What we do

If your loved one is suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer's disease, you will probably be thinking about suitable care.  As the ageing population increases appropriate care has never been more important. Sadly there is no known cure for Dementia and it can affect 1 person in 20 of those over 65.  For people over the age of 80, the chances increase to 1 in 5 and for those over 85, the probability of having dementia is 1 in 2.

So, should it be a nursing home, or care at home?  It can all seem very daunting.  Care in the home, or domiciliary care, encourages the individual stay independent whilst receiving care in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.   It is becoming increasingly popular with clients and families as it minimises disruption and confusion for the Dementia sufferer.  Individuals remain in a stable and consistent environment thus reducing anxiety and upset.  Providing help and peace of mind for the family, it can also offer them the chance to take a break from time to time.  Home Instead Senior Care is the world’s leading home care company, and the only home care organisation in the UK with City & Guilds accreditation for dementia. We work together with the client, the family and healthcare services to provide a tailor made service designed to stimulate and support individuals in their daily activities at home. Our CAREGivers are trained to:

Encourage favourite activities and stimulating pastimes
Assist with trips out, enabling social interaction
Prepare nutritious and favourite meals, and encourage reluctant eaters
Keep the home clean, safe and familiar
Provide personal care for comfort and wellbeing
Assist with medication routines by prompting or reminding
Provide care with dignity and respect
CAREGivers receive up to date Dementia training.  They must satisfy a thorough Criminal Records Bureau vetting process, and provide six references.  They are routinely assessed so that they deliver the highest standards of care for the elderly.  As the disease progresses, CAREGivers will accommodate changing needs. Wherever possible, we attempt to provide a CAREGiver with a compatible personality and similar interests to that of our client, enabling continuity and the ability to build a trusting and lasting relationship for as long as possible. We believe personalisation for all our clients leads to better care; it makes the privilege of caring more rewarding for both client and CAREGiver.

At Home Instead Senior Care, we have made it our mission to lead the way on caring for people with Alzheimers Disease and other dementias and supporting their families. We believe in sharing our knowledge and expertise with those on the front lines: the children, spouses and friends tasked with being the number one lifeline for someone with dementia. We want to give you the Confidence to Care

CAREGiver and elderly man looking at a menu together

Companionship

Home Instead provide professional companion care, helping older people across the UK to continue to live a fulfilling life, in their own home.

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CAREGiver hanging out an elderly client's washing

Home help and housekeeping

Living well often starts with looking after the home and studies show that having a clean and tidy house can have positive effects on health and wellbeing.

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CAREGiver helping an elderly lady with applying lipgloss

Personal care

To us, it’s personal. Whether it is helping you with personal hygiene, or keeping well and keeping active, all are important to your wellbeing, and we have every element of living a fulfilled life covered.

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client opens door to caregiver

Dementia care including Alzheimer's disease

Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and the figure is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2051, over 2 million people will have been diagnosed with a type of dementia.

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