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 accrediation 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
Confidence to Care: A Resource for Family Caregivers Providing Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias Care at Home
Confidence to Care by Molly Carpenter is the essential handbook for the family caregiver offering practical insights to understanding, managing and preventing the behavioral symptoms associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Touching, personal stories come together with practical and easy-to-access tips and techniques drawn from decades of caregiving experience by internationally-recognized experts. This cutting-edge resource will help the family caregiver confidently deal with the most common issues associated with dementia. In addition, advice about how to care for yourself while caring for others is essential.
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This work has been endorsed by leading experts in the Alzheimer’s industry and adapted for family caregivers throughout the world.
The author’s profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation (UK) - a caritable trust which helps support older peoples community projects.