Dementia: Person-Centred Respite

Image result for Person Centred Respite PictureThis morning I’ve arranged to call into Ashgrove Care Home to discuss their perspective on Maureen’s five days of residence.  I want to see how they felt she got on in her longest stay in residential care so far, and compare it with what she says, and I saw.  I can then   feed this into my discussions about future respite breaks when I meet our social worker tomorrow afternoon.

It is clearly difficult and more expensive to arrange home-based care for periods of respite.  However, this needs to be balanced against the impact on the individual.  Another alternative is to consider holidays together in supportive environments.  One thing is for sure: all Care Partners need adequate support and time off.  Why should such arrangements be anything other than person-centred?

 

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About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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