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  Majesticare Luxury Care Homes
It is always good to speak to a dedicated professional and we spoke to Sally Latham, Head of Memory and Lifestyle Care at Majesticare Luxury Care Homes about her role.....
 I have worked for Majesticare since 2007 as a home manager and now as senior team leader, currently based at Blenheim House. I am a registered nurse with 40 years’ experience, and have a masters’ level qualification in dementia studies. My job is to uplift the quality of life for people with dementia, by training, updating, advising, supporting and coaching people living, working and visiting the home. I love my job, the people I meet, and the different experiences each day brings!
What does a day look like for people living at Blenheim House?
People living at Blenheim House are expertly supported and every day is different, with a host of lifestyle choices, from trips out to entertainment, or simply sitting in the garden or library. Our care incorporates our values of fun, family, trust, creativity and heart and is individually tailored for each person. Living with dementia can be difficult, and we recognise and value everyone for who they are, sharing the happy and the sad times along the journey.
Can family visit?
Yes of course. We advocate families visiting as often as possible and we like to involve relatives in our training and day to day life at Blenheim.
Does Blenheim House offer respite care?
We recognise that moving people around can be traumatic, and
as such we do not tend to offer a respite facility in our memory care area, but we
are happy to discuss and evaluate each request.
Is there any support for families caring for someone with dementia?
At Blenheim House we care for and support the whole family, not just the person living with a dementia. For people living in the community, we also have a regular memory care café which is open to the public, and we would welcome you to join us.
My loved one has been cared for at home. How can I know that they will be safe at Blenheim House?
I think the best thing would be to ask people who already have family at Blenheim House. You are welcome to book a visit.
You can also look at the website, which gives testimony from people whose loved ones are at Blenheim house. I can also advise, guide and support your move to Blenheim House, so please contact me if you need any help. I will be very happy to meet you!

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