Advice for carers
If you’re a family carer, you’ll know your loved one best – from their likes and dislikes to their hobbies, history and values. Even so, when you’re caring for them day in and day out, it’s possible to get caught up in what needs ‘doing for’ your loved one rather than ‘supporting with’ their care and lifestyle choices.
It’s important not to lose sight of what makes your loved one unique and to listen to their choices and preferences. Person-centred care does just that.
Delivering person-centred care involves treating people with dignity and respect, as well as listening to their experiences and understanding their goals for the future. At Care UK, we find that this makes individuals happier and more comfortable. Person-centred care supports them to find a sense of purpose and live a more fulfilling life.
Providing person-centred care for those living with dementia can help you better meet your loved one’s needs, keeping them calm and content.
At Care UK, our highly trained teams are experts in delivering person-centred care. Here are some of the ways that we make care person-centred at our homes:
Caring for an older loved one can be very rewarding, but the time may come when their needs become too much for you to manage alone. We know that taking the first step on the journey into care can be daunting, but our teams are always happy to talk to family carers and offer help and advice.
Many of our care homes offer community events, dementia cafés or other expert-led sessions that are free to attend and open to the public. Why not find your local care home to see what events are on and what support is available in your area?
Our highly trained teams are experts in delivering person-centred residential, nursing, dementia and short-term care. We support residents to be who they've always been, or who they want to be, on their care journey.
Taking the first step can be daunting, but we’re here to support you with information, advice and resources to help at every stage of your decision. Learn more about starting your journey into care.
At Care UK, we provide person-centred care by spending time getting to know residents as individuals. We create life story books so care and lifestyle teams can connect with residents on a personal level, and our wishing trees help teams support residents to continue achieving their goals.
Families play a big role in the person-centred care we provide for residents. Our teams work together with families to get to know residents better and ensure we’re providing care that suits their needs and wishes. Residents’ relatives are always welcome and are part of the care home family. Many of our homes provide support groups and events catered to family members too.