Where do we stay?
We stay in dementia friendly luxury holiday properties with easy to follow floor plans suitable for guests with mobility issues and pre-inspected by MfY for suitability. All bedrooms are ensuite, and we provide a range of sleeping and bathroom options to suit you.
Will I have time to myself ?
MyTime is the oppurtunity for couples or individuals to relax and do their own thing with support available, should it be needed. This could be doing activities in the couple of hours after breakfast, spending the day on your own or meeting up with friends and family. All you have to do is ask.
How long is the holiday?
All our holidays are five days, Monday to Friday.
Can you accommodate guests that want to come on their own?
Typically, breakfast is served at 9am and consists of a 'Full English' or Continental, followed by MyTime from 10am-11.30am. Here, our staff provide stimulating activities for indivduals or groups before heading out to lunch around noon. Lunch is generally in a cafe en route or at the location of our afternoon excursion. We return to the property around 4.30pm so you can relax before dinner at 6.30pm. Following dinner we all get together and enjoy one another's company over the dinner table and maybe enjoy some music or games until 9pm. After 9pm you can relax before bed while MfY staff catch up with their families.
A Typical Day on a MindforYou Holiday
We like to get to know you, understand your needs and re-assure you about any concerns you may have. This is best acheived by speaking face to face with a member of staff who will be with you on holiday. We visit you to go through details in your Support Questionnaire.
Why do MindforYou visit us before our holiday?
What activites do we do in the house?
We have a range of different activities available including jigsaws, dominoes, puzzles, flower arranging, reiki, seated exercises, dance, mindfulness colouring, pampering sessions, bingo and different sensory games.
How many guests are there on a holiday?
We accommodate a maximum of ten guests, normally five people living with dementia and their carers.
What stages of dementia can you support?
MfY provide an environment for everyone at all stages of their dementia journey. While we try and cater for everyone's needs, we cannot accommodate people who require personal care more than twice a day. Any other concerns can be managed with prior knowledge, the right environment and support.
Can I have my current care package on Holiday?
Yes. MfY can transfer your current home care package to the holiday property whilst you are away with us. We liase with your current and holiday care provider to make it as stress free as possible.
Do MindforYou provide specialist equipment/aids?
Yes. We can provide a list on request, examples of which include grab rails, incontinence sheets, wheel chairs, night lights, raised toilet seat etc.
What if I feel unwell on the holiday?
Speak to a member of MfY staff immediately. We will arrnage doctor's appointments. Should you become ill please provide us with an emergency contact on your Support Questionnaire in case you need to be taken home.
Can MindforYou accommodate specfiic dietary requirements?
Yes. All food is 'home cooked'. We personalise our menus around guest preferences. This means we can cater to any dietary requirements or specific tastes while at the property. When out for lunch we check that cafes are dementia friendly and accommodate your needs beforehand.
Are laundry facilities available at all the properties?
There are laundry facilities at every holiday property. If an 'accident' were to occur then MfY staff are on hand and there to help.
What happens if my health declines before the holiday?
Please read our terms and condtions, which can be found on the back page of our brochure, and get in touch with us immediately. Tell us your situation and we can discuss your options.
What if my loved one becomes agitated?
All our staff have experience of these situations and plans are in place to provide different distraction techniques to support both of you should th eneed arise.
Will I get on with the other guests?
It never ceases to amaze us how well all our guests get on. We think it's because all our guests understand dementia, and have a common desire to meet new people, experience new places and ultimately relax and enjoy themselves.
Can I meet up with family & friends?
Absolutely, we love to meet our guests friends and families. They are welcome to join us for lunch or dinner and take part in our excursions. Alternatively, you can arrange a trip yourselves either with or without support.
Why should I take out travel insurance?
For a relatively small cost it gives you peace of mind should your health status change and you have to cancel.