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Dementia

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Dementia refers to several progressive neurological disorders affecting the brain. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia, but Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia are the most common form of it. Dementia is a worldwide concern. In the Uk, over 850,000 people live with dementia; of these, approximately 42,000 are under 65. Suppose you or your loved ones are battling dementia. In that case, contact our expert team to find out how we can help you manage the challenges dementia and its memory loss brings to you. Being diagnosed with dementia can be daunting and challenging, but remember, you or your loved one are not alone. We are here, so you do not have to go through it alone.

We deliver the highest quality of dementia support and care, ensuring that our service users can remain in their homes safely, independently, happily and with dignity. Our dementia care packages are all person-centred; our approaches are uniquely tailored to our service users' needs, allowing them to control their lives. In addition, we respect diversity and generate care plans and risk assessments that are bespoke and tailored to service users preferred lifestyles, backgrounds and wishes. We review the care plan and risk assessment at least every three months, under the supervision of our clinical supervisor, who is an experienced registered nurse with an active UK NMC PIN. Changes to service users' care needs will be implemented and communicated to their care team immediately.

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Our dementia care packages have a dedicated team leader who will lead regular and backup support workers. The package team leader will maximise the communication amongst the multidisciplinary team and brings continuity and consistency to the service provided. Our skilled managers continually guide and support the team leaders.

All our support workers receive regular visits and supervision from a senior member of Community Care Experts. We will evaluate support workers skills and knowledge regularly to ensure they maintain the outstanding knowledge and skill needed. In addition to regular supervision, team members will receive clinical supervision at least every six months from our clinical supervisor, an experienced registered nurse with an active NMC pin. We have a robust recruitment policy in place, and our recruitment is subject to successful pre-employment checks, including DBS and reference checks.

As well as supervisions our support workers receive the following training:

 

  • Mandatory training for care workers

  • Dementia 

  • Challenging Behaviour 

  • Communication Difficulties

  • Insight and psychological adjustment

  • Emergency aid

  • Fire safety and awareness

  • Infection control, including COVID-19

  • Mental Capacity 

  • Risk Assessment

  • Safe handling of medication

  • Moving and handling

  • Safeguarding 

  • Epilepsy

  • Choking

  • Record Keeping

  • If required, they will receive training on caring for PEG, Stoma, Catheter, suction, etc.

 

At Community Care Experts, help is at hand. Contact us to find out more and book your free initial assessment. 

 
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Our supports are varied, including, but not limited to :

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  • Personal Care: private hygiene, dressing and maintaining personal appearance, bathing and showering including bed-baths, oral hygiene, applying make-up, and hair care.

  • Working on rehabilitation plans and achieving rehabilitation goals

  • Stoma care

  • PEG feed & care

  • Tracheostomy care 

  • Hourly support from 1 hour a day to 24/7.

  • Sleep-in & awake night support

  • Live-in support 

  • Companionship & emotional support

  • Support with shielding and isolation during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Accessing community and maintaining your social life

  • Hospital admission and returning home

  • Dietary support such as meals preparation and help with eating.

  • Shopping, laundry, washing, ironing and similar light household chores

  • Support with toileting & continence management

  • Support with managing medication from collection to administration

  • Collecting pensions and similar chores

  • Light gardening such as watering your plant

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Our dementia services are available across various locations on an hourly or live-in basis. Our supports are as minimum as 1 hour depends on the service user's location:

 

· Living within a 3-mile radius from Surbiton: Minimum 1 hour

· Living between 3–5-mile radius from Surbiton: Minimum 2 hours

· Living between 5–10-mile radius from Surbiton: Minimum 6-8 hours

· Living from 8-mile radius from Surbiton: subject to assessment, minimum support from 6-8 hours, Live-in, awake and sleep-in night