Currently two thirds of people with dementia live in the community supported by loved ones, friends and neighbours. Our Dementia Friendly Homes initiative aims to support people who experience memory loss to continue living independently in the place they love the most, their own home.
Careline Community Service can install a Careline personal alarm, providing assistance 24 hours seven days a week. A keysafe can be fitted which allows access for carers, loved ones and the emergency services if required.
Assistive Technology can be installed within the home to monitor activity, providing peace of mind that loved ones are okay.
All of our Visiting Officers are dementia trained, have undergone DBS (police) checks and wear photographic ID badges. They can advise on whether grant funding is available and inform you of any costs which may be incurred before works begin.
Care and Repair’s Handyperson Service offers small measures such as adding signage to doors and cupboards, or notice boards with photos of visitors or reminder notes on.
Examples of works can include:
- Careline Alarm
- Key safe
- Door signage
- Direction signage
- Cupboard and Drawer signage
- Coloured light switch surrounds/stickers
- Coloured plug socket surrounds
- Coloured toilet seat
- Replacement/additional coloured grab/hand rails
- Coloured tile transfers
- High energy lightbulbs
- Smoke detector
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Removal of mirrors
- Provision of a cork or wipe board
- Removal or moving of furniture
For more information on Dementia Friendly Homes please call the team today on 01553 616200.
For guidance on how to make your home more dementia friendly, you can download the free Making your home dementia friendly document produced by the Alzheimer’s Society