Active Dementia Support

Description

Personal Assistant - People can live well with dementia when presented with opportunities to retain interests and occupations and to develop new experiences that build on strengths.

I can enable people with dementia to remain connected with their family, friends and community by supporting them with a schedule of activities and pastimes which are pleasurable and have meaning for them – inside and outside the home.

 

Coverage

Within 15 miles of Peacehaven.

Availability

Currently no daytime availability Evening sessions available with advance booking. Minimum 2 hour sessions (unless for life story work).  I work in non-smoking environments only.

Charging and related information

£15 per hour and £22.50 per hour for bank holidays. The first 10 miles of travel are included - additional mileage is payable at 40p per mile.

Expertise

I am passionate about improving quality of life and services for older people, particularly those with dementia. Together we will draw up an activity plan based on the person's history, choices, skills and preferences.

Life Story Work
The development of a life story book for all clients is available as part of my service or as independent commission. Life Story work can be used to help develop a better understanding of someone's needs and wishes so that care can be provided in a person centered way. It provides a valuable insight into the life of the person with dementia and helps to encourage better communication and relationships between the person, family carers and staff who are providing care.

Background

I have over 25 years experience of working with older people. I was a Registered Manager and Director of a successful live in care company for 12 years where many clients had memory problems or a dementia. I was responsible for every aspect of day to day service delivery as well as shaping the future of the service as a Director. I have extensive knowledge and experience of planning and delivering care and support services for older people.

Accreditation

Extensive care and management training which includes: Registered Managers Award (NVQ4) - Moving and Handling Risk Assessor - Emergency First Aid at Work - Safeguarding Adults at risk - Medication adminstration - A programme of dementia specific training.

 


 

 

I am a Member of the Support With Confidence Scheme

Service Details

Organisation:
Active Dementia Support
Service Type:
Personal Assistants
Primary Client Group:
People with dementia / alzheimers
Website:
Accreditation Scheme Membership:
  • Support with Confidence (SWC)

About This Service

When:
  • Evenings
Male or female:
  • Female
For people with:
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's
Providing household care:
  • General help around the house
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
Transport:
  • Provide transport for social occasions/shopping/events/etc
Providing personal care:
  • Medication assistance and prescription collection etc

Accreditation Information

The Support with Confidence scheme is run by East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and Adult Social Care.

All services are vetted and approved on grounds of quality, safety, and training before being approved as a member of the scheme.

This page was last updated on 24 July 2018

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This page was last updated on 24 July 2018

Contact Details

Contact Name:
Debi Campbell
Mobile:
07990 734424
Email:
debi@activedementiasupport.co.uk