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.
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 is the world’s leading domiciliary care franchise company. 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 to that of our client, enabling continuity and the ability to build a trusting and lasting relationship for as long as possible.