Philosophy of Care
We deliver a wealth of support services for elderly people living with dementia, with the aim of not just providing care and comfort, but also a new, positive and more engaging stage in their lives.
At the heart of our work is our Philosophy of Care, where we encourage social interaction, engagement and the eradication of boredom. We help develop interests and hobbies and within our care homes and provide as many opportunities to meet and make new friends.
This is what sets us apart from other care services and is our primary goal. At Avante, life begins again.
Our Philosophy of Care
The greatest challenges faced by people we care for and support are loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
Overcoming the challenges of loneliness, helplessness and boredom is the responsibility of us all.
We believe in the principles of an ordinary life. This should include regular contact with nature, animals and others in the community. It is these relationships that enhance our lives.
The warmth and companionship of people and animals is the antidote to loneliness.
Being part of the community is all about giving as well as receiving care and support. This is the antidote to helplessness.
Variety, spontaneity, unexpected and unpredictable interactions and happenings create an environment that is the antidote to boredom.
Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. The opportunity to do things that we find meaningful is essential to human health.
Medication should be the servant of genuine human care and support never its master.
Older age should not be a barrier to personal growth and learning. We respect the views of older people and believe that they or their advocates should be at the forefront of decision making that affects their lives.
Death is part of the cycle of life and we recognise peoples right to die in their own home.