There are currently over 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and as the population of over 65s is expected to grow considerably over the next 20 years, this figure is set to rise sharply.
In-home care not only allows those suffering with dementia to retain their independence, but is also extremely beneficial in delaying the effects of the disease.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia can be a very harrowing time not only the patient but everyone in the family circle. Our In-Home Dementia Care services ensure that respect and compassion are of equal importance to the service and responsibility we undertake.
Dementia manifest itself in many forms – Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia (also known as picks), lewy body and vascular dementia to name but a few. Our carers are rigorously trained in each variant and aim to keep abreast of both medical and technological advances that may help improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers.
Through our experience of working with dementia patients, we have developed our own resource library to assist our carers in providing best practice services at every stage of the condition, ensuring our clients remain as active and engaged for as long as possible.
Typical techniques we incorporate in our Dementia Care packages include:
Glenavon’s specialist dementia carers are not only trained to assist in day-to-day tasks but also to engage and stimulate the minds of the clients under their care. For example, there are a number of word and image association games our carers enjoy playing with our clients that can also be very beneficial to improving memory.
As with all our services, we carefully select a member of our team to care for your loved one, based not only on professional experience but also their personality and interests. Familiarity is essential to any carer relationship and is particularly important when treating those with dementia, as such we will try our best to ensure the same carer visits your home regularly.