Be Dementia Friendly

Dementia care at Westmeath is based on the abilities of each resident, focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses. Our basic approach to dementia care is dedicated to personalization, promoting independence, and functioning with dignity. Every resident receives a personalized plan of care with an ongoing assessment of changing needs. We have individually tailored activities scheduled for seven days a week. Food and nutrition plans are created for each resident’s needs and capabilities by our team of healthcare professionals.

Westmeath’s main focus is to provide a dignified level of care to the elderly. We focus on providing activities and an atmosphere which promotes the most vibrant lifestyle possible for each resident. Our dementia care is personalized to each resident’s needs to maintain the highest quality of life that we can provide.

Our dementia care program helps residents elevate their cognitive function by improving their motor skills and cognitive learning through games, puzzles, activities, and exercises. We also help memory retention through reminiscing programs and activities. Creative needs are met through arts and crafts projects. We also accommodate our residents’ spiritual needs through visits and prayer sessions led by local clergy.

In order to increase our residents’ capabilities and enhance life, we focus on empowering the residents to perform at their highest level each day and help them enjoy each moment as it passes. In order to empower residents to perform their highest everyday, our team develops a personal relationship with each of our residents. Through this personal relationship, our skilled staff are able to clearly understand the capabilities of each resident.

Our trained staff members have ongoing training and education to provide them with the most current and effective care techniques. We try to create an environment designed to reduce agitation and confusion to help the residents move gradually forward in their progress. Westmeath staff prides ourselves on the relationships that we build with each resident’s family and we will keep you updated on the progress of your loved one.