Rest Home and Dementia Care
THE STORY OF MARGARET
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Milton Court Rest Home is a boutique home providing residential and dementia care to our residents. We are one street back from the beach. The home is set in a relaxed landscape, with lovely courtyard gardens view-able from lounges, bedrooms, and the dining room.
Small dementia unit wings give us the opportunity to know our residents and families.
In a smaller setting, staff can notice any changes that need attention. Research shows that people with dementia respond positively to surroundings that are relaxed, homely, easy to navigate and spacious. For these reasons, our Turquoise and Amber wings are purposely designed to be on a small scale with a home-like environment. Because of the small, intimate atmosphere, it is easier to decorate the room – linking the decor to the memory of residents.
We encourage residents to carry out small tasks throughout the day, such as gardening, cleaning, hanging out washing, folding clothing, etc. This can help retain self-esteem and involvement in daily life. We have a dedicated activity co-ordinator who organises activities, such as arts and crafts, walking to the beach, sing-along music, and one-to-one involvement. The activities result in meaningful social interaction. This interaction enriches the resident’s physical and cognitive wellbeing through their participation.
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What is Dementia?
Watch this video from Alzheimer’s Research UK to find out more about Dementia. Which diseases cause dementia? How do they affect the brain? What symptoms do they lead to?
Dementia affects 2 in 3 people in New Zealand.
Over 60,000 people in New Zealand have been diagnosed with dementia.
More about Dementia
Here is a booklet containing tips, advice and support which you may find helpful. It is a guide for carers and support people. To download the booklet free of charge, click the button.
DEMENTIA AWARENESS DAY
The goal of this day was to increase awareness of dementia within the community.
Check out our sister home.
Bethany Hill is a 30 bed specialist dementia care rest home that has southern views over Whangateau Harbour and Omaha Bay while having rural views to the North. It is set on more than 2 hectares of land with native bush and hills. Our private, secure, and landscaped gardens provide safety for the residents to have the freedom to come and go indoors and outdoors as they please.