Dementia care at home
A highly personalised, managed service to help you live well at home.
A ground-breaking approach to dementia care at home
The personal approach we take to live-in dementia care has been shown to vastly improve quality of life, as well as offering great peace of mind for families.
The Good Care Group offers live-in home care services for people with dementia across the UK. The quality of our 1-2-1 care has seen us receive more awards than any other UK home care provider and earned us the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We believe the best place for elderly people with dementia to live is in the safety and comfort of their own homes. Our live in care solution allows you to stay in the home you know, while receiving professional, round-the-clock care, all for a cost equivalent to a care home.
Specialist dementia nursing and medical care
We employ our own specialist dementia nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard. She has extensive Admiral Nursing experience and is available to provide support and advice to you and your family.
This is a unique offering in home care, proudly developed with our charity partner, Dementia UK.
Independence and dignity at home
We believe that everyone living with dementia has the right to enjoy a high quality of life in surroundings that are familiar. Our person-centred care approach combined with a managed and flexible service sets the standard for care. We also take the time to train family members in dementia care, enabling you to enjoy time with your family.
A very personal approach
Our highly trained carers work very closely with people with dementia to learn about their history, personality, likes and dislikes. Whether it’s helping with social activities or simply listening, by taking the time to understand people our carers help people get the most of life and, where possible, enhance it.
- 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
The Good Care Group are one of the leading providers of dementia care in the UK. For more about specialist care for those suffering with dementia, call us for a chat on 020 3728 7577.
Innovative techniques proven to work
We work with medical experts, academic bodies and leading charities to make sure our care is of the very highest standard. Our carers are trained and use a range of best practice techniques to provide reassurance, reduce anxiety and calm behaviours, without using anti-psychotic drugs.
The SPECAL approach: Making a Present of the Past ©
We are working with the Contented Dementia Trust to introduce the SPECAL approach to dementia care to help us understand the experience of the person with dementia and to discover what is important to them. The SPECAL approach, and its associated methodology, incorporates a number of therapeutic tools and techniques, including:
Life History work: this works positively with people’s ability to access treasured memories of the past and re-engage with these using words and gestures to make sense of daily life in the present.
Validation techniques: these respect the feelings of the person, acknowledging the importance of their opinions and thereby avoiding direct contradiction or correction which can only further confuse and upset them.
We recognise that feelings become increasingly significant to the person with dementia, and that intact memories from the past become increasingly useful as a replacement of recent lost facts. We use the SPECAL approach to:
- Bridge the gap between the person’s past and their activities of daily life in the present
- Develop communication strategies that enable the person with dementia to communicate in ways which make sense to everyone who comes into contact with them
- Promote emotional well-being and protect from anxiety and worry
Every person within our organisation is introduced to the SPECAL Photograph Album understanding of memory, ageing and dementia, which forms the basis of the SPECAL approach. The focus is on understanding dementia from the perspective of the person who has the condition and provides an essential starting point for everyone. Our Regional Care Co-ordinators and Regional Care Managers complete a higher level dementia training programme based on the SPECAL approach, and our carers are offered a highly practical, skills based learning experience. On-going training and mentoring, based on the latest thinking and research, means our carers are continually learning how to work positively with those living with dementia.
They are fully supported by a clinical team led by a regional care manager who is there to make sure your service runs smoothly from the start.
Round-the-clock managed service
Our dementia support services can be 24-hour live-in care, day care at home or a short-term respite service – whatever’s right for you.
- Dedicated care team led by regional care manager
- Full assessment before care starts
- Bespoke and flexible care plan
- Meal planning and household tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
- Specialist support and expertise - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Find out more about our live in care services for dementia
Would you like to talk to someone about the Dementia home care requirements of your loved ones? Use the enquiry form or call one of our trained advisor's on 020 3728 7577 to discuss whether live in care may be the right solution for your loved one with Dementia.
“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.”
“We have just visited home and are most impressed with all the hard work and excellent care that Helen is doing.”