Over 920,000 people across UK are currently living with dementia. The number is expected to rise to over a million by 2024. More than 61% of people over 65 with a dementia diagnosis are living in their own homes, often cared for by a family member.
It is now recognised that managing dementia care at home, in familiar surroundings, is preferable to a disorienting relocation to a care home. BSH provides home care for Bedfordshire clients who need support in order to remain independent.
At Bedfordshire Supported Housing, dementia home care is always bespoke. We provide high-quality care for clients at all stages of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s. Our specialist carers will carry out an assessment, including a risk assessment, in collaboration with the client and family/friend carers. We can then create a package of care specific to current requirements.
Our person-centred care means that BSH clients are always people, rather than their symptoms. Dementia care is normally part of a team-effort with family and friends, and we treat it as such. A key contribution we can make is to help families to future plan. Our dementia specialists offer practical suggestions designed to prolong the potential for dementia symptoms to be managed at home.
We offer a range of dementia care services, aligned to each stage of the symptoms. Hourly services – such as cooking, shopping, check-ins – are ideal for people with early symptoms. As symptoms become more severe, we can provide a sitting service, live-in care, or 24-hour care delivered by a team of carers.
Our dementia care specialists are equipped to deal with challenging behaviour effectively and compassionately.
Our dementia care in Bedfordshire is constantly expanding to meet the requirements of clients. The most regularly used dementia services we offer are:
BSH staff complete mandatory training, and supplementary annual courses throughout the time they work with us. Specialist training is available for carers working with dementia, medication management, and challenging behaviour.
Our senior team are experienced and have a range of qualifications, including QCF level 5 in Leadership in Health and Social Care, and a minimum of QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care. We are recognised by the Care Quality Commission as offering consistently good care to our clients.