People who are affected by dementia will ultimately require some kind of home care service if they wish to remain in their own homes, surroundings that are thought to be familar to put your loved one’s minds at ease.
Barnet Home Carers offers specialist at-Home care support for dementia sufferers, our compassionate at-Home care workers will help provide the person-centred support that your loved requires to maintain their quality of life. Maintaing a daily routine is seen as key in reducing any possible anxiety.
Dementia being a progressive condition, we are aware that your care needs will need to adapt as your condition affects your day-to day ability to carry out tasks.
Our trained at-Homecarers will inform us of any changes that they may have observed over a period of time.
We specialise in providing a highly personalised at-Homecare service to individuals and their loved ones. We consider all of you, our clients, as members of our extended family and in ensuring your ever changing needs are continually supported, we hope, a long and supportive friendship.
Understanding your at-Homecare needs
Our initial meeting with you and one of our management team, will enable us to understand how you would like us to support your needs living within your own home.
This will help us agree on a person centred support plan that our at-Home carers will complete on visiting you at home.
We are aware that your needs will continually evolve as time catches up with us all. To this end, our at-Homecarers are asked to report any changes that they have observed.
If you feel that you would like to discuss with us any changes to your support plan, please contact us and we will help to fufil your wishes.
“My father is definitely, totally and utterly happy with the carers. They treat him very well, with respect and observing his dignity. He feels safe, they help him with medication. They always wear their PPE. If they are going to be slightly late, they ring and let us know. That’s fine with me.”
Benefits of Dementia at-Homecare
at-Homecare, the preferred option to a residential care home
A survey concluded that the vast majorty of people would prefer to continue living in their own homes if they were to be diagnosed with dementia.
Continuing to be in familar surroudings
Living in surroundings that will put your mind at ease, will help you in time of anxiety as to unfamiliar surroundings, such as a residential home.
Dementia Awareness trained at-Homecarers
All our at-Homecarer team have completed dementia awareness training and receive refresher courses when necessary, enabling us to provide you with specialised at-Homecare support
at-Homecarers, who are familiar to you
We like to ensure that you are supported by a number of our at-Homecarers and not just a single individual. Being able to see faces who you are familiar with and them to you will help lessen anxiety as your condition worsens.
at-Homecare support carried out in a dignified manner
However much your condition may worsen, you are still seen as an individual and our at-Homecare support plan will be carried out in an appropriate manner.
Peace of mind for your loved ones
It may be that your immediate support system may live outside of the borough. We will ensure that any loved ones are appropriately informed on your wellbeing.
Typical Dementia Care at-Homecare tasks
It is important to ensure that a positive approach in continuing to live well with dementia.
Support at meal times
Supporting in social activities
The care services that Barnet Carers Centre provides are regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission. We were inspected in June 2021 and were rated as Good.
People told us that staff were kind and caring. Comments included “The staff are kind, caring and respectful observing his privacy and dignity.” And “They treat him with dignity and respect, love and compassion.”
Staff we spoke with were knowledgeable about people’s preferences, personalities and things that were important to them. This indicated staff had caring relationships with the people they looked after.
Staff told us that they had enough time to engage with people to make sure that each person had everything they needed
Staff comments include “I’m always kind and just simply respect people” and “We make sure we have time for them, hold their hand if necessary to encourage and reassure them.”
Some of our at-Homecarers have been with us for many years, supporting clients with their needs whilst remaining in their own homes.
Whilst we believe a client and an at-Homecarer should be allocated together to build a bond of trust and friendship, we like to take the continuity of care idea to the next level. By ensuring that you get to know more than one off at-Homecarers ensures that the quality of care is continued, should a particular at-Homecarer may be on holiday or ill.
Training for at-Homecarers
All our at-Homecarers have completed training across a broad range of homecare related aspects from Equality & Diversity through to Dementia Awareness training. Refresher courses are also attended to ensure that all our at-Homecarers’ knowledge is current.
at-Homecarers as your friends
Companionship may be a specific care task you or your loved one may be requiring. Our at-Homecarers are asked to provide a listening ear whenever they can – as we want to get to know you better in terms of your likes and dislikes or what may be troubling you.
All our at-Homecarers are expected to treat you with dignity and respect, as if they were a guest in your home. They will arrive on time and ensure that the care tasks are completed, with a level of politeness we all come to expect.