City & Guilds Dementia Training

Home Instead CAREGivers trained in our Alzheimer's CARE programme, have the passion, desire and recognised skills to work with our clients with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Our CAREGivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one and will provide a service that also supports the family members. Our world class training, which is fully accredited by City & Guilds, is the only one of its kind in the UK.

Our CAREGivers are trained to provide companionship, maintain a safe environment, manage challenging behaviours, provide mind stimulating activities, create social interaction, provide nutritious meals and supervise daily activities.

There are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK today. By 2021, there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this is forecast to soar to 1.7 million by 2050.

Do you know 25 million people in the UK have a close friend or family member with dementia?

One in three people over the age of 65 will die with dementia, and there are also 16,000 people under the age of 65 with the condition in the UK.

These are not just statistics, they represent families with loved ones who require specialised care to remain at home for as long as possible. If you are struggling to care for a loved one at home with dementia, it is important to remember you are not alone. Over 2,500 families like yours have trusted Home Instead Senior Care to provide one on one home care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

 Specialist City & Guilds Dementia Care Training.

Capturing life's journey our most successful training programme to date, our DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING PROGRAMME. Developed in conjunction with a panel of experts in the ageing field and accredited by City & Guilds, it gives our CAREGivers the following skills. 

> Capturing life’s journey - gathering past stories and experiences helps our CAREGivers give comfort and personalised care, all the while honouring who our client was earlier in life.

> Techniques to manage behaviour – our CAREGivers use techniques such as giving simple choices and redirecting, allowing your family member to remain calm and safe at home.

> Encouraging engagement - engaging your loved one throughout the day builds self-esteem, enhances physical strength and reduces behaviours that need to be managed.  Using specific techniques and activities, our CAREGivers focus on your loved one's mental, physical and social well-being. 

> Supporting the family – our CAREGivers understand the struggles and challenges that accompany caring for a loved one. They are trained to work closely with the family and have open communication, which results in quality care for the client.

The services provided by Home Instead will enable your loved one to remain at home, in familiar surroundings, for as long as possible, providing routine, familiarity and maximising independence.

Please contact us if you believe we can help you.