20 February 2014
A record number of attendees packed into The Homewood Road United Reformed Church in St Albans on Saturday to learn first hand from a local award winning care provider some insight and tips into effective dementia care at home.
The event, one of a series by Helping Hands was hosted by former Dementia Personality of The Year & Helping Hands Dementia Specialist , Jayne Vale and took the families that attended through some of the science as well as some hands on training activities. The session then allowed for individuals to share experiences and raise specific issues directly with the Helping Hands dementia care team.
Commenting on the day Sharon Baker from Harpenden said, “The day has made a huge difference in my understanding of dementia care, I am now hoping my family will feel better about the possibility of keeping mom at home for longer.”
CEO of Helping Hands, Tim Lee said, “As a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, Helping Hands is committed to improving the quality of lives of those living with and touched by dementia. These events are part of this commitment at community level and together with our outstanding team of professional Carers allow us to share our 25 years worth of care experience to families desperate for more information and help.”
The St Albans homecare team is offering support across the whole of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire with services ranging from 30 minutes housekeeping calls, to dog walking, help with shopping, companionship and personal care all the way through to Live-in Care, complex care and palliative care.