Crown Home Care

Dementia care

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A peaceful environment for our client, peace of mind for you

A change of routine to a dementia client and environment can be very daunting. That’s why more families than ever are turning to home care rather than residential care, so their loved one can stay in the place they know and love instead of moving into a care home.

  • Dementia care at home

Dementia is a complex disease impacting the way people behave and react to life. Moreover, it affects each person uniquely. That’s why dementia sufferers require extra professional, experienced and specialist home care as they can feel totally lost, frightened, disorientated, vulnerable and even unloved.

Plus, of course, the onset of dementia in a loved one can be an equally stressful and traumatic time for the family as a whole. Our one to one care for dementia clients – whether it’s for as little as an hour a day or for as much as around the clock, live-in support – means your mum or dad, husband or wife can enjoy living in their own home for as long as possible.

  • How we can help

Our team of Alzheimer’s specialists will work closely with our clients and their families to find ‘triggers’ – activities that elicit a positive response in sufferers – then attempt to build routines around them.

Activities can include past hobbies such as gardening or completely new pastimes such as painting, music, reading or even dancing. We believe this process helps to improve the quality of life for both our clients and their families.

Our people make a real difference for dementia sufferers

The way we recruit, train, develop and support our dementia care specialists, and match them to our clients, ensures that our expert home care services for the elderly…

  • create an atmosphere of love, warmth, safety, compassion, understanding, reassurance and dignity for your loved one, in their own home
  • help recognise and avoid triggers that may cause anxiety and anger
  • provide a journey through the various stages and symptoms of dementia that helps to keep your loved one calm and at peace and still able to enjoy a quality of life
  • overcomes what can seem like insurmountable daily issues, such as eating, drinking, bathing and washing
  • constantly reassess our clients evolving needs, with family and healthcare professionals
  • focus on our clients' abilities, not limitations, and utilises activities which are sensory in nature, such as music and movement.

Famous dementia sufferers

Dame Barbara Windsor

Dame Barbara Windsor born on the 6th August 1937, is an English actress , known for her appearances in the carry on films and more recently playing Peggie Mitchell in East Enders amongst many other acting roles. Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014 and with her husband has been campaigning to raise more awareness about Alzheimer’s.

In 2018 Scot announced Barbara had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s revealing she had been secretly battled illness for 4 years.

Alzheimer’s has meant that Barbara has had to receive care and support at home as her condition has caused a decline in Barbara’s abilities to care for herself on a day to day basis. Scot her husband continues to support Barbara as well as raising awareness of dementia and the affect it can have on partners and families. Scot commented

“Barbara is not the lady I knew some days she does not know who I am”

Dame Barbara Windsor Dementia care
Dame Barbara Windsor

Rita Hayworth

Rita HayworthOne of Hollywood’s most famous and beautiful actresses, Rita Hayworth, starred in over 60 movies and had five husbands. She lived an enviable and glamorous lifestyle and is listed as one of the American Film Institute’s greatest stars of all time.

However, by the time she was just 63 in 1981, she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The signs started with mood swings and memory loss but degenerated into symptoms like anxiety, aggression and agitation which are common amongst Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Rita’s behaviour could be nightmarishly difficult, until one of her daughters took control of her care and found something that soothed her mood and gave her focus – painting.

Even as her mind degenerated, Rita would work at her easel, producing beautiful, detailed likenesses of flowers. Painting brought her peace of mind, helped her relax and gave her a purpose.

Glen Campbell

Glen CampbellAmerican music star Glen Campbell recently announced that he was suffering from the onset of Alzheimer’s, a move that was widely welcomed by experts and charities working in the field.

Born into rural poverty in Arkansas but now in his mid-70s, Campbell played guitar on over 1,000 sessions, had many hit singles and albums in his own name and starred in TV shows and movies.

Rather than retiring, Campbell has recorded his best received album in years and undertook over 120 shows worldwide in 2012, with more planned.

On tour, Glen did suffer with memory loss and confusion. But interestingly Bob Harris, the veteran DJ, said he’d recently watched Campbell record a TV appearance and Glen ‘disappeared slightly into a zone, as it were. But the one thing that was not in any way affected was his guitar playing.’

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Lesley Packham – Director

Lesley Packham – Director

Lesley has spent all her working life caring for people, qualifying as a nurse in 1978 and a midwife in 1980. She brings her considerable and unrivalled experience, expertise and commitment to our home care clients and their loved ones.

After working for the NHS for a few years, Lesley established her first nursing and care agency in 1982. This proved so successful that it was later bought by a large corporation and Lesley became part of their senior management team.

During the 1990s Lesley helped to deliver exemplary professional care services to nursing homes and hospitals before joining another private care company in 2006 to focus on providing help and support to people in their own homes. The company began to flourish with Lesley’s management input, resulting in her becoming a director and 50/50 shareholder. Lesley and her daughter Jodie  founded Crown Home Care Ltd in 2012 to deliver their vision of providing the highest possible quality, service and value home care services to clients and their families. Crown Home Care has grown and has become a recognised provider of excellent quality care for both daily care locally and live in care across the Southeast of England.

Lesley is the consummate care professional and uses her experience, passion and commitment to influence the training and support of care workers who, in turn, deliver excellence in every client’s home.

Jodie Packham - Director

Jodie Packham – Director Jodie is an honours graduate with over 15 years of experience gained in business and marketing in a number of sectors. Jodie has also completed her level 5 in Health and Social Care Jodie undertakes a number of key roles at Crown Home Care to ensure the wonderful work of our care team is supported by an equally successful and financially sound business model. In addition, with her background in marketing, Jodie understands the importance of delivering quality and customer service to our clients and our reputation and, therefore, helps drive these aspects of our operations. Jodie is also keen to keep Crown Home Care at the forefront of the industry and has introduced a range of contemporary initiatives. These include our state of the art paperless systems within Crown Home Care, our presence on Facebook and the use of an innovative telephone system to improve communications with our clients, their families, other healthcare professionals and our team.

24/7 Access

The Crown Home Care APP, allows you to keep up with your loved ones on a daily basis should you wish to (and permission has been granted).

  • 24/7 access
  • Use our app to view care notes from where ever you are in the world
  • Immediate communication with the office
  • Weekly bookings (Times / Carers names)
  • Easy access to your Care Plan
  • View of Visits, Outcomes and Tasks
  • 24/7 Support

Call us on 01252 844 923 to find out more.