Care in the home

Crossroads Care in the Vale offers assistance to clients with dementia who are living in their own home. This service is sometimes referred to as domiciliary care, and may involve a range of support to enable the dependent person to continue living safely in the community.

Crossroads Care in the homeBefore a package of care is introduced, one of our care team will meet with the client and their carer to assess the family’s care needs and to have a chat about what help may be beneficial.

Services in the home could include personal care (washing and getting dressed, for example), meal preparation, shopping, light housework, being accompanied to appointments, or even a trip out for lunch or a coffee.

The package of care is specifically tailored to the needs of the client and is reviewed frequently to ensure it continues to meet the person’s needs. Whenever possible we also provide an ad hoc sitting service in emergency situations.

Care and support is always provided by fully-trained Crossroads Care Workers who have completed training in Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, First Aid and other relevant courses.

Our staff are carefully selected to ensure they have empathy, understanding and respect for clients and the stress experienced by their families.

While giving support, they will also encourage as much independence and freedom of choice for the person in their care as possible.