Drop in session for Dementia Action Week
PEOPLE from Wales who would like more information on dementia or have any questions regarding care can drop into a care provider’s offices next month (May, 2018) for free advice.
Abacare is supporting Dementia Action Week, which takes place from May 21 until 27, and will have expert staff on hand on May 23 from 2pm to answer any questions people might have.
Denise Hopkins, Regional Manager at the award-winning Abacare, which has offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT), said: “Being faced with a friend or relative who may be showing signs of dementia can be scary and many people don’t know where to turn. If anyone has any concerns they are welcome to drop into our offices or give us a call for some expert advice from our team during Dementia Action Week.
“We’re also available to talk to anyone who might be interested in our services as we provide domiciliary and live-in care for elderly and vulnerable people as well as those with dementia.”
Abacare staff will be on-hand on Wednesday, May 23 from 2pm at its RCT office at Ty Cynon, Navigation Park, Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF45 4SN or people can call 01443 742645.
Dementia Action Week, which was previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, was started by the Alzheimer’s Society and encourages people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and getting information and support.
There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to one million by 2021.
Denise added: “We have a committed dementia team and we offer one-to-one bespoke support for people living with dementia so they do not need to leave their familiar surrounding or pets.
“A service user’s family, carers and the person with dementia (where possible) are always involved in developing a care plan based on person-centred care. Their knowledge and understanding of the person is extremely valuable to make sure the care plan is right for the individual.”
Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.
The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout Wales.
Abacare’s core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.
It believes it offers inspiring work for inspirational people.
It is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
Abacare has been awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.
Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.
Dementia Action Week takes place from May 21 until 27. Abacare’s RCT office will be hosting a drop in session on Wednesday, May 23 from 2pm.
For more information about Abacare, please call the RCT office on 01443 742645 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.