There are several options open to anyone seeking quality dementia care services. Your GP, regional Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or local authority may be able to provide suggestions, or you may choose to contact a local or national dementia-related charity such as the Alzheimer’s Society, the Contented Dementia Trust or Dementia UK. You might also seek recommendations from the families or friends of people who you know have received care.
An internet search will return a list of companies which provide 24-hour live-in care for people with dementia. This is an ideal solution for a person with dementia living on their own who wishes to remain in their own home, or for someone whose partner is unable to provide the specialist care, understanding and degree of patience needed to look after them as the condition progresses.
The website of a dementia care provider will give a good indication as to whether they are a suitable choice for you or your loved one. Looking for well-established dementia care providers which provide a wide range of services and offer care that is tailored to the individual is a good starting point. Industry awards and positive reviews and testimonials from those who have benefited from the services provided can also be an indicator of a quality dementia care services provider.