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Home Instead Senior Care Basildon

Home Instead Senior Care is a well established and highly respected independent UK home care provider specialising in the non-medical care of older people in their own homes, providing the precious gift of freedom; ensuring that older people can remain at home where they're most happy and comfortable; giving their families the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands. Services are tailor made and flexible to the needs of each client and visits can be from an hour up to 24-7 care a day including weekends and holidays. Services can include companionship and home-help as well as personal care and specialities include the care of those with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

30 October 2015
East of England
Local Alliances:
Pan Essex Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA 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 are committed to providing the best quality care we can to all our clients through recruitment of the best caregivers available and ensuring the training they receive is first class. Our City & Guilds accredited Dementia training programme undertaken by our caregivers ensures the care they provide to those wanting to continue living at home and the respite it can offer for family carers is second to none. Our main aim is to ensure that those who want to can enjoy living well at home with dementia, in the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own environment and local community with friends and family nearby or with them. Home instead also offer free friends and family training workshops in the community to help people and groups locally support those with dementia. We ensure a continuity of care enabling strong trusting relationships can develop between our clients and caregivers to help them feel safe and remain independent as long as possible.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

With diagnosis rates still very low one of the challenges is ensuring the information of what is available gets to the necessary people. More awareness by businesses, retailers and groups in the local area is necessary in order to make dementia awareness in general more of a priority Ensuring that people are aware that care at home is available and affordable and a great alternative to ensure people can stay at home and live well with dementia. Provide support to people with dementia so they can access local funding and any personal budget due to help with care

2. Actions

  • Work with other agencies to create a dementia friendly community in Basildon & surrounding areas

    By networking to spread the word and encourage local businesses and retailers to embrace the creation of a dementia friendly community 

  • Provide free Family & Friends dementia training workshops

    Offer free training modules to family and friends of our own clients and those living locally in the community

  • Provide City & Guilds accredited training for our caregivers in Basildon

    Training is provided to our caregivers to achieve a recognised City & Guilds accreditation and shall be offered to new employees as they develop their training

  • Offer Dementia workshops in the community

    Offer free dementia workshops in the community to business and organisation staff members that have dealings with those with dementia

  • Offer Dementia Friends information sessions locally to raise the awareness of dementia in our community

    Offer Dementia Friends information sessions to help create a more dementia friendly community locally

  • Promote DAA membership locally to encourage new members

    To encourage businesses locally to sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance in order to work together to make Basildon and Essex more dementia friendly