How are Holidays at Calvert Trust Dementia & Alzheimer’s Friendly?
Everything at Calvert Trust Exmoor is designed and equipped with your needs in mind. From our accessible accommodation to our range of accessible activity equipment and specially trained staff, we’ve thought of everything so that all you have to do is enjoy yourself together with your partner, family, friends or carer.
Throughout the centre, there is lots of signage to help guests find their way. The activities will be run by the same instructors, so you don’t become overwhelmed by new people and can have a sense of familiarity.
To help make things easier for our guests, we keep the timings for each day the same, so you can follow a set schedule and have a sense of familiarity. Each day breakfast is served at 8.30 am, lunch at 1 pm and dinner at 6 pm. Activities always start at 10 am and 2 pm, and evening entertainment will begin at 7.30 pm.
What Adaptations are there to Activities for Guests with Dementia & Alzheimer’s?
At Calvert Trust Exmoor, we like for everyone to do activities together regardless of any disability, so we don’t tend to tailor activities towards dementia or Alzheimer’s specifically; however, if possible, we aim to group people with similar disabilities.
Instructors and carers/family members will work with them to ensure they have the best time possible.
Our activities and facilities can be adapted to suit different mobility needs, with hoists and adaptive equipment available to allow everyone to take part in every activity.
How to Prepare Someone for the Trip?
When you book with Calvert Trust Exmoor, we will provide you with everything you need to know about your stay. As the parent, guardian or group leader, you can then use this information to help prepare for the trip and what can be expected.
Benefits of Holidays for Those with Dementia & Alzheimer’s
A change of scenery and stimulating activities can make a huge difference for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Holidays can help to build confidence and lift moods in people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Sometimes a break in routine can be very beneficial, so visiting a new place, with different activities to try and people to talk to makes a holiday a great choice for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Why Stay With Us?
Our specialist facilities are all together on one safe, welcoming site, including accessible riding stables, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Our comfortable accommodation is accessible for people with all types and stages of dementia, offering en-suite, level-entry wet room facilities with grab bars. Accessible bathrooms are also available. For those with reduced mobility, throughout the building we have widened doors and corridors, electric doors and lifts to the upper floors. All rooms are fitted with Menvicall alarms that are linked to reception during the day and to the duty instructor in the evenings.
How to Book
To book a dementia-friendly holiday at Calvert Trust Exmoor, fill in our booking enquiry form or get in touch with us at 01598 763221 to discuss your stay.