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.
care@carersresource strongly believes that individuals with dementia require a highly personalised service, that meets individual needs and helps each individual to maintain their independence for as long as possible, and give their carers the break they require to continue caring for their loved one with Dementia.
care@carersresource has years of experience of providing quality support services to people with diverse needs.
We believe the key to providing successful dementia services, that support people with dementia, to achieve stability, is to develop and maintain their independence within the community,
- Person-centred services
- Continuity of care workers
- Staff training
- Knowledge and understanding of dementia
We have signed up to the National Dementia Pledge – this means that we have committed to ensuring that our employees are fully trained to provide excellent dementia care. Additionally, as part of our commitment to the Dementia Care we have pledged that at all of our current support workers will complete an award in Dementia Awareness.
We, as an organisation, are proud to be dementia friendly and have a Dementia Champion.
Person-Centred Services are particularly important for service users with dementia who are no longer able to communicate their likes and preferences verbally. The person-centred planning process includes family and friends in producing a care plan that helps support workers to understand who the service user is, what their goals are, what is important to them, what they like or dislike, their life history, interests etc. This enables a support worker to build their knowledge of the individual to support and develop that relationship understanding their routines etc. .
Continuity is particularly important to help develop a relationship and stability with the individual.