80,000 people are directly affected by dementia in the Yorkshire and Humber area with many thousands of others affected as loved ones are diagnosed. If you or your loved ones require specialist dementia care and support to help live a fulfilled life, Home Instead Ilkley can help.
Establishing Dementia home care
Whether you’re living with a diagnosis or dementia or not, we all need a little more help and assistance as we age to help retain our independence and live as fulfilled lives as possible.
Early recognition and acknowledgement of the support available for people living with dementia can enable families to establish care as part of the daily routine to help those with memory loss to remain independent. Our CAREGivers all receive specialist dementia training from our unique City & Guilds accredited programme which specialises in care for the home environment.
This course has been developed by ageing and dementia experts from around the world to guide our CAREGivers on a variety of different strategies that can be used to support someone living with dementia and to provide the best possible care.
Caring for people with dementia at home
Our CAREGivers build relationships with our clients to provide personalised care that:
- Helps your loved one remain safe at home
- Builds confidence and encourages engagement
- Can provide nutritious meals and mealtime activities to encourage healthy eating
- Creates opportunities for social interaction eg. our monthly Companionship Cafes and weekly chairobics sessions
- Builds self-esteem and enhances physical strength
- Companionship based care to personal care to reflect your changing needs
Specially trained CAREGivers
Our CAREGivers receive specialist dementia training which provides an understanding on how to identify dementia and how we can help our clients to live a fulfilled life if they live with the condition. Our Community Representative, Kathy is also a Dementia Champion which provides Dementia Friends training to our CAREGiver team and other local businesses. This initiative has been set up the Alzheimer's Society to try to change people's perceptions of dementia and transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Get in touch to see if we could help you or your loved one remain independent whilst living with dementia; call us on 01943 662188.