For most people with dementia who require care, the ideal environment in which to receive this care would be in surroundings familiar to them, which in many cases is their home of many years.
People are more likely to feel safe in their own home, have no need for re-orientation, and will tend to retain the self-confidence required to maintain their independence and dignity.
We have a deep understanding of the care and support needs of people with dementia and our specially trained care workers and live-in personal assistants are equipped to deliver this in a responsible, caring and compassionate manner. We currently have around 20 care assistants who hold a BTEC Level 2 in Dementia Awareness. In addition to this, more than 75 members of staff have taken part in the Virtual Dementia Tour. The Virtual Dementia Tour is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest that we can give a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like. By understanding dementia from the person's point of view we can change practice, reduce issues and improve their lives.
Research shows that our brains are just as capable of learning in the second half of life as in the first. Brains can continue to be stimulated with simple activities such as crossword puzzles, card games, Sudoku, tic-tac toe and scrabble. Choosing to do some brain activities several times a week can keep our minds sharp and able to function at a higher level. Sometimes we just need a bit of encouragement or someone to engage with us in order to try new activities or to revisit old ones. It’s never too late!
At Bluebird Care we create a care and support plan with you that can include time for stimulation and fun as part of your homecare.
To find out more information about our dementia care services, fill in our contact us form, or alternatively you can contact us on 01628 60 57 97 to discuss how we can create a bespoke homecare service to meet your needs. Also you can read our dementia care advertorial article, for more information about our dementia care services.
'A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported and confident they can contribute to community life.'
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.