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Dementia Care

Our dementia care home in Glasgow was founded on the principle that each person should be given every opportunity to live independently in a supportive and caring environment. We strive to ensure that residents with greater care needs, such as dementia, are able to make the most of their day by offering the appropriate level of support.

At Westerton Care Home, we pride ourselves on our specialised unit, Argyll Unit, dedicated to dementia care. This unit caters specifically to residents in advanced stages of dementia, distinguishing us from others in the field. Despite the challenging conditions our residents face, Argyll Unit offers a serene and tranquil environment, where personal care is paramount.

Our team at Argyll Unit is meticulously selected by our management, with Steven McDonald leading as the unit manager, bringing extensive experience in dementia care. Assisting him is Deputy Manager Lesley Fisher, a Dementia Champion with two decades of nursing and dementia care experience. Lesley spearheads an intensive training program aimed at empowering all staff members to excel in providing dementia care. This program covers various aspects, including stress and distress management and addressing everyday challenges encountered by individuals living with dementia.

What is Dementia Care?

Dementia is a condition that affects mental functions in various ways, often leading to challenges related to speech, memory and mobility, particularly in older individuals. However, with the appropriate support and care, individuals living with dementia can still enjoy a content and fulfilling life.

At our dementia care home in Bearsden, we recognise each person’s unique traits, and how care needs can vary from person to person. While some may only require minimal support to begin with, others may need more extensive support. In our approach to caring for our residents, we follow a person-centered approach. Our goal is to empower residents to maintain their independence and sense of self for as long as possible.

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Dementia Care at Westerton Care Home

At Westerton Care Home, we are pleased to offer exceptional Dementia care. For those living with dementia, our home is designed to provide a safe and caring environment. Our staff has received specialist training in the most up-to-date dementia practices and research procedures, ensuring that residents and their loved ones receive only the best care.

From the architecture and design of the home to the facilities provided, our care home was designed to specifically accommodate residents with dementia, and we are proud to offer a range of suitable activities and therapies to help improve an individual’s mental, emotional and physical health with the support of our friendly team.

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What You’ll Find at Westerton

At our care home, we prioritise the well-being of our residents by creating a home-from-home environment to offer both comfort and individualised support through a multitude of facilities and services.

Nurse Call Systems

Personalised Care Plans

Profiling Beds

Doctor Appointments

Optician Appointments

Dentist Appointments

Chiropody Appointments

Physiotherapy Appointments

Dementia Care FAQs

Prior to moving in with us at Westerton Care Home, a consultation will be arranged with our Home Manager and the prospective resident and their loved ones to ensure we can meet their individual needs. We collaborate with them to understand their routines, interests, and preferences which we can incorporate into their care plans. We proudly take a person-centred approach to care and it is our goal to help residents keep their independence and dignity whilst ensuring they know we are here for them whenever they need us.

We invest in the training and development of our dementia care team, they undergo training as necessary to ensure they are kept up to date with the latest in dementia care and support. Our teams have the experience and knowledge to provide effective care to our residents with dementia, including support with activities, therapies, communication, mobility, medication management, and personal care.

At Westerton Care Home, we provide a varied activities programme for all of our residents which includes both group and 1:1 activities and therapies. For example, our arts & crafts sessions are held regularly and we also provide music therapy, reminiscence activities, and sensory activities. The activities and therapies we provide aim to support the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of our residents, including those living with dementia.

Tailored Care That Goes The Extra Mile

Situated in Bearsden, Glasgow, our care home offers a wide range of care services. We believe in the importance of providing every resident with exceptional care and the freedom to pursue their hobbies, interests, and make new connections.

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Westerton Care Home
116 Maxwell Avenue
G61 1HU

0141 942 5834info@westertoncarehome.comBook a TourDownload a Brochure

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