What is alzheimer’s care at home?
Alzheimer’s care at home is dedicated, one-to-one support for those living with Alzheimer’s and who require additional assistance with their physical, behavioural and emotional needs. Receiving care at home for this type of dementia means that you or a loved one needn’t leave the home that is familiar to you to move into a residential or nursing home.
People with Alzheimer’s still have the same emotional needs as any other person, yet feelings are heightened and become increasingly important. For that reason, when caring for people with Alzheimer’s, emotional support is key to increasing their sense of well-being.
Meet our experts
Dr Jane Pritchard is a Consultant Admiral Nurse and our resident dementia expert, who has amassed almost 20 years’ experience as a dementia specialist. She works closely with Dementia UK, who develop and support all Admiral Nurses who provide advice for individuals living with dementia and their loved ones. Jane is one of two clinical professionals that leads our specialist care service, which enables those who require nurse-led care to receive the right type of care for them in their own homes.
Why choose alzheimer’s care from The Good Care Group?
We operate a person-first view of Alzheimer’s and dementia, first developed by renowned dementia expert, Tom Kitwood, which teaches us to see the ‘person with dementia’, not a ‘person with dementia’.
The personal approach we take to at-home Alzheimer’s care has been proven to vastly improve the quality of life of our clients, as well as offering great peace of mind for their families.
We use best practice techniques such as validation therapy, which recognises the unique value of a person’s subjective experience, and reminiscence, which understands that revisiting the past through life history work can improve a person’s well-being.
People with Alzheimer’s are often prone to confusion and disorientation, meaning a residential care home may not be the best environment for those coping with the disease. Our live-in care solution allows the person with Alzheimer’s to stay in the familiarity of their own home, while receiving the highest standard of care from a one-on-one carer.
Unlike other home care agencies or care homes, at The Good Care Group we do not use temporary or agency staff. We care for people with Alzheimer’s in small teams, usually two carers working in a round-the-clock shift pattern. This continuity allows our carers to build a trusting relationship with the person receiving care.
How our carers provide alzheimer’s home care
If you decide to choose live-in care for yourself or a loved one, our carers will reside at home with the person living with Alzheimer’s disease. They will offer support with all day-to-day activities, including:
- Personal care
- Social activities and lifestyle support
- Support with memory impairment and cognitive issues
- Cooking and meal planning
- Housekeeping – cleaning and laundry
- Household management/administration
- Mobility support
- Shopping and trips outdoors
Maintaining an active schedule in this way, with the help of a highly-trained carer, can be particularly beneficial for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our one-to-one staffing model ensures that people with Alzheimer’s are assisted not just with the activities of daily life like washing and dressing, but importantly, are supported to explore their hobbies and interests, and engage in creative therapies such as music and the arts, which are proven to have a positive impact on well-being.
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Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.