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Dementia Care

As a care organisation Ashmere Derbyshire Ltd is very passionate about the care they deliver to all of their residents, inclusively. We endeavour to enable our residents to live well, either with or without dementia. As we are aware living well with a dementia is not always an easy thing to do. We know that there are many factors that can disrupt a person’s opportunity to live well including aspects of the physical environment; no access to meaningful activities; restrictions placed on them due to fear and over-protection and the attitude of staff.

Our philosophy at Ashmere is to enhance the chances of our residents reaching the goal of living well with a dementia by providing our staff with the skills they need to facilitate this. We do this by providing a bespoke dementia training programme to all of our staff to reflect the needs of all of our residents, including positive risk taking and we are currently moving to an electronic care plan system, throughout all our homes, to enhance staff time spent on positive interaction and less time on paperwork. In three of our homes we offer accommodation in a smaller household to reflect the need for a quieter, enabling, environment and a need for a higher ratio of staff to resident numbers. In all of our homes we have enthusiastic activity co-ordinators who work tirelessly to provide meaningful, fun and therapeutic activities over 7 days a week. We recognise that music plays an important role in accessing memories and offers a therapeutic medium for conversation; belonging and

We have established working partnerships with various companies who we feel reflect our philosophy including Person Centred Software, who provide an innovative mobile solution for evidencing care interactions and care planning; Renray Healthcare, suppliers of dementia friendly furniture solutions and Quality Compliance Systems policy and procedures service, which supports us to be CQC compliant under The Care Act 2014 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008. Our new projects include installing

How would I describe our Ashmere family? Small enough to care; big enough to make a difference; wise enough to know we aren’t perfect but clever enough to know we can’t stop trying to meet our aim of providing a truly person-centred service to all our residents.
Christine RNLD/RMN BSc (Hons) Dementia Studies
Manager of Dementia Services

Ask our Team

Just a few questions our new residents have asked on enquiry;

Do I really Need Care?

If you, a friend or relative feel that you/they are in need of care, you can ask Social Services to carry out an assessment of your/their needs. Once informed that somebody may need care, the authority, often jointly with the Health Authority or GP, has a duty to carry out an assessment should reveal if care at home or in a residential setting is needed.

How will I know if living at Ashmere is right for me?

All our homes have different facilities and atmospheres, so we'd encourage you to visit before you make up your mind.
Our staff are happy to cater for you to trial the home if you wish by coming in for respite care, we can also offer for you to have lunch with our residents so you can find out more about what life is like at Ashmere.

Working with Ashmere

"The Great British Care Awards judges said when making the award: "There is a palpable sense that the employees at Ashmere are an extended family.
Staff are empowered to help deliver good outcomes for residents and to make someone's day."

Dementia Support Worker

Location: Dementia Care

Care Assistant – The Firs Nursing Home

Location: Dementia Care

Care Assistant – Valley Lodge

Location: Dementia Care

Dementia Household Lead

Location: Dementia Care