Rather than sending Christmas Cards, this year Param and Julie Toor (owners of Home Instead Wolverhampton) made a contribution to the work of Ward D22 at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. As well as cheque for £50 a hamper was donated which will be raffled to raise funds to purchase additional equipment.
Ward D22 has recently celebrated its first anniversary and provides much needed care and support for dementia patients in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas.
It offers a much needed personal service and is currently in the midst of a 2 year pilot to establish the value of this type of support for people suffering with dementia and Alzheimers.
The national statistics would suggest that there is.
• 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.
Home Instead is delighted to support this much needed and valuable service in Wolverhampton.