Our Model of Dementia Care
Care for residents in our Secure Dementia Care unit is based on the V.I.P.S. Model:
- Valuing the person with dementia
- Individual approach
- Understanding the Perspective of the person with dementia
- An enriched Social environment.
Ranfurly Dementia Care unit (RDC) is restraint-free. Any challenging behaviours are managed by staff being aware of each individual resident’s triggers and ways to diffuse any potential or actual situations that may arise. All staff working in the RDC unit have had training specific to the needs of residents with dementia and training is continuous.
Lorena the Dementia Team leader has created a peaceful and friendly environment which results in the residents having a very calm and settled experience daily.
Our Dementia Care unit is located within the main Ranfurly Residential Care Centre building. It is well signposted and has keypad entry doors. Family are welcomed and encouraged to visit as able. Visitors are always welcome.
We are able to offer permanent, respite and day care for people assessed as needing dementia level care. This assessment is commenced by the GP or by the hospital (if an inpatient).
Lorena Tanner is our dedicated RDC Team Leader. Please feel free to contact her for all inquiries for our Secure Dementia Care unit.