What our support looks like
Jimmy was admitted to hospital after a fall and was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia. He expressed a clear desire to return home and acknowledged that a Care at Home support service would help him to live well.
Initially, we focused together on maximising Jimmy’s independence.
We supported Jimmy with washing, dressing, cooking and taking his medicines, although later used technology to prompt and remind Jimmy to do this himself.
We supported Jimmy to follow best practice guidelines to reduce his risk of falling and thereby minimising his risk of being readmitted to hospital.
We worked with Jimmy to consider the future by creating an Anticipatory Care Plan and updating his will. This covered consent to use technology, future care plans, and specific decisions around financial appointeeship.
As his dementia progressed, we supported Jimmy to remain as independent as possible in his home and community. He continued to attend his church right until the end.
Jimmy passed in his own home, with his minister and best friend alongside him. Just as he wanted.