Dementia Assist Limited

Dementia Assist offers a comprehensive range of advisory services regarding dementia care support. Our services for dementia patients and their families include a strong network of expert advocates, highly qualified solicitors and independent financial advisors. They have a track record of success in securing appropriate care funding for dementia patients, as well as helping others put efficient plans in place to help pay the costs of their future care. Dementia Assist will take you through every possible option to determine a course of action which will achieve the best possible outcome. Dementia Assist can also put you in direct contact with an extensive field of other specialist professionals, each of whom plays a vital role in supporting people with dementia.

10 February 2016
Finance, Legal

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?

We aim to provide a professional and understanding service that is required according to the circumstances of each individual client. Most of the members of our network are specialists and we aim to grow our network that has specialist knowledge in dealing with matters affecting clients diagnosed with Dementia. Many are members of specialist groups such as Solicitors for the Elderly and The Society of Later Life Advisors (SOLLA).

Through our network, we can offer advice and assistance in relation to determining if a person is eligible for NHS Continuing Care Funding and assisting throughout the process.  We are also able to assist people with advice and solutions in relation to funding care privately and a range of related legal assistance they require to protect the client’s interests. 

We also try and promote the need to planning for the future and understanding a way forward to meet possible future needs and protect the client’s interests.

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

Making sure all staff members are dementia aware and promote dementia awareness to our network of specialists.

Ensuring that we communicate with clients in a clear manner to ensure that client understand all the process and being consistent and having the time to devote to the person living with Dementia.

Develop our connections with charities and support networks so that we can signpost our clients to the support they need where we are not able to assist.

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2. Actions

  • Dementia Awareness

    Raising awareness of dementia by holding dementia awareness sessions, and ensuring they form part of the induction process for new staff.

  • Raising Awareness with our Partners

    Raising awareness of dementia by our partners. Encourage them to become Dementia Friends and more active in their local networks.

  • Dementia Friends

    Ensure key staff undertake dementia awareness training and become dementia friends.  They will then pass their knowledge to other staff and partners to increase awareness of issues related to dementia.

  • Events & Support

    Supporting events, helping people living with dementia and carers engage in community life.

  • Work in Partnership with Other Organisations

    Work to develop links with charities and other organisations, in order that we can signpost people to the support they need in the event we are unable to assist them directly.