Mental healthcare for people : not for profit
This pathway is for people with dementia who need specialist hospital care due to complexity of their condition. Many of whom also have severe and enduring mental health problems and/or high risk challenging behaviour.
The emphasis is on person-centred care, enabling the individual to be as independent as possible and achieve a good quality of life. People will remain on the pathway as long as they meet the criteria. Discharge from the pathway will be to a less restrictive environment, eg. nursing or residential home, or transfer to the end of life pathway.
The multidisciplinary team is experienced in understanding and resolving high-risk, challenging behaviours in a dignified manner. The holistic, biopsychosocial (BPS) approach supports the person to recover a sense of their own identity, optimising their strengths. To us, this means paying particular attention to learning about each person’s life story, individualising activities and being sensitive to people’s holistic needs. Our emphasis on valuing the individual, their history and their lived experience helps us to promote their psychological and emotional wellbeing.
For information about accessing treatment, please click here.
The Retreat is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, click here for details