Dementia sufferers stay at home thanks to specialist care

PEOPLE from Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) who suffer with dementia can receive care at home thanks to a training scheme run by a care provider in the area (March, 2017).

Dementia sufferers can remain at home while receiving care rather than having to live in a residential home due to specialist training social care workers receive from Abacare.


Peter Angelides, CEO at the multi award-winning Abacare, said: “We believe supporting people with dementia is extremely important as it enables them to retain their independence and lead fulfilled lives.


“We now train all our social care workers to support dementia sufferers as we understand how it is important for people to remain in their own homes.


“We are passionate about arming our carers with the best possible skills and our training scheme begins from the moment they are appointed and continues through the Social Care Institute for Excellence to include a specialist Dementia Care training programme.


“Anyone who is appointed as a social care worker can benefit from the training scheme and learn a range of new skills. They will be trained to understand different stages of dementia and the way it affects each person.”


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 the UK. 


Peter added: “Our carers are all equipped with the skills needed to provide kindness and understanding in a professional manner and encourage independence in service users.”


Abacare provides all staff with full training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from the team 24/7.


They are given free uniforms, access to a staff scooter scheme for those needing transport, subject to terms and conditions, and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.


Abacare 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). 


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.


It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.


For more information about Abacare, please call the RCT office on 01443 742645 or visitwww.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook athttp://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.


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