B&M resident smiling with family member

Dementia Care

B&M Care has been a frontrunner within the dementia care sector since 1975. Our dementia care homes have carefully designed environments created to support and engage residents, while every staff member is trained in our enhanced, person-centred Rose Model of Dementia Care. We offer both long-term and short-stay residential dementia care

What Good Dementia Care Looks Likechevron_right
B&M care staff member with resident and family

Rose Model of Dementia Carechevron_right

Long-Term Dementia Care

At B&M Care we take great care in the design of our living spaces, to ensure that they meet the needs of residents with dementia. We aim to create homely, non-clinical environments that don’t feel like an institution. 

Every aspect of our living environments is based on research and best practice. Our dementia care homes are designed to meet Department of Health standards for dementia-friendly health and social care environments, and to complement our Rose Model of Dementia Care.

B&M resident laughing with family member

b&m care home resident playing the piano

Our Dementia Care Home Design Principles Include:

Optimum lighting and contrast. To support orientation, wayfinding and navigation. For example, outdoor pathways are designed to contrast with lawns, and light switches are given a contrasting plate behind them, to make them easier to locate.

Stimulation and points of interest. These include indoor murals, garden statues, places to visit within the grounds, and benches in corridors, where residents can sit and watch the world go by.

Carefully chosen colours. Colour can help to calm or stimulate, and can have an impact on the emotions and behaviour of people with dementia. We opt for calming colours that aid orientation around the home, with brighter colours to give a sense of energy and stimulation in activity areas.

residents chopping vegetables in B&M care home cafe

Find Out More About the Memory Caféchevron_right
B&M Care resident getting her hair cut

Personalised Care Planschevron_right
residents sitting in B&M care home café

Meaningful Activity and Social Contact

At B&M Care we offer a seven-day-a-week schedule in all our care homes. We ensure that all activities are meaningful and creative; they are often educational, too.

Delivered in both a one-to-one and larger group setting, the way we engage with our residents is unique to them – it’s reflective of their likes and dislikes, as well as their social and cultural interests.

Engagement & Wellbeing at B&M Carechevron_right
B&M care resident and carer arranging flowers

Typical dementia care engagement includes:

  • Art and craft classes
  • Music therapy workshops
  • Pet therapy visits
  • Reminiscence projects

Each activity promotes active socialisation, whilst encouraging individuals to pursue a new hobby or something of interest.

As a result of our commitment to delivering meaningful occupation, individuals enjoying a break in our respite care homes have often made lasting friendships with both staff and other residents. Many individuals have returned on a recurring short-stay basis, where others have instilled friendship across distance through regular calls and pen pal initiatives.

Find Out More

Contact us today to find out more about our dementia care. Email info@bmcare.co.uk or telephone 0333 234 1975 and a member of the team will be happy to help.