The Marbrook Dementia Care Home
Caring for people
Caring with people living with dementia is exciting and challenging. The Marbrook ethos of dementia care is based on commitment to supporting the person living with dementia (and their family) to continue living in a way that is really meaningful to them.
Dementia is not restricted to older people. It is currently estimated that there are over 42,000 people living with Early Onset Dementia (onset before the age of 65 years) in the UK. For these younger individuals and their families, dementia can reveal some acute challenges.
This is why the Marbrook team is different.
Marbrook dementia care workers are prepared to be themselves at work, to truly engage with the residents and to share their experiences. Social interaction is a key feature in good dementia care, making it truly person centred and understanding what this means requires real empathy.
To achieve this high expectation of care, staff at Marbrook are supported, trained and encouraged by a passionate team and managers, who lead by example.
The Marbrook dementia care home itself has been specially designed according to the Stirling University Dementia Design best practice guidelines. Our top-quality facilities include:
27 ensuite bedrooms designed specifically for dementia residents
3 dining loungers with their own domestic kitchens
Several activity lounges, including a domestic laundry area
Fantastic balcony ‘inside – outside room’, enabling a breath of fresh air, whatever the weather.
We encourage families and friends to be a key member of the team caring for their loved ones. We make sure that our residents and their families are empowered to make informed choices about their lives and the care they receive.
This video from the College of Occupational Therapists centres on one person’s experience of finding a care home for her mother. It outlines some important points to consider when choosing a care home.