There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2021 there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. More than 60 per cent of all care home residents, aged over 65, have a form of dementia. There are over 16,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.
These are not just statistics; they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special care, both at home and in nursing homes. If you are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia it is important to remember you are not alone. Almost 2,000 families like yours have trusted Home Instead to provide one-on-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimers disease and related dementias.
Home Instead CAREGivers complete a training programme designed by national and international renowned dementia and Alzheimers experts. This means our CAREGivers are provided with the latest in Alzheimers education and home care techniques, so you can be assured your loved one is being cared for by a trusted professional. Our CAREGivers are trained to:
- Maintain a safe environment
- Manage changing behaviour
- Provide nutritious meals
- Provide mind-stimulating activities
- Create social interaction
- Supervise daily activities
Our CAREGivers can also provide assistance with enhancing and restoring the simple pleasures of life, such as a walk in the park, a trip out in the car or spending time in the garden. These care activities are proven to maximise abilities and independence. The best place for a person with memory loss is in familiar surroundings. The services provided by Home Instead are a valuable, trusted solution to help your loved one maintain a regular routine, enhancing his or her quality of life.