provided by a skilled, established team. Stonebridge supports adults (18 yrs +) living with moderate to severe dementia and/or enduring mental illness; we specialise in caring for those who express their frustration, anger, pain or boredom through risk behaviours, more usually labelled as “challenging” or “aggressive”.
Our approach, training and staffing levels mean that we can be more effective at recognising triggers ; earlier interventions reduce the risk of harm and we often see much more evidence of well-being.
Because we all need love, friendship & a sense of belonging Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh?” he whispered.
“Nothing” said Piglet. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”
“Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne
So, here we are about to go into our fifth week of lockdown. While of course keeping a very close eye on the news reports and the constant briefings and updates from our regulators and commissioners, we are focusing all our energies into maintaining our current infection-free status. We currently have no symptomatic residents or […]
15th April, 2020
With effect from Wednesday 18th March 2020, we will be closing the Home to visitors. This is a precautionary measure; as things stand all residents and staff are asymptomatic, and our hope is to be able to maintain this position for as long as possible. We do understand the emotional impact of such a restriction […]
16th March, 2020
Pastoral care lead, Belinda Jones, is to undertake training to become a registered celebrant. Sadly, there is sometimes no-one other than our staff team to attend funeral services; it’s not uncommon for people to have no family/friends, or to have lost touch with them. We recognise that it’s very difficult for a minister to deliver […]
19th March, 2019
Communities such as ours are at a greater risk of infection outbreak because residents can be physically compromised and less able to shrug off an infection. Norovirus and Clostridium difficile, among others, can cause significant distress and discomfort, and under the guidance issued to Homes such as ours, 2 suspected/confirmed cases constitute an outbreak. The […]
19th March, 2019
Adult Dementia & Mental Health Care Home in the West Midlands It is unlikely you would be reading this if you were not currently experiencing an emotional and quite difficult time in your life. You may be in the earliest stages of trying to find a permanent mental health care home for a family member […]
18th August, 2012