Grossdale Care Agency supports individuals living with Dementia and their families.
Dementia is a term used to describe various symptoms of mental decline such as memory loss, but is not a clinical diagnosis itself until an underlying disease or disorder has been identified. Symptoms include impairments to memory, communication and thinking. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.
We have an abundance of expertise in managing the challenges presented by Dementia and provide support for the whole family. All Grossdale Dementia Carers understand and have knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how clients may experience dementia. Our carers have good in-house training and knowledge, understanding and skills of empowering the rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks. Our Care Workers are committed to the ‘Dementia Pledge’ and committed to caring for individuals with Dementia, helping them to live comfortably within the environment they’re most familiar with – their own homes.
We offer our services to clients with:
• Alzheimer’s dementia
• Dementia with Lewy bodies
• Mixed dementia
• Parkinson’s disease
• Huntington’s disease
Person Centred Approach to Dementia Care
All our care staff are fully aware that dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach, notably the uniqueness of the client’s dementia.
Grossdale Care Agency builds a good relationship amongst the relatives of someone suffering from dementia, particularly we agree ways of working that relate to rights and choices of a client with dementia. We are aware that relatives struggle to come to terms with a loved one suffering from dementia. Therefore, we always consider the best interests of a client with dementia when planning and delivering care and support.
Grossdale Care Agency provides dementia carers who are able to maintain privacy and dignity when providing personal support for intimate care to our clients. All our dementia carers understand the different techniques that can be used to meet the fluctuating abilities and needs of the individual with dementia. Our care staff knows how to recognise and support cognitive, functional and emotional changes associated with dementia which can affect eating, drinking and nutrition. Carers also recognise and meet an individual’s personal and cultural preferences for food and drink
Grossdale has trained its care staff to aim to slow the process of dementia by focusing on past memories, their physical and social environment and using them to build a ‘bridge’ to the current day, thus helping the family stay connected to the client.
We pride ourselves in how all our dementia Care Workers are able to use life experiences and circumstances of a client, to ensure their inclusion in all activities. Our carers understand practical ways of helping a client with dementia to maintain their dignity.
When we provide Dementia Home Care, we see our clients for what they are – people with emotions and feelings. Each person is different, therefore there’s no one way of providing help and support. A strong ethos at Grossdale Care Agency is its total recognition and respect for an individual’s heritage culture, history and personal experiences unique to them. Grossdale carers have good experience of understanding the way that clients process information with reference to the abilities and limitations of individuals with dementia.