Millennium Care open Worthington Lake Care Home in Standish
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Millennium Care believe in independence and ‘Why not’ when it comes to what helping their residents fulfil dreams.
‘Millennium Care home resident, Mary celebrates her 100th birthday by flying a plane!’
We are committed to raising standards and delivery of care that goes above and beyond to ensure our residents enjoy the exciting and stimulating lifestyle they deserve without compromise – our ethos is living life to the full.
Millennium Care currently operate six homes across Lancashire offering nursing, residential, respite and dementia care. Millennium Care are due to open their latest addition to the Millennium Care umbrella: Worthington Lake Care Home in Standish, Wigan.
Worthington Lake has been designed around a ground-breaking model of dementia care which allows people living with dementia to be able to live as independently as possible with the encouragment to be empowered and to make their own decisions.
The fundamental belief of the household model of care is that people living with dementia can thrive well in a nurturing environment, which in turn reduces their anxiety and stress levels which also improves their wellbeing.
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A change of routine and environment can be very daunting for someone who is living with dementia.
Worthington Lake enables greater freedom for people living in the home to do more for themselves and feel less restricted.
It is Millennium Care’s mission to make this sense of person identity flourish at Worthington Lake.
Millennium Care have spent an extensive amount of time and investment researching and creating a pioneering environment and working to incorporate an emotion driven care team in all of their homes.
The Millennium Care home at Lavender Hills in Ramsbottom was recently featured on BBC One and North West Tonight to report on one of their residents flying a plane to mark her 100th birthday.
This was organised by Millennium Care and Lavender Hills as Mary expressed a keen interest in aircraft which stems from her late husband being in the RAF during WW2. Mary said flying the plane over Lavender Hills was one of the best days of her life. Millennium Care homes staff are trained to provide the very best person-centred care.
While dementia care has a history of being task orientated and institutionalised, Millennium Care sees a total transformation in the way people with dementia are cared for. The focus is on their emotions and we replicate home-like environments and the everyday activities they enjoyed at home as a family.
The features, layouts and facilities at the new Millennium home Worthington Lake help maintain residents’ quality of life, improve working conditions and provide a better care culture for residents, staff, and visitors alike.
The central hub of the home is designed to be engaging and inviting and also help maintain personal identity; Worthington Lake’s unique design includes kitchenettes in each dining room, with facilities to make drinks and snacks, set tables for meal times and a washing machine. The kitchenettes encourage residents to participate in activities and transform each meal to a participatory social dining experience.
The built environment and interior design of Worthington Lake is focused on enabling residents with dementia to be as independent as possible by using the latest research to design the care home in a way that maximises positive effects where possible. There has also been great focus on providing meaningful activities and opportunities for residents.
Many of Millennium Care’s residents would have spent much of their lives taking part in household chores. To continue these tasks in a care home environment can be calming for a person with dementia, which in turn gives a sense of purpose and fulfilment.
Millennium Care only works with highly skilled individuals. Staff receive ongoing training to keep them up to date with the best practices across the care spectrum. With specialists in every area – from dementia care to nursing care – we can provide a truly innovative approach to care.
Write to us at: Millennium Care UK Limited, Lavender Hills Care Home, Stubbins Vale Road, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 0NP. Telephone: 01706 285 221