17-19 Prideaux Road
Philosophy of Care
We believe that Palm Court is a specialist home for dementia sufferers. It aims at providing excellent care while respecting the individuality, privacy, dignity and rights of our residents. The objective is to enhance the quality of life by providing a safe, homely and comfortable environment with support and stimulation to maximise their physical, social and emotional capacity.
Excellence in care is driven by a set of care values. Our care values are:
Showing respect, tolerance and valuing our residents for who they are.
Recognising individuality and helping our residents to feel good about themselves.
Respecting rights and freedom of expression.
Giving choices and respecting the choices of our residents.
Maintaining confidentiality and respecting privacy in personal hygiene, relationships and all aspects of care.
Encouraging independence and promoting self-worth.
Preserving dignity in behaviour, dress and all our practices.
Working in partnerships and maintaining communication with our residents, their relatives and other professionals.
Our Approach To Caring
Our approach is informed by the Kitwood Model of Care (1997) which is designed to give person-centred care specifically to dementia sufferers. We preserve and promote personhood and see people with dementia as:
Having all their rights as a citizen and member of society
Having views and life’s experiences
Deserving an individualised plan of creative care in tune with current and changing needs
Continuing to experience well being and comfort with support