Good, enabling dementia care can transform the lives of people with dementia and their families. With skilled, reliable and empathetic support, people with dementia can continue doing the things they love, with the people they love, in the community they are rooted in.
Because dementia can be such a disorienting and frightening experience, stability, continuity, compassion and expertise form the basis of our work providing dementia care at home.
Different forms of dementia affect everyone differently, so we believe it is important to focus on the individual and their strengths and weaknesses, rather than on the condition.
Please see the information in our dementia resources section for information and tips for caring for people with dementia.
- The bespoke and in-depth seven-module dementia training course that our carers receive
- Dignity in Care registered carers
- Alzheimer’s Society “This is Me” sheets in our support plans to help if there is a hospital admission or appointment.
Mr A lives with his wife in the bungalow they retired to 30 years ago. A retired scientist, he was diagnosed with dementia in 2009. He was cared for by his wife, who has macular degeneration. Mr A’s daughter initially contacted Good Oaks about providing support in 2011.
Our manager assessed Mr and Mrs A in their own home, and we began a care package of visiting once a day to prepare meals, as Mrs A was starting to find this difficult.
Our regular carers formed a strong, enabling relationship with Mr and Mrs A. As time went on and despite both being very independent, they started to accept more support, with calls changing and more help being provided in the mornings.
Companionship is a big part of the care package with Mr and Mrs A. Good Oaks carers bring in audiobooks on topics that interest Mr A, and read the paper to Mrs A, as well as taking them out to shops and appointments.
Over time the package of care increased to live-in care to give greater peace of mind for the family and to better meet the needs of Mr and Mrs A. They are still at home, now both aged 94 and enjoy their time together in the place that they love.
Good Oaks continues to work with the family to facilitate Mr and Mrs A’s wish to remain at home.
The level of care provided has been nothing short of exemplary. You have been caring & compassionate & always ready to go the extra mile & are now a much valued asset for both my parents & myself.more testimonials