Wards

 

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                 PwD stay in “private wards” in each block. The wards are designed to take care of PwD in category C3 to C7. It is expected that patients in category C1 and C2 are not usually admitted in a care center as the impact of dementia would not be debilitating both for the PwD as well as the family members. Some in C3 category may be admitted when the disease is diagnosed and when there is no help available at the home front. C4 is a crucial stage when family members feel the fatigue. PwD in C3 stage is normally physically strong enough to move around, but the cognitive loss is more pronounced and a few PwD might go missing from their homes. Even in home settings, family members often find it difficult. PwD from C3 to C6 stages are often admitted in care homes. In NIKISA Dementia Village PwD in category C3 to C5 are treated and cared in Special wards and those in advanced stages viz C6 and C7 require higher level of clinical care and therefore cared in the Intensive Care Block or ICU block.





There are six wards in each block. 4 wards are single wards and two are double bed wards. Each ward is provided with cot & bed, sofa units, storage units. They have attached bathrooms with continuous water. The bed is provided with bed spreads, pillows, safety bars, duvets. Rubberized wood flooring in wards contributes to PwD safety. The wards are bright and have sound proof glass windows. Safety bards are installed in windows on the basis of assessment of the PwD. In Double wards a relative of the PwD can also stay. In the Intensive care block PwD who are in C6 and C7 stages are taken care of. This has fowlers bed, nursing station, duty doctors room with facilities for terminal care. As rule Ventilators are not provided in ICU unit.

 

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