Caremark's dementia care commitment
We are committed to improving the lives of those with dementia. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality personalised dementia home care across the country.
made in 2016 by The Alzheimer’s Society found that 400,000 people with dementia were receiving care at home, but only two in three home care workers had received adequate dementia training. We are dedicated to ensuring our care assistants receive the very best in-depth training and we have allocated over 2,400 dementia care courses over the last two years.
Our specialist dementia carers have been fully trained through our award-winning training programme and use a range of approaches and techniques to reduce anxiety, provide reassurance and calm behaviours, reducing feelings of confusion and anxiety, as well as helping with everyday life, including personal care, mobility, eating and drinking, and assisting with medication.
Our care assistants present decisions to their clients in a way that is sympathetic to their condition. They are trained never to overwhelm anyone with choices.
Diet and exercise
Our carers all undergo training in nutrition and hydration and will work hard to ensure the person with dementia is eating healthily and taking appropriate exercise. A common symptom of dementia is a change in tastes or a loss of appetite, but a healthy diet and suitable exercise has been shown to have a positive effect on dementia symptoms.
Communication and language difficulties
Finding the right words or understanding questions asked can be frustrating for those with dementia. Our training helps our care assistants to know how best to communicate and help their clients feel at ease, even if conversing and being understood is challenging for them.
You can read more about our training here
Peace of mind
To ensure our care is of the highest quality we regularly work with medical experts, academic bodies and charities to enhance and improve our training and make sure we have the most up-to-date understanding of dementia and its many nuances.
We always strive for the highest standard of care in supporting people with dementia to live independently at home. Our carers have all undertaken intensive training and assessment and we are accredited by the Care Quality Commission - giving the peace of mind of a regulated, licensed service.