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Specialist Dementia Carers within your Home
Having a trained dementia carer living at home can be a huge weight lifted off your shoulders. It means you can have someone there to support you and your loved one whenever they need it. With increasing awareness and literature on this illness, there is now more support than ever for living with dementia. However, a diagnosis can be overwhelming and it’s important to focus on what is happening one step at a time. There are many community support groups, charities and research that, combined with a trained dementia carer can ensure that you and your family will not face the onset of dementia alone.
One to One Support is Key
An understanding of dementia is imperative when caring for someone with dementia. They can behave uncharacteristically or in some cases put themselves at risk when cooking or travelling on their own. With the support of a trained dementia carer these situations can be managed, better understood and resolved by someone who is not a close friend or relative. This also means a trained carer is on hand at all times throughout the day and night and you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Meet our Training Team
Each of our carers must pass our 5-day training course as well as meet our security and safeguarding checks. Our carer process has been developed by our experienced training and recruitment team over the past 20 years. The training assessment covers everything a dementia carer needs to know and is lead by a registered nurse and dementia champion. This ensures our carers are equipped emotionally and practically to support vulnerable adults. Looking after a person within their own home brings unique challenges per person and dementia affects individuals in many different ways. People often forget that people need emotional as well as practical support. This is particularly the case when caring for someone with dementia. We pride ourselves on our highly trained members of staff and dementia carers to work as a team to bring you and your family the support you need at home. With 20 years experience providing live-in care within your own home, our training programme is continuously developing and we understand the importance of ensuring our carers are fully trained and supported by us at all times.
Person Centered Dementia Care
It is imperative to remember a person with dementia as they are during calm and happy moments and perhaps before the diagnosis of their illness. Together with family members, a dementia carer can get to know what may cheer or calm the person in their care.There might be a particular meal a person likes to eat or a particular routine they like to maintain which, if not followed, could leave someone feeling upset or confused. A dementia carer will develop a relationship with the client that knows how to resolve a tense, or confused moment. This includes talking to them about memories, perhaps looking through photographs or putting on familiar music. A person with dementia also needs to be paid attention to and cared for continuously to ensure even basic needs such as eating properly and drinking enough fluids throughout the day are met. Having a one-to-one carer will enable an individual to be cared for surrounded by familiarities within the comfort and safety of their own home. In addition, we have a multi-disciplinary team of care managers working from our head office who are qualified healthcare professionals including registered nurses and an occupational therapist. You will have a designated care manager who will support your dementia carers in work. Combined with a team of healthcare professionals, a dementia champion, a 24/7 fast response service and a team of on-call carers – you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Support from Healthcare Professionals
We are proud of our highly qualified team and our experienced trained carers which, combined with our policies and practices, ensure our clients receive a professional, knowledgeable and supportive service. We expect every member of our team to have a caring demeanour and to treat everybody with dignity and respect and we expect this to extend beyond the workplace. Our Care Team who manage each care placement include Registered Nurses and an Occupational therapist who are there to support you and your carers.
If you would like to find out more about our services, why not speak to a friendly member of our care team today? They will be able to arrange a free assessment and begin your journey in receiving professional support at home.