Many current care pathways for dementia patients who have additional behaviours that challenge, and or risky behaviours, don’t provide the right and timely support for their specific needs – and often in unsuitable environments. Through a Clinical Lead for Dementia, continuous reinvestment in services and individually skilled site-by-site dementia teams, we ensure that our services are fundamentally centred on each patient’s individual needs.
Priory understands that high quality services for adults must meet the needs of an ageing population with increasingly complex and unpredictable presentations. Whilst most will not require inpatient services, we are there for those that do.
We offer a full pathway for adults with:
- Dementia, including Korsakoff’s, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s and Alzheimer’s
- Additional health needs, including service users with: enduring mental health issues that may have behaviours that challenge, and comorbid physical health and frailty
- Young-onset dementia
A safe and stimulating inpatient experience is characterised through our compassionate care ethos and positive behaviour support strategy. Staff thereby know the importance of understanding the effect the dementia has on peoples’ lives. All of our staff are trained and regularly supervised in the delivery of person-centred care that incorporates positive behaviour support. We understand that, when people’s cognitive abilities decrease, the impact on that person’s individuality can be profound, so our staff are trained to work with the individual to re-connect with their sense of self. Effective communication and understanding in respect of the nuances and preferences of each individual service user is an essential component of our commitment to high quality dementia care.
Supplementing our 28-day multi-disciplinary team assessment offering, our services can offer support for a short period during a diagnostic phase or during a rapidly progressing illness. This ensures that an ongoing care plan is in place to keep patients safe, fully address crisis and prevent deterioration in health and wellbeing. Download the Rehabilitation and recovery services brochure now.
For further information on the full range of Priory services, please call: 0845 277 4679. For professionals looking to make a referral, please click here.