Call & Care
Overview of the Service
This is a home respite service for people diagnosed with dementia living at home with their carers.
The service includes:
- Regular weekly visits – available Monday to Friday and at weekends.
- Occasional visits to enable carers to attend appointments and family events or deal with emergency situations.
- Overnight visits for carers of people with dementia who become disorientated at night leading to disturbed sleep patterns.
How this helps carers
Carers get a break from caring and spend the time doing whatever they want to do.
They use their time to shop, go to the gym, to swim, meet up with friends for lunch/coffee/tea, have an undisturbed soak in the bath, join a local club or attend meetings and religious events.
The choice is theirs: the list is endless.
Support for people with dementia
Care Attendants provide all the care needed by people with dementia when they visit. They also offer mental stimulation through conversation and activities. Some examples of activities are:
- Going out for walks
- Doing seated exercise
- Compiling a life-history book
- Reminiscence therapy
- Visiting a local cafe
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