The main criteria for being accepted at Spring Mount is a clear diagnosis of a dementia, in a person of any age. We are particularly keen to take in younger people with dementia. We usually maintain a ratio of 50% over 65 and 50% under 65. They need to be mobile on admission to get maximum benefit from our model of care.
There are no visiting hours, visitors are welcome and encouraged at any time. It is important that visiting becomes a pleasurable part of your life and that you do not feel pressurised to visit more than you are able to easily manage. We want you to begin to feel at home in Spring Mount and participate in any activities that may be going on. Carers, who wish to, would always be welcome on trips or excursions to accompany their relative.
We acknowledge that families will have had their own routines and there is no reason for these to stop because someone comes into care. We take on the daily practicalities of caring and families can keep the pleasurable social activities they have always enjoyed. This often has the positive effect of nurturing and rebuilding relationships that have suffered in the caring process.