Specialists in Dementia Care
Here at B&M Care, we believe that exceptional care should reflect the everyday rhythms of life, relationships, laughter and hospitality; and by keeping these at the forefront of the group’s aspirational model of care, B&M Care has continued to meet and exceed the expectations of those considering us as a care provider.
With over 40 years experience, B&M Care is a frontrunner within the dementia care sector, offering homes of excellence and environments that are discerning in design, developed to engage through an enhanced person-centred blueprint.
The Person-Centred Approach
For B&M Care, the term ‘person-centred’ has exerted considerable influence on our day-to-day practice and how we celebrate individuals for who they truly are.
From residential care to respite care services, we endorse the notions of independence and autonomy, whilst valuing individualism and a symmetrical relationship that supports and encourages through what we do best – caring for older people.
B&M Care offers two primary levels of care: specialist dementia care and residential care – each of which are underpinned by the key principles outlined in our Rose Model of Dementia Care.
What Does Good Dementia Care Look Like?
Dementia is not an isolated diagnosis; it’s an overall term – and although Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80% of cases, everyone’s dementia is markedly different. When a person is living with dementia, their brain changes or re-wires itself, impairing cognitive abilities such as memory and communication, as well as their behaviour and feelings.
With an aim of making every moment count for a person living with dementia, B&M Care’s Rose Model of Dementia Care advocates best practice within care through six key principles:
- Individuality: working with families to understand a person’s life history to create a holistic care plan that values an individual for their unique qualities, rather than their ability or medical capacity.
- Empowering: acting in the person’s best interests to encourage an individual’s autonomy, independence, and opportunity to make day-to-day decisions.
- Engagement: learning about an individual’s past to provide bespoke care and engagement that is unique to them.
- Flourishing: maintaining an individual’s interests to give them an identity and the confidence to retain as much control over their lives as possible.
- Compassion: impressing dignity, respect and a sense of self-worth on an individual to better support them maintain an enabling lifestyle.
- Wellbeing: taking into account an individual’s biographical, biological, psychological and social background to better engage them in meaningful occupation.
Furthermore, B&M Care supports each of our care homes to embed best practice in person-centred dementia care by inspiring and developing home managers to promote a culture in line with the above principles, as well as guiding our care homes to deliver bespoke training in line with the Rose Model of Dementia Care alongside B&M Care’s mandatory training programme.
In addition, our dementia environments are vibrant, enabling hubs that through research-led techniques, such as signposting, colour schemes, and holistic displays, are proven to positively impact those living there.
Peace of Mind for You and Your Loved Ones
In addition to exceptional care, B&M Care offers peace of mind to the individual that we are caring for, as well as their loved ones.
From the initial enquiry and assessment, right through to delivering day-to-day care, B&M Care is transparent and supportive – we are driven by enthusiasm, determined to go the extra mile, and above, devoted to what we do.
Other Care Services at B&M Care
In addition to our specialist dementia care, we offer a wide range of care services:
Residential care is for older people whose needs are low. Typically, a person may need support with day-to-day tasks such as, washing and dressing, but don’t require a specialist level of care, for example dementia care.
In-line with our Rose Model of Dementia Care, each B&M Care Home offers an enabling environment where relationships flourish and staff members are available 24-hours a day to provide safe and highly-personalised care. When required, district nurses can be called to administer specific medication or assist with routine treatments.
Visit our Residential Care information to find out more.
Respite or convalescence care is a short-stay solution that is offered on both a residential and specialist dementia care basis.
Respite care is an arrangement that can be from two weeks up to several months. The most common reasons for respite care include: providing an individual extra support following post-operative or hospital care; when a regular caregiver takes a break; or to simply introduce the idea of care to an individual and their loved ones.
Visit our Respite Care information to find out more.
Engagement & Wellbeing
B&M Care recognises that engagement beyond primary routine practice is an important indicator of exceptional care. By fostering a vision that looks at the ‘whole person’, our Rose Model of Dementia Care emphasises the importance of meaningful occupation within a care home setting. Whether its presented on a one-to-one basis or as part of a larger group, the more cognitively and functionally dependent an individual is, the more meaningful their life becomes.
Each of our homes offer individuals the opportunity to participate in an enriching lifestyle programme that focuses on the holistic benefits of each type of engagement. In addition to in-home occupation, B&M Care strives to facilitate a relationship with each of our homes respective communities. Presented in the way of a visitation programme, B&M Care has been commended for its excellence when nurturing such initiatives, cultivating flourishing friendships with neighbouring schools, nurseries, museums, and even football clubs.
Visit our Engagement and Wellbeing information to find out more.
Dining & Nutrition
For anyone, food, drink and overall nutrition is paramount to fulfilling an enriching lifestyle; and B&M Care recognises that presenting an exceptional culinary experience is a key aspect of delivering highly-personalised care. Whilst regular nutritious meals and the provision of a balanced diet is essential to an individual’s health and wellbeing, these also form a structure to the day and provide opportunities for meaningful social interaction. For each of our homes, every mealtime is an occasion.
Prepared by individuals with extensive experience and passion creating wholesome cuisine, each of our homes offer a daily choice of menu options, as well as lighter meals and snacks throughout the day. Dining is inclusive of all cultural, dietary and lifestyle requirements. In addition to dining, many of our homes have cafes and bars, each of which are fully licensed and stocked with a wide ranges of beverages.
Visit our Dining and Nutrition information to find out more.