Dementia Care Specialists

Our care professionals have all undergone specialist in-house training to cope with the growing number of older people living with dementia.

The training programme accredited by City & Guilds has been developed especially for Home Instead in the UK. The course covers specific types of dementia and trains our care professionals in specific techniques to help them engage with clients living with dementia as well as how and when to manage challenging behaviours associated with the disease including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations and anxiety.

Simon McGee the owner of Home Instead is very much involved with the training and says ‘ Rather than trying to force those living with dementia to conform, this programme helps our care professionals to embrace their clients’ reality. Dementia care often focuses on preventing people from doing things, which increases their experience of disability. This programme focuses on engaging people in activities they may love or have forgotten, stimulating the senses, and helping them to feel valued again.’

‘As specialists in at-home care for older people, more than half of our clients are diagnosed with, or have symptoms of dementia, and it is important that we do as much as possible to improve their quality of life. A key element of this training is allowing our care professionals share their knowledge with each other, and with the family members they support. This programme will help to give them confidence in dealing with behaviours that may otherwise be hard to understand. Ultimately, sharing knowledge in this way will be invaluable in informing people about dementia across our local community and supporting them compassionately.’

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