There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2021 there will be over 940,000 people living with dementia and this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050.
These are not just statistics; they represent millions of families with loved ones who require special care, both at home and in nursing homes.
If you are struggling to care for a loved one with dementia it is important to remember you are not alone. Almost 2,000 families like yours have trusted Carers to provide one-on-one home care for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Alzheimer's and dementia care training
Major Oak Carers complete a training programme delivered by the Alzheimer's society This means our carers, get the very best advice and guidance, in turn, you can be assured your loved one is getting the very best care
Our expertly trained palliative care team have all received specialist end of life training, we understand the need to listen to individuals, and always ensure, empathetic compassionate care.
We aim to improve the quality of life, support the individual and their loved ones. Knowing when to listen, when to talk, and when to stay silent, providing comfort, continuous support and reassurance in helping a dying person to experience the death he or she wants.
We can also provide all the practical help needed, with laundry, cleaning
This kind of support can range from:
Our experience and research tell us that recovery rates at home are better than in a hospital, and the reality is that most people are keen to return home. Our live-in convalescent carers offer the best possible way to recuperate after a period of illness, or following an operation.
Our live-in carers meet the needs of each individual client. For many people, the level of care they receive at home, with a 24/7 live-in carer, will enhance the speed and quality of recovery.
It is also easier to achieve an earlier discharge from hospital if you have a 24-hour live-in carer organised to provide the level of help and care needed to ensure a safe recovery.
For a family member who needs the highest level of attention, a live-in carer is a great choice. With a dedicated presence 24/7, you can be confident that your elder family member is in safe hands and this is the peace of mind which can only be experienced with round-the-clock care.
Home Help Services
Provide light housekeeping
Dusting and vacuuming
Help with washing and ironing
Make beds and change bed linen
Organise wardrobes and cupboards
Take out rubbish
Meal preparation and tidy away
Check food expiry dates
Supervise home maintenance
Oversee home deliveries
Care for houseplants
Assist with pet care
Prepare shopping lists
Help with general shopping
Offer companionship and conversation
Help with travel arrangements
Stimulate mental awareness
Escort to appointments
Assist with clothing selection
Assist with entertaining
Help with reading
Participate in hobbies and crafts
Monitor diet and eating
Buy magazines, papers and books
Rent and play films
Plan visits, outings and trips
Visit neighbours and friends
Accompany to lunch or dinner
Attend plays or concerts
Attend club meetings and sporting events
Record family history
Discuss current/historical events
Reminisce about the past
We have access to our own therapists that can deliver a range of rehabilitation for diverse conditions.
Music Therapy is a very successful treatment for dementia / Alzheimer’s Our therapists will also help will other forms of cognitive therapy, putting memory packs together for favourite hobbies, easy but adult jigsaws. We also have a range of products we can access from our high-quality dementia care supplier.
We have links with an excellent physiotherapist and he advises our staff with regards to noncomplex treatments Complex treatment we can arrange for a home visit or convey you to the therapy centre.
For dietary and nutritional advice, we have some advice on our website from our consultant nutritionist Sophie. Should you require a personal consultation this can be arranged.