Explore our dementia care
We all have things that make us uniquely ‘us’ and that doesn’t change with a diagnosis of dementia. As part of our specialist dementia care in Bristol and North Somerset our teams are trained to support you and your family to have the best experience you can each day, wherever you are on your journey.
What is dementia care?
Dementia care provides specialist support for individuals living with dementia in its various forms. People with dementia usually require different support to those with other care needs. Though one person’s experience may be very different to another’s, memory loss and sensory challenges are common. We’re dedicated to helping people live well with dementia and that’s reflected in everything we do, from the way we design our care homes to the way we train our team.
Dementia care at St Monica Trust
Dementia care is available in all four of our specially designed care homes in Bristol and North Somerset.
Our specialist team spend time getting to know our residents as valued individuals so that we can offer tailored support to help you get the most out of life. There’s a varied programme of accessible activities to pick and choose from, excellent food on offer and plenty of good company. If you need a little help getting mobile our on-site therapists are on hand, meanwhile our pastoral care team are available to support you in your spiritual life, if that’s something you would like.
We also offer a popular dementia day service at our Westbury Fields retirement village. This dedicated centre gives family caregivers respite from Monday to Friday, while those attending receive personalised support in safe and stimulating surroundings.
We are still accepting admissions where possible. Please call our admissions team for more information.
Where we offer dementia care
Staff really care about the residents in the dementia home and treat them with respect and dignity.
My husband spent 2 years at this home. Aged 69 with severe dementia it was a difficult decision to put him in care but he loved it.
My father is in the specialist dementia unit of Charterhouse care home, and the care he receives is absolutely first class.
Food is great, as is care, safety and the way the staff treat the residents with love, compassion, humour and laughter.
Dementia Care FAQs
All St Monica Trust care homes offer dementia care, though there are different categories of dementia care which are only available at specific homes. Care for those who have dementia and nursing needs is available at our Charterhouse, Garden House and Russets care homes. Residential dementia care is available at our John Wills House and Garden House care homes. We also offer a dementia day service at Somerville, which is part of our Westbury Fields retirement village.
Each of our sites offer a varied programme of activities each week for residents living with dementia. These range from sessions at our interactive ‘Magic Table’ to art classes and intergenerational sessions with toddlers and parents from the local community. To request a copy of the activities timetable at a specific site speak to our admissions team.
In the vast majority of instances our care homes are able to accommodate people should their needs change. However in the rare instance that this isn’t possible within a particular care home we will aim to provide the care they need within other St Monica Trust care homes.