Home Instead Senior Care
We are a domiciliary Care company that has been rated as Outstanding by the CQC. We specialise in Dementia Care and we run our own Dementia awareness training which we offer to all of our CareGiver’s and also to family members of our clients. We are eager to help create a Dementia friendly community and are reaching out to local businesses offering free talks and advice. Our mission is “to become the UK’s most admired care company through changing the face of ageing.”
- 15 March 2019
- North West
- Care, Domiciliary Care
- Local Alliances:
- Sefton DAA
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 are committed to raising awareness of Dementia and we have Dementia champions within our team. We offer up our experiences and City and Guild accredited training to the local community by means of free talks to church groups or local businesses to help them become Dementia friendly.
We have joined in local memory walks and cake bake days in order to raise money for the Alzheimer’s society and we have joined in Fun days and also festivals offering advice and support to the general public.
Following on from this we are looking to develop a quarterly event for the elderly at a Maghull venue in the hope we can run Alzheimer’s awareness meetings/help sessions for family and friends and initiate a Memory Cafe working in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. We aim to further develop the client’s memory books and support for clients and their families with the use of information and resources we gather to motivate and inspire ideas for caring for their loved ones and their wellbeing. This will also be reflected in our project ‘What’s on - Were’ this includes listings of what’s on in the area for seniors.
We join in on any community events that we are able to helping spread awareness, we developed a What’s on Where guide that we sent out to all of our clients and also into the community in church halls, G.P’s, dentists and any community halls. The what’s on where guide is aimed at the over 65’s to try to prevent social isolation, It also assists family members and carers to find places to go with their loved ones and it includes Alzheimer’s cafe’s and Alzheimer’s support groups.
We offer up our experiences and accredited training to the local community by means of free talks to church groups or local businesses to ensure that they are Dementia friendly.
We have approached many businesses and are at present planning talks at the Women’s Institute and are waiting for a reply from LFC and the local job centres.
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
We find that peopleburytheir heads in the sand when it comes to understanding Dementia and this puts up barriers and unless someone has had a loved one or knows someone that is caring for a loved one that is living with Dementia they do not feel the need to have an understanding of the disease.
We will Endeavour to spread the word and try to educate the community about this cruel disease and to raise money and awareness.