We are a specialist live in care company operating across Leeds, providing 24-7 care in people's own homes as an alternative to care homes. We care for clients with dementia.
- 7 November 2016
- Yorkshire and Humber
- Care, Clinical Commissioning Group, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Local Authorities, Social Care
- Local Alliances:
- Leeds 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?
Our service is all about keeping people with dementia in their own home with our live in care workers, this enables people living with dementia to keep those familiar surroundings of the family home with them.
Awareness is a big issue so we can spread the work amongst other organisations involved with large groups of people, such as religious places of worship.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
Awareness on both fronts, awareness takes time and isn't something that can be delivered overnight.
Increasing awareness of dementia amongst religous groups in and around leeds, canvassing at every opportunity.
Stay in the Family Home
By creating more awareness of our 'live in 'care service, we can keep people with dementia in their own homes as opposed to moving into a care home, which in many cases can worsen the condition.
Raising awareness and combating the stigma of dementia , e.g. if you are worried about anyone who is starting to go down that path, raise it with them and encourage them to be seen by a specialist.