Specialist dementia unit

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

A Specialist Residential Dementia Service


Eastfield Nursing Home has been caring for people who have dementia for well over 30 years, the service we provide has been focused on trying to create a 'home' for people that live here, providing comfort, security and a very high standard of care.  Eastfield has mainly been chosen  by people that have been admitted from hospital with severe needs or from a residential care home that is unable to meet the needs of a person in their care. Eastfield has now created a dedicated area within the home for people that have residential care home needs and who might not previously have been admitted into a nursing home. 

Eastfield is a family run care home where good positive relationships are at the heart of everything we do.  We support our residents and their families in being involved in the care planning process so that we ensure that it is a person-centred approach to providing care.

Providing this residential dementia care service within a well-established nursing home that has an excellent reputation for caring for residents with dementia that have complex needs provides the re-assurance of continuity of care. Should the time come when a residents needs change and they require more complex care they can feel safe in the knowledge that the transition can be smooth and stress free as we also provide nursing care from a team of experienced and qualified nurses.

Publication Success!

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Following a really successful training day that involved two actors performing a scenario based on an interaction between a resident and a carer, I wrote an article which is just about to be published in ' Research in Drama Educatin: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance' .  I have pasted the title and the abstract below.


Using a drama-based education programme to develop a ‘relational’ approach to care for those working with people living with dementia



The Argument explored in this paper is that a ‘system’ approach to care can have a potentially detrimental effect on, what is assumed here to be, the most important aspect of providing care and that is the relationship between the person that provides care and the person with dementia who is in receipt of care. A contrast between the medical model and a person-centred approach to providing care is discussed and the epistemological assumptions of the person-centred model are described and critiqued with reference to Levinas. The concept of the ‘non-intentional’ is introduced, based on the ideas of Levinas, and used to critique mainstream approaches to the delivery of care. Levinas’ work is used to provide the epistemological justification for what is described here as a ‘relational’ approach to care. Discussion explores the use of a drama-based educational programme to foster a relational approach amongst carers.

Smooth Run up to Christmas

Monday 15th December 2014


The preparations for Christmas have been progressing well and Sam has had a willing group to work with making Christmas decorations and baking a Christmas cake as well.  As you can see the jobs were shared around and apparently everyone enjoyed themselves. Debbie is clearly ready for Xmas!


Halloween Success

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Tickling the ivories

Monday 13th October 2014

Karen’s keep fit class was given a real boost when Joyce took to the piano to play some music to accompany the session.  She was just asked to play something and away she went with a wonderfully spontaneous piece of music.  Joyce has been used to playing concerts and her expertise and talent was clear to see. It was a real pleasure.

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