Admiral Nurses

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. 

How can an Admiral Nurse help?

  • If communication gets hard, they are on hand with skills and techniques to help you stay connected to the person you love
  • If you want some advice on the financial benefits that you may be able to claim, they can talk this through with you and provide details of services and organisations that can support you
  • If your family is struggling to cope, they will be there to help you get your loved one the best possible additional care and support
  • If you have questions you can’t get answered we’ll take the time to really understand the problem, and give you the expert support you need to tackle it

For more information on Admiral Nurses in Bolton, please contact Bolton Dementia Support on 07704 594 585 or check out their website at