Dementia week May 20th -26th. Carers week June 10th-16th
During May and June we have supported local services and charities across Wirral.
Dementia Action week May 20th - 26th
Wirral Dementia Services Showcase is a new way to invite the public, professionals and businesses to find out about all dementia services, large and small, statutory and community, that exist on Wirral.
The event was held at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on 20th May, organised by local charity 'Wired' who provide a range of services and information to those who have a disability and their carers.
It was well attended by the public, especially those living with dementia and their carers seeking assistance from various charities and services.
On Wednesday May 22nd we were invited to attend a similar event at St Catherine's Hospital organised by Emma Taylor Nurse Practitioner for Older People (NPOP), who runs Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trusts 'Forget me not' sticker initiative. Something as simple as a sticker can help staff identify patients who have dementia. The idea was designed to educate staff about dementia and ensure that the most appropriate care is provided for patients. Wirral Community Trust have developed this further by placing 'forget me not' stickers in the homes of those living with dementia on the peninsula to help staff to know when a patient they are visiting has dementia.
At Home Instead Senior Care Wirral we provide care for many clients with dementia. Our specialist training equips all our CAREGivers with the professional knowledge needed to do so.
Over the last six months we have assisted with the 'forget me not' initiative as well as Merseyside Police's 'Herbert Protocol' promoting dementia awareness across the Wirral.
Carers week June 10th - 16th
In Wirral, there are over 40,000 people caring for someone close to them, a family member, relative or friend.
Carers week is an annual campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK's 6.5 million carers.
We were joined by many charities and services at a 'popup' shop in the Pyramids shopping centre Birkenhead.
The event was attended by our new Mayor of Wirral, councillor Tony Smith, who was keen to talk to Home Instead Senior care Wirral about the services we can provide which include companionship, home help, personal care services and dementia care services to relieve the pressures that some of those long term carers experience.