Home Instead’s mission is to enhance the lives of ageing adults & their families. Home Instead are launching a new campaign designed to make communities more dementia friendly. As part of this Home Instead are offering free dementia training. Organizations that participate in the training become ‘Proud to be Dementia friendly’, with a certificate of completion for display in their premises.
The dementia training gives people an insight into some of the challenges that people with dementia and their caregivers face. Dementia friendly businesses have a greater awareness, understanding and welcome for people with dementia and their caregivers, resulting in better customer experience and service.
“For many carers, the unpredictable nature of dementia can make going out in public with their loved one intimidating. Organisations who complete our training have greater knowledge of the illness and its impact, resulting in increased confidence in their interactions.”
Cathal O’Neill Operations Manager of Home Instead Senior Care, Clare