Elizabeth House, Upstreet
Residential Care Home for Adults under 65 with Korsakoff's Syndrome, dementia and organic mental health issues
Our aim at Elizabeth House is to improve significantly the lives of younger people with various forms of dementia through the development and provision of specialist care and support within a secure environment.
The impact of dementia from whatever cause on an energetic, younger person, in their forties or fifties, often has the effect of restricting their lives within their community and can severely limit their quality of life. The loss of communication skills, coordination and often both short and long-term memory undermines independence and self-confidence and can often cause the breakdown of family relationships. At Elizabeth House, the support we give aims to open up the life choices of our clients again and give them back a quality of life they may have lost.
One of our Active Therapy team with one of our clients, renovating an old trolley for use in the greenhouse. We teach and renew skills our clients had in the past and will find useful in the future, through meaningful activities with clear and useful outcomes.
We offer a rich range of activities
and active therapy to our clients, thanks to a dedicated team of activity
therapists and large grounds. Our facilities range from a brand new art
and crafts studio, an in-house games area and PC with broadband internet
access, to an allotment with chickens and extensive gardens. We also have
our own beach hut at nearby Whitstable for barbecues, picnics and walks
along the beach.
We encourage all our clients to lead as 'normal' a lifestyle as possible and to get involved with many aspects of the day-to-day running of the home. This includes taking an active role in our Community Duties Rota, with responsibilities ranging from assisting with meal preparation to cleaning and tidying their own rooms, all with a view to maintaining/fostering independence and improving self esteem. Each client is individually risk- and needs-assessed and an individual plan is put in place for each person to ensure suitability and appropriateness of activities. Our clients are also encouraged to join the wider community, through classes, clubs, fund-raising and other activities and we aim for eventual and full rehabilitation into the community for all our clients. Please have a look at our Active Therapy pages for more information about this.
At all times, our clients have access to simple,
warm companionship and it's often amazing to see how our clients respond
to the kindness and the structure of their lives in our care, and how
their relationships with their families, which have often completely broken
down, can be restored.
To find out more about Korsakov's (Korsakoff's) syndrome, click here
For a frank and confidential discussion about how we may be able to help you or your relative suffering from any of the above conditions, please call Rod or Bobbie Tarry on 01227 860516.
We look forward to hearing from you