We are passionate about improving the lives of people with dementia, which is why we help clients to introduce CST groups into their homes. Recommended by NICE, CST is an evidence-based therapy that improves cognitive abilities and social skills for people in early to mid-stages of dementia. It has been proven to offer similar benefits to drug therapies – but without the side-effects; but best of all, it transforms the lives of people living with dementia and they love coming to the group!
Our service involves one of our trained facilitators assisting your activities co-ordinator to select suitable residents to make up a group (of up to 8 people), and then working with your staff member to run the sessions for an hour, twice a week for the initial 7 weeks. All equipment is provided for the sessions. All that is required is a private room where the group will not be disturbed. Your staff member will learn how to facilitate the sessions and complete documentation recording the outcomes for each individual at the end of each session. This provides valuable evidence for your CQC inspection.
After 7 weeks, your activity co-ordinator should be fully capable of facilitating the group and continue with the ongoing maintenance sessions. If you feel that CST could benefit your clients, just give us a call for more information. 0845 0706927 We are here to help.