Dementia Friendly Homes

Currently two thirds of people with dementia live in the community supported by loved ones, friends and neighbours. Care and Repair’s Handyperson Service aims to support people who experience memory loss to continue living independently in the place they love the most, their own home. Small changes such as adding signage to doors and cupboards, or notice boards with photos of visitors or reminder notes on, can have a positive impact on everyday life.

We can also provide practical solutions within the home to help reduce the likelihood of falls such as grab rails, half steps and equipment to help support independent living. For additional assurance a Careline Personal Alarm can be fitted by Careline Community Service. These alarms are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving you peace of mind that help will arrive when you need it most. Assistive Technology can also be installed within the home providing daily reassurance that loved ones are up and about, sending alerts to a smartphone, tablet or email.

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.

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