Dementia Care at home

Some people can live well at home with dementia for many years, but for others, bringing dementia care to them at home 

is a well-needed support option.


Our dementia home care services

Some with dementia may experience a complete loss of safety awareness both indoors and outdoors, putting themselves at risk of harm when crossing roads or using kitchen appliances, for example. This can be distressing to both the service user and their loved ones, so the offer of dementia care at home is a welcome service to them.

When symptoms such as these are present, the person may need 24-hour care to ensure they are safe at all times. In some cases, they may be protected by a Deprivation of Liberty Order (DoLS), agreed by the Court of Protection, which will prescribe legal measures to ensure their safety but not deprive them of their liberty.

Aster Care is experienced in supporting people with a community DoLS order, ensuring this is used appropriately and will not be to the person’s detriment.

Working hard to improve dementia care for all

Aster Care uses a range of resources to effectively deliver care that perfectly complement our dementia home care services:

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Dementia – A Practical Guide for Staff’ booklet was produced by our Operations Director who aimed to give simple explanations of the main types of dementia and to guide staff on how to respond sensitively to behaviour manifestations.

2

Working in partnership with our community mental health professionals both prior to, and after hospital discharge to assist adults with complex dementia to return home – and stay there for as long as possible.

3

We use and distribute information from the Alzheimer’s Society to support staff and families with key lifestyle skills, i.e., advice on how to manage your money, keeping safe at home, how to eat well, etc.

4

Our Dementia Care policy is based on the principles of Professor Thomas Kitwood and his research into dementia, and the guidelines as set by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), taking into account: –

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We are members of the NHS National Institute for Health Research to help beat dementia.

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Making Local Connections: We work with local shops, cafes and museums to alert them to our service users’ needs.

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Working with Community Police: We alert the local police with photos and basic information regarding our vulnerable adults who may be at risk if they abscond.