Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and the figure is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2051, over 2 million people will have been diagnosed with a type of dementia. These are not just statistics; they represent the millions of families with loved ones who require special care and support to live a fulfilled life with dementia.
Regardless of symptoms or needs, our carers have the knowledge, experience, and skills to provide quality dementia care and support. We treat all our clients with compassion, respect and patience, which builds confidence and trust in us.
An early recognition and acknowledgement of support can help families establish care as part of the daily routine, helping those with memory loss to remain independent. We build a strong professional relationship, understanding medical needs, routines and preferences to design a dementia care plan that is specific to each person and their way of life. Our staff are fully trained to notice mood or behavioural changes and can react flexibly and responsively to solve any discomfort or distress.
Learning a loved one has dementia can be a worrying and incredibly stressful time. Family members are not trained or are often unable to support someone with dementia. Others might not have a full understanding of what dementia is like to live with.
We believe receiving dementia home care is a good way to keep continuity as other things change. Leaving the beloved home filled with years’ worth of memories can be unsettling at the best of times but can bring added concern to people with dementia. Remaining at home surrounded by treasured things helps retain a connection with a familiar place; home is where we feel comfortable, safe and belong.
Other benefits of our dementia home care:
We fully understand that everyone's needs are different that's; why we provide personalised care unique to each person. Our high-quality home care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.
We understand that home care is a big decision, so we have strict performance guidelines and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission, giving you confidence that our care and support is quality assured.
Our care and support teams are carefully selected and regularly receive excellent training. All of the team are fully employed, and we do not use agency or freelance staff to protect our quality reputation.
Dementia home care is incredibly specialised and specific to each person’s needs. Your carers will also provide…
Dementia care is highly personal and dependent on needs. Every person is unique and so is their dementia experience. Our job is to find and understand the best way to support each person living with dementia. We achieve this by ensuring each of our carers receive advanced training to support the person, not the diagnosis because we believe dementia care is a specialist skill.
We also endeavour to match our care teams to clients based on any mutual hobbies or interests, as well as their skill level, to lay the foundations for solid relationships. We invest our time to ensure every dementia home care experience is of the highest quality and a positive one.
It doesn’t matter how much or how little help you need.
We support you to make life easier.
We want you to be fully confident in Cherishers Homecare.
That’s why we use technology to enhance our service. Our carers are fully trained to record all necessary information about their visit as it happens onto a mobile device without compromising on the quality of one-to-one care delivered.
Our carers record:
• The time they arrive and leave
• If you’ve had something to eat and drink
• If you’ve taken any medication
• If you’ve gone to any appointments
• How you’re feeling
• Information to ensure you’re receiving the care and support you need
This new technology is our commitment to improving quality of care and making life easier for our care teams so that they can spend more time helping you.
In a COVID world, it also plays a vital role in supporting infection control measures as carers don’t use clients phones’ to login and office staff don’t have to visit to collect paperwork.
We’re proud to have partnered with people planner, an innovative care technology that enables us to digitally log, track and monitor the support we provide.
The people planner App makes it easier for clients or family members to have full visibility at any time of how our care is being delivered. Safeguards are in place to protect data and prevent unauthorised access.