Home Instead Senior Care (Bury)
Provider of Domiciliary Care services to enable elderly people to remain independent in their own home.
- 17 December 2014
- North West
- Local Alliances:
- Bury Dementia Action Alliance, Salford Dementia Action Alliance
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists a number of outcomes that we are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Home instead senior care Bury is part of an international world renowned company, which provides quality home care to clients. Exceptional standards of home care services are achieved by training Caregivers and clients’ families in dementia care.
By designing bespoke, affordable, care options which enable families to look after loved ones suffering with dementia. The main aim of our service is that a person with dementia can remain in comfort, at home, with their treasured memories in familiar surroundings, continuing enjoying their life as part of a family and a local community.
Home Instead achieve this by training our Caregivers in effective techniques to manage the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia.
This is provided by a City & Guilds standard training programme for Caregivers which teaches them to respect honour and treat the person with dementia as an individual.
By providing continuity of care to families and clients, strong relationships develop with our Caregivers, which help in creating an environment in which people with dementia feel safe and can remain independent.
Friends and family training modules are available to help people and groups in our local area to help people with dementia.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Our key challenge is to make people aware that good Home care is an affordable and available alternative, for people living with dementia. We must make sure people and families struggling with dementia are offered a range support, which gives them choice in finding a quality service which meets their needs.
Provide support so people with dementia can access to personal budgets and local funding. Provide support to initiatives to give easier and quicker access to personnel budgets for family and friends, so that a person has a real choice in the level and quality of care being provided.
Offer City & Guilds accredited dementia training to Caregivers employed by Home Instead Bury
Our office is accredited to provide City & Guilds dementia training to Caregivers, who wish to gain this qualification.
Provide friends & family training in dementia care.
We offer free training using modules from our City & Guilds dementia training. To help families and friends better understand people with dementia needs and how they can help them remain independent and safe.
Help local charities and groups with Dementia awareness training.
Provide resources of trained staff to help deliver training to groups and businesses who wish to be dementia friendly and aware of the challenges of living with dementia.
As a dementia champion I can offer dementia friends workshops to local business and groups on request.
Provide support to people wishing to access personal budgets.
Provide information on best practice from all sources to people trying to take control of personal budgets. Provide resources to schemes which promote personalization of budgets for people with dementia. Summer 2014
Unsworth Dementia friendly community
Help by supporting the dementia friendly communities team in running initiatives to create a dementia friendly community in Unsworth, Bury.