Bowes House care home on Battle Road in Hailsham has published a guide to help people living with and those caring for people with dementia.
The guide Good to Go – gives tips on how to overcome the challenges of getting out and about, aimed at transforming the experiences of those caring for loved ones living with dementia.
According to Care UK which runs the care home, fears around the person getting confused or lost, or being unable to cope if things go wrong, mean accessing the great outdoors can be a daunting prospect for carers of those living with dementia, and many are afraid to leave the safety of their own home.
Good to Go highlights how important it is for those living with dementia – and their carers – to get out and about, and the emotional and physical benefits of staying active.
The guide explains how to make the most of every outing, big or small, with practical advice and words of encouragement volunteered by people working in Care UK care homes, as well as residents and family carers.
Helena Barrow, home manager at Bowes House, said: “It is absolutely essential that family carers are given support and practical advice to enable them and their loved ones to enjoy all the benefits of being outdoors as often as they can.”
Free copies of Good to Go are available to pick up from Bowes House at Battle Road and can also be downloaded from www.careuk.com/goodtogo. For more information on Bowes House and any forthcoming dementia advice events at the home, visit www.careuk.com/bowes-house or call: 03332 201 277.