At Home Instead Bolton, we know that in order to stay happy and healthy at home there may come a time when you need some additional help or support. So, with our clients, this often involves us working alongside other agencies and support services such as community nursing, GP’s, social workers and specialists.
One of these areas of specialisation is the Admiral Nurse service. We are very fortunate in Bolton to have our very own Admiral Nurse, so we thought it would be a great idea to look more closely at this service and see how the role provides support to people in Bolton. First off, the basics!
What is an Admiral Nurse? – Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Supported and developed by Dementia UK, they provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. The nurses are here when people need help. They have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems.
As dementia specialists, Admiral Nurses help families manage complex needs, considering the person living with dementia and the people around them. When people are struggling, the nurses help them take back control. When friends and family are worried about a loved one, they give them the confidence to manage their future with dementia.
Admiral Nurses help people living with dementia stay independent for longer – and support the people caring for them so that they will have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days. In Bolton, David Neilson is our local Admiral Nurse supporting families.
For more information on Admiral Nurses in Bolton, please contact Bolton Dementia Support on 07704 594 585 or check out their website at https://www.boltondementiasupport.org.uk/