EMI Residential & Nursing
At Thornton Manor Care Centre we specialise in dementia and mental health care.
EMI is an acronym for Elderly Mentally Infirm, this is an umbrella term for a range of mental health conditions that include Alzheimers and Dementia.
We offer a bespoke environment fitted with many dementia friendly initiatives, from dementia friendly signage, colour coded fixtures and dementia friendly activity boards. Our whole environment is designed with dementia sufferers in mind.
We also write person centred care plans for all our residents. We ensure we list all our residents preferences, needs and detailed plans of how we will meet them.
We use our Health & Wellbeing department to support behavioural issues our residents may experience. We offer reiki, massage, reflexology, pet therapy and more. This has meant that over the last 4 years we have been able to discontinue the use of sedating medication, we haven’t used a single dose in 3 years.
Reflexology which is also known as zone therapy is an alternative medical practice involving the application of pressure to specific points on the feet and hands. It is believed that these zones correlate to areas of the body.