The Good Care Group, a provider of home care, has formed a new partnership with Dementia UK, the national charity which supports and develops Admiral Nursing. It will involve the appointment of an Admiral Nurse to the company's Professional Care Team and is the first for the home care sector. The initiative aims to provide not only specialist clinical expertise, but also unrivalled and essential advice, guidance and support to The Good Care Group's clients, their family care providers and its own professional care team.
This new role within the company, which has been specially created in partnership with Dementia UK, will provide an invaluable additional element to The Good Care Group's dementia care offering and 'family support' service, through offering direct assistance to both existing clients and those considering home care. This will encompass participating in the Good Care Group's regular webinars and educational seminars - aimed at assisting families in caring for loved ones with dementia, as well as being available for one-to-one support.
The role will also provide mentoring and advice to The Good Care Group's professional care team, participating in the company's extensive carer training programmes, and advising the company on opportunities for best practice research on caring for those with dementia in the home.
Fiona Lowry, Chief Executive Officer of The Good Care Group, comments: "Building on our already award-winning dementia care service, we are constantly striving to improve the standard of our care provision and this partnership with Dementia UK will add a crucial new dimension to our offering - both professionally and for our clients and their families.
The addition of the Admiral Nurse to our Professional Care Team will also help carers and families affected by dementia, to more fully understand and cope with the many challenges associated with the condition, especially those of changing behaviours and relationships. The particular strengths and expertise of an Admiral Nurse will provide a range of psychological and social support systems to help prevent and alleviate stress, depression and anxiety, and boost the health and wellbeing of the family."
Barbara Stephens, Chief Executive of Dementia UK, said: "As a leading charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people effected by dementia, we are especially proud of the pivotal role that Admiral Nurses play within a variety of care settings to provide support and advice to families affected by this heart-breaking condition.
We are delighted to now be working in partnership with The Good Care Group, as this will be the first Admiral Nurse role to support dementia care within a home care setting in the UK. We will be closely involved in not only the appointment of the Admiral Nurse, but also their ongoing role within the company and career development as a specialist mental health nurse. This will include being part of our 'Admiral Nurse Academy'