How Home Instead can support the Dementia Care Crisis

Bridging the Gap: How Home Instead can support the Dementia Care Crisis

One in two of us will be impacted by dementia in our lifetime, either by developing dementia ourselves, caring for someone living with it, or both. By 2040, 1.6 million people are predicted to be living with dementia in the UK and the total cost of care is set to nearly triple to £94.1bn according to the New Statesman report in April 2024. Yet there has been limited scientific progress until recent years.

In the face of the dementia care crisis, it’s evident that collective efforts from various organizations, charities, and care businesses are crucial. With the growing number of individuals affected by dementia and the limited resources available, collaboration is essential to address the challenges effectively. By pooling resources, sharing expertise, and fostering partnerships, we can collectively work towards improving dementia care services, raising awareness, and advocating for better support systems.

One of the ways that Dementia UK help support the crisis is by suppling admiral nurses to help support those with practical advice, emotional and psychological support from diagnosis to post bereavement and helping people deal with feelings that are often complex.

What is an Admiral nurse?

Admiral nurses were originally for complex dementia cases and support the carers of those living with dementia but now can support those going through all stages of dementia. Why are they called that? Admiral Nurses were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.

There are currently 434 Admiral Nurses throughout the UK. If they are to support these families when they need it most, and based on the demand, Dementia UK needs to increase the number of Admiral Nurses to at least 1,000. The Admiral nurses from Dementia UK often do virtual clinics and drop-in clinics for those seeking diagnosis, support living with dementia or support for carers of those living with dementia.

How to Contact an Admiral Nurse:

If you or a loved one needs support, you can contact Dementia UK’s Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678, email [email protected] to start the process on speaking to a dementia specialist Admiral Nurse.

How is Home Instead helping make a difference?

We’re proud to collaborate with many charities and organisations such as Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness about dementia, promote early diagnosis and intervention, and support in awareness and fundraising efforts to educate about, promote the vital work done by Admiral Nurses and try to help tackle the dementia care crisis. It is important that we are all working together to ensure that individuals and families affected by dementia receive the support they need.

Specialist Dementia Care: Our caregivers are trained to provide tailored support for individuals living with dementia. From assistance with daily activities to companionship and emotional support, we’re here to ensure that our clients receive the compassionate care they deserve.

Companionship and Social Engagement: Loneliness and social isolation can exacerbate the challenges of dementia. That’s why our caregivers offer companionship and meaningful social interactions to improve overall well-being and reduce feelings of isolation.

Respite Care for Families: Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming. Our respite care services give family caregivers the opportunity to take a break and recharge, knowing that their loved one is in capable hands.

Get in contact about our specialist dementia care at Home Instead today and live well, your way!

Home Instead Central Nottingham & West Bridgford: 01158222222 / [email protected]

Home Instead Charnwood, Loughborough and Coalville: 01162165306 / [email protected]