Our Model of Care

Our model of care is distinct from any other model. Fundamentally the household model gives ownership of the home to the individuals who live there by putting them at the centre of each and every decision. The work of psychologist Tom Kitwood identified the six aspects required for an individual to live a full life; comfort, attachment, inclusion, identity, occupation and love. These are no different for those individuals living with dementia.

 

The support packages we offer individuals are designed specifically for that individual, carefully gathering information to allow us to meet all their holistic needs. We achieve this by seeing the person first and any clinical diagnosis as secondary.

At Frome Nursing Home we truly recognise that living in an environment shared by many others is not what any of us would call 'home'. Frome has an approach to life that recognises the values, beliefs and identify of each person. We achieve this by having our different houses for individuals to choose from, as opposed to Frome Nursing Home being one large house. Each house supports people at differing points of life's journey.

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