Skilled homecare has a crucial role in ensuring people with dementia are able to live as full lives as possible, says a new report from the UKHCA. The report, ‘Dementia and Homecare: Driving Quality and Innovation’ seeks to provide clear, practical guidance and examples of innovative practice to further dementia care in the community.
Our office serving Tendring featured in the report giving a case study (page 47) on good coordination with other services to provide supportive care to dementia clients
The report also highlights our training for CareGivers. At Home Instead we provide specialist Alzheimer’s and Dementia training to our CAREGivers, to provide them with the skills and confidence required to help someone living with the challenges of these diseases. The report reviews our unique City & Guilds accredited dementia training programme, developed by national and international experts, which over 3,000 of our CAREGivers have completed.
There are around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. By 2021, estimates suggest this may increase to over a million, presenting one of the biggest challenges to health and social care in the 21st Century.
It is a well-established fact that most people living with dementia would choose to remain at home, in familiar surroundings and with the people they love. The report considers key aspects of a ‘package’ of care and support for each person living with dementia at home, how it could be developed across the country and how it can be maintained as needs increase.
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