them. I feel sure they must love their job because it always shows how they are with the visitors."Family
"Excellent attention to resident's needs. Everything clean, good food. Nothing too difficult to deal with if asked."Family
"I've not been in a care home before, but this one is very good. I was made to feel at home. I'm well looked after. It's nice to have people around me so I can have a chat. Everything is well ordered "Resident
"A friendly environment and all staff are willing to answer all questions within their position. The management is always helpful and can advise and guidance if required."Son in Law of Resident
"We feel this is a great place for my mother. All the staff are excellent, happy and very helpful. We thank everyone."Son of Resident
"This home has a very standard. Clients are well looked after, clean, tidy and well dressed. Various activities take place. Nursing staff (District) are well respected and always give assistance at each visit."District Nurse
"The staff are all excellent and really word hard."Daughter of Resident
"All your staff are friendly and accommodating. My mum is in good place now and I can't thank your staff enough."Son of Resident
"Would recommend to all."Husband of Resident
"Overall, Aspen Lodge is excellent and my father always says that the staff look after him very well."Daughter of Resident
"You manage to maintain a homely feel and cater for the individual needs at each residence. The staff display patience and understanding at all times."Daughter of Resident
"Have always had a good rapport with Aspen Lodge. Staffs are always welcoming and helpful. They always comply with our requests."Senior Community Staff Nurse
"I think its lovely. Staff are very kind and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Food is very nice and a good choice. I get on with the rest of the residents, its nice to have people around. Staff welcome my family when they come to see me."Resident