Alzheimer’s Care at Home – The Good Care Group

Alzheimer’s care at home

Helping people with Alzheimer’s to live well at home with a highly personalised managed service.

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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 recognizing 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.

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“My father has dementia and was unhappy in a care home. I watched his decine with much sadness. The move back home with a live-in carer has been seamless. He is visibly happier and relaxed, which is so nice for the family to see.”

Mrs S Anderson

“As Power of Attorney for my aunt, I found my experience with the Good Care Group very good. They never failed to return my calls, which having dealt with other agencies, was of great assistance.”

Mrs L, Glasgow

Talk to us about your dementia care needs

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.

020 3728 7577

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