Dementia Care Home Biggleswade
Our private luxury care home, Penrose Court, is situated in the market town of Biggleswade. Specialising in Dementia Care alongside our other care services; Nursing, Residential, and Respite Care, our home offers premier accommodation and facilities for up to 65 residents who require specialist or elderly care.
What is a Dementia Care Home?
Dementia is a progressive condition that affects a person’s cognitive abilities such as thinking and remembering. In the early to mid-stages, this can look like forgetting appointments and misplacing items, amongst other symptoms. As a progressive condition, symptoms are likely to worsen to the point where the person living with dementia will require support with everyday tasks or even around-the-clock assistance.
The level of care and support required is very much dependent on the person, as dementia can have varying symptoms and levels of severity. There are a few options to be considered when looking for a dementia care home, such as a residential care home or a nursing home. Both are highly supportive environments where staff is trained to assist people living with dementia.
In a residential dementia home, assistance includes personal care such as help with getting washed, dressed, and taking medicine. For people with more advanced stages of dementia and who require help with mobility and communication, a nursing home is more appropriate due to having access to additional nursing support and specialist dementia care at all times of the day and night.
Supporting our Residents with Dementia at Penrose Court
At Penrose Court Care Home, we are proud to offer Dementia Care by a team of specialists who have the experience and knowledge in identifying the requirements and level of support that is needed by our residents with dementia. Like with all of our care services, our nursing team provides dementia care around-the-clock, using up-to-date methods and equipment if required. Every resident has access to their own fully equipped en-suite bedroom which we encourage our residents to personalise with their belongings, ensuring them a familiar and relaxing atmosphere.
Our Dementia Care is given in an environment that has been thoughtfully designed, from the use of space to the materials and lighting. We believe a care home should be much more about the medical care that is provided, but also ensuring our resident’s overall wellbeing needs are met. We encourage every resident to make good use of th extensive facilities that they have access to. Such facilities include a private garden and cinema room, and our activities team is excellent at including them in our dementia-friendy activities programme where residents can reap the social and active benefits.
We know how difficult it can be to find a care home or service that meets your or your loved ones’ specific needs. At Penrose Court, we understand that every person we welcome into our home is unique and comes with their very own interests, hobbies, and requirements. That’s why our dedicated team goes above and beyond to ensure that no matter what care type they require, each and every one of our residents and their loved ones receive a bespoke service, starting with an initial consultation whereby we offer advice and guidance in determining what the best course of action is for you.
Dementia Care Home in Biggleswade
Located in the vibrant market town of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, our luxury home offers a plethora of things for our residents to see and do in and out of the home. We are ideally situated for residents to access amenities that they need in the local community, such as supermarkets and cafes, as well as spending days out exploring the delights of the wider area. Bedfordshire is a county that is embedded with history and nature, offering interesting excursions to places such as Stockwood Discovery Centre and Wrest Park. If you prefer more leisurely days out, then both the weekly Biggleswade Markets and The Mall Luton provide vastly different experiences for people to do a spot of shopping, or catch up over lunch. No matter what sort of things our residents like to do in their spare time, they is something for everyone in and our around our home in Biggleswade.
Residents can enjoy arts and crafts sessions, entertainment, and trips to our haidressers and beauty salon, all from the comfort of their own home. However, at Penrose Court, we understand the importance of getting out and about, keeping active, and continuing to do things that our residents have always enjoyed. For residents with dementia, it can be beneficial to have access to the outdoors for its calming and tranquil qualities. As well as our private garden, residents can enjoy walks, picnics, and nature with fellow residents or their family members at beautiful sites such as the Shuttleworth Swiss Garden, less than a 10-minute drive away. For those who really love nature and wildlife, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and & Woburn Safari Park offer great family days out where you can get up close and personal with a variety of animals.