Our community hub and dementia care service only opened its doors a little over a year and a half ago and has gone from strength to strength, training up new care staff, building a sensory garden and installing the first dementia-friendly Men’s Shed.
Me2U Centre endeavours to provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment for people at all stages of the disease. The centre can host up to 25 guests a day and offers clients nutritious meals, and an enviable range of therapies including music therapy, reminiscing activities, games, films, crafts and gardening. Clients are even able to get their hair done or make use of the facility’s walk-in shower.
Now we’re finding new ways to help even more people by planning the build of a unique dementia-friendly sleeping area.
But for this we are counting on your support to raise the necessary funds. That’s why we’ve set up a Just Giving page so you can donate and share the link with friends and family.
The reality is that all of us are touched by dementia, whether personally or with family members, so this type of facility can benefit all families. That’s why you should think seriously about making a small contribution to our campaign.
People with dementia-related diseases often experience sleep disturbances, including waking up more often and for long periods in the night. The dementia-friendly sleeping space will ensure overnight guests are safe and able to move around freely without hurting themselves or getting lost. Specially adapted beds will offer security with each client having their own side room with access to a wet room and toilet. Night-time residents will be able to sit down in a lounge and even enjoy the garden in the evening. The staff will wear pyjamas to help the clients feel at ease, unlike in a traditional hospital or nursing home environment. All this will ensure a restful night for clients and their carers, who will be able to take a night off their duties in the knowledge that their loved one is enjoying luxury accommodation.
The sleeping area will accommodate four respite guests and two beds for crisis prevention.
To donate to our cause, please visit our Just Giving page. Also consider sharing on your social media channels to reach as many people as possible.
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“No two days are the same as every client is unique. We’re not just a day centre; we offer support to our carers around medication management including support with compliance and side effects. We provide post-diagnostic counselling and we have a 24-hour crisis line that has prevented hospital admission on a number of occasions.” (Rosie Whittington)