About the Rosebery Centre
The Rosebery Centre is a specialist centre in Livingston that provides day care facilities and support for people with dementia and their families.
The Centre was established in 1985 and provides social interaction within a stimulating and safe environment to members (attendees) from a wide catchment area, including Livingston, Broxburn, Uphall, Pumpherston, East Calder, Mid Calder, and West Calder. We cater for 45 people each week, 15 each day over three days.
People with dementia are referred for day care and other forms of support by CPNs; social work teams in Livingston, Bathgate and Broxburn; local primary health care teams; voluntary organisations; and West Park Day Hospital.
We continually strive to reach ‘the gold standard’ for dementia support services through our day-to-day practice in the Centre, carer support, staff and volunteer training, a multidisciplinary approach, and our involvement in research into dementia.
What do we do at the specialist dementia day care centre
Our main objective is to facilitate social interaction and stimulation for the person with dementia in a homely, domestic environment and to provide carer support and assistance.
The daily programme at the Rosebery Centre is activity-led and focuses on the individual needs of the members.
At the end of each day, Centre staff and volunteers write a review for each person attending, which includes information about their memory, concentration, participation, interaction, and appetite. This report is passed on to carers and offers a means of reality orientation at home. We ensure that there is a continuous assessment of member’s and carer’s needs.
We organise Carer’s Support Groups designed to be informative and supportive. We also provide support to carers on an individual basis involving the provision of information, counselling sessions or practical support. It is sometimes possible for the Centre to provide a sitter service to allow carers respite.
We offer a bereavement support service following the death of a member.
Who delivers specialist dementia services at the Rosebery Centre?
The Centre is staffed by a Manager and an Assistant Manager/Activities Leader who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre.
Our annually elected Management Committee is made up of people who have an interest in dementia either through personal experience as a carer or professional expertise.
Each day there is a team of trained volunteers who work with clients on a one-to-one basis to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience at the Centre.
The Centre works closely with both health care and social work agencies.
The Centre meets the Care Inspectorate Standards of Care and is subject to inspection of its service by the Inspectorate. We currently hold excellent grades in this regard.
Main funding is received from West Lothian Council but only provides for essential services. It does not allow for expansion programmes, outreach and important training of volunteers and staff to enhance the quality of care provided to clients and carers.