A Ground Breaking Approach to Alzheimer’s Care at Home
The Good Care Group provide round-the-clock live-in care services for people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia. The quality of our one-on-one care helps people with Alzheimer’s to live a full and rewarding life in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Our unique approach to care for people with Alzheimer’s disease has earned us the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as well as more awards from recognised bodies in the care industry than any other home care provider.
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 operate a person-first view of Alzheimer’s and dementia, developed by Tom Kitwood, which teaches us to see the ‘person with dementia’, not a ‘person with dementia’.
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 awareness is key to increasing their sense of wellbeing.
We have adopted the ground breaking SPECAL approach, which works on this premise and has been shown to enable people with Alzheimer’s to stay at home for longer, take less medication and experience greater levels of well being. Families of people who are cared for using this approach experiences lower levels of stress than others.
We use best practice techniques such as Validation Therapy, which recognising the unique value of a person’s subjective experience, and Reminiscence, which understands that revisiting the past through life history work can improve 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 2 carers working in a round-the-clock shift pattern. This continuity allows our carers to build a trusting relationship with the person receiving care.
Our carers “live-in” at home with the person with Alzheimer’s and 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.
Please watch our short video below to find out more about how we care for people with Alzheimer’s then use the enquiry form or call one of our trained advisor's on 0203 728 7577 to discuss whether live in care may be the right solution for your loved one with Alzheimer’s.
The UK's Most Awarded Homecare Provider in 2013 & 2014
- The Good Care Group has been, literally lifesavers. My mother has had a year with lots of contentment, fun and even laughter with her two carers who supports her every need. Her amazing carers just cope with everything and I can be as involved as I want to be, but when I am on holiday or busy, life just goes on. What more could one ask?
Mrs B Parker
- We turned to The Good Care Group after being severely let down by a home care agency, and we have been glad that we did so. Not only were the care team trained and experienced to support dementia, they took time to understand its impact on both my mother and father and their relationship. My parents are now able to live a peaceful life at home, despite the dementia and physical issues of older age, with warm-hearted caring individuals who have now become very much part of our family.
Ms D P Perkins