Elderly Care Links
There are a number of leading organisations involved in delivering services and care to the elderly. Here are links to a selection of charities and commercial organisations that can provide you with valuable information about care of the elderly and support for the whole family.
|The Contented Dementia Trust (formerly known as SPECAL) is a UK dementia charity which has as its aim the promotion of lifelong well-being for the person with dementia. This is achieved through a unique understanding of the person’s experience of dementia, and a clear focus on the need for a counter-intuitive caring response. The SPECAL method, which has been developed on the basis of this particular understanding of dementia and is described in the book 'Contented Dementia' by Oliver James, has been incorporated in the Contented Dementia Trust. The Good Care Group is working with the Contented Dementia Trust to pioneer the delivery of the SPECAL method in the home care sector, enabling our clients to be reassured that we will continue to deliver the very best in care as we work to improve the quality of life of the person with dementia.||Alzheimer’s Society - a leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them working to improve the quality of lives. The society has over 25,000 members including those suffering with dementia, carers and health professionals.||Dementia UK - a national charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people with dementia. The charity supports thousands of patients and families every year through the provision of Admiral Nurses, the Admiral Direct helpline as well as training and support to carers of dementia patients.||Parkinson’s UK - formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Society, Parkinson’s UK have worked for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. They provide information and support through local services, as well as training for health and social care professionals to help improve services. Parkinson’s UK deliver training to our carers to ensure we deliver the very best services to our clients suffering with Parkinson’s.|
|Action On Hearing Loss - is the largest charity in the UK tackling hearing loss and making hearing matter. It offers a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus. Over 13,000 individuals at Action On Hearing Loss work to break down the barriers faced by deaf people and improve the quality of their lives.||Marie Curie Cancer Care is dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. It has a nationwide network of Marie Curie Nurses who provide free care for patients at home. Marie Curie’s nine hospices across the UK offer specialist care for patients and support for their families. The charity also conducts palliative care research to find better ways of caring for terminally ill people.|
|Symponia is very much a family oriented company, founded on a sound basis of good old-fashioned traditional values and the real wish to help people with their finances at what can be a difficult time. The emphasis of all its members is very much on respect and care, with the fundamental objective of enabling people to choose where they are cared for, with the peace of mind that they will be able to meet rising care costs indefinitely.||A well established and highly respected independent UK home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care is part of a worldwide organisation devoted to providing the highest-quality care for older people in the comfort of their own homes. We offer a wide range of one-to-one services tailor made to the needs of the individual – visits to your home can be from an hour to several a day, including weekends and holidays.||Care Fees Investment Ltd - a financial services company specialising in providing funding and investment advice to those clients wishing to address the challenge of funding care. The Good Care Group work closely with Care Fees Investment Ltd to ensure our clients have access to appropriate financial advice.||The Co-operative Legal Services is a national legal services provider offering a range of services including Will writing, Family Law, and Probate. We have a legal team available to give free confidential legal advice with these services without any obligation. Our telephone based Will writing service is simple, affordable and convenient, helping to minimise the burden on you and your time. Many people assume that their wishes will be carried out because they have been discussed with loved ones. The only way to be completely certain that your property and possessions go to the people you love is to write a Will. Whether you need some advice or would like to use one of our services, we are here for you.|
|Physiocomestoyou Ltd specialises in providing high quality physiotherapy to people in the comfort of their own home. Physiocomestoyou works in partnership with The Good Care Group to provide a range of tailored services that aim to improve individual’s lives. These include rehabilitation after surgery or a hospital stay, individualised exercise and falls prevention programmes, neurological and chest physiotherapy and pain relieving treatments including ultrasound, acupuncture and massage.||Freedom Food is the RSPCAs farm assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated to promoting higher animal welfare for farm animals. Freedom Food provide us with a range of delicious signature recipes from some the country’s top chefs, which our carers are trained to cook for our clients.||Society of Later Life Advisors (SOLLA) was founded in 2008 as a not for profit organisation, to meet the need of consumers, advisers and those who provide financial products and services to the Later Life market. Its aim is to ensure that consumers are better informed about the financial issues of later life and can find an Accredited Adviser.||Cripps Harries Hall, one of the leading law firms in the South East, has developed CrippsAssist a service aimed at helping clients with the management of their affairs. This service is tailored to the needs of each individual and offers everything from a general review of legal paperwork such as wills and Powers of Attorney (PoA) to arranging payment of bills, completing tax returns, budgeting, employing staff, moving and making suitable arrangements for care.|
|Care To Be Different||Founded in 1881, Smith & Williamson is an independently-owned financial services group employing over 1,500 staff in 11 offices in the UK and Eire. We are a leading provider of investment management and accountancy services for private clients, their families and their business interests. We are the 8th largest firm of accountants* in the UK and have over £13billion funds under management and advice (as at 31 December 2012).
(*According to the latest survey of the market by Accountancy Age magazine.)
The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not receive back the original amount invested.
|The OT Practice is delighted to be working with The Good Care Group to provide high quality occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy rehabilitation to their clients. The OT Practice have chosen to partner The Good Care Group as we feel their client centred approach and strong level of attention to detail matches our own desire to provide both of our clients with and unsurpassed level of care.||Re-Cognition Health brings together at their Central London clinic a group of expert clinical specialists who have come together to provide a pathway for individuals experiencing cognitive impairment. They provide a high quality assessment, diagnosis and management service to individuals experiencing early symptoms of any type of cognitive impairment and neurdegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS. Re-cognition are passionate about ensuring quality care can be put in place as early as possible to ensure optimum health for individuals with cognitive impairment following a diagnosis.|
|Anna Miller is an experienced chef who has worked at the highest level of restaurant and private catering for twenty years. During her career, she has created private meals for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Tony Blair and other European dignitaries. She has also served as head chef of the famous Heal’s restaurant in London before running her own private catering business.
Given this wealth of knowledge, we asked Anna to help us create some menus for our carers that specifically address the needs of our elderly clients. She also leads the cookery module of our carers’ specialist training.