ESSEX DEMENTIA CARE – BRAINTREE, CHELMSFORD, SOUTHEND AREAS

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Essex Dementia Care is a charity set up to meet the needs of people living with dementia.

Back in 2006 Tessa Perrin an Occupational Therapist of more than 25 years realised the lack of services for people with dementia. So she went about setting up a non for profit organisation and later in 2009 we became a charity. We are also regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

We have two core services

One2One:

Our Care Manager will come and visit you in your own home and conduct an informal and free assessment, we will find out what your needs are so that we can tailor the support and allocate the right practitioner to the person with dementia. Where possible the same person visit each time and will build up a trust and good relationship this will also ensure continuity of care.

All our practitioners have a car enabling us to provide a varied and enjoyable activity and visit each time. There is a minimum of a 2 hours each session. We also offer sessions after 6pm and at weekends.

We are now delivering 700 hours per month of One2One care in and around Essex. This service is proving to be very popular because we are so flexible and it is and a great way to encourage living well with dementia. And maintaining someone in their own home for much longer. We know how important it is for the carer to get that much needed respite so that they can feel supported as well.

Dementia Oasis Activity Centres:

We Started the Oasis centres 5 years ago for people in the mid to late stages of dementia. We quickly realised that there was a need for a group setting for the early stages of dementia too.

We now have in

Braintree 2 days called Braintree Oasis (Monday & Friday) 11-3.30pm. Mid to late stages of dementia.
Braintree also has 2 days called Every Day Counts (Wednesday & Thursday) 11-4pm. Early stages of dementia.
Chelmsford 1 day a week called Chelmsford Oasis (Tuesday) 11.30.30pm. Mid to late stages of dementia.
Southend on Sea 1 day called St. Luke’s Oasis (Wednesday) 11-3.30pm. Mid to late stages of dementia.

These activity days are a wonderful way to meet socially with other club members and to enjoy a rich menu of activity from arts & craft, singing & dancing, trying new things, themed days, and exercise in a fun way and much more. We also have a cook who serves up a very tasty 2 course meal. We have 60 club members attend our activity centres each week.

Life doesn’t stop with dementia.
Our Charity number is 1129038
You can find us on
Facebook look up Essex Dementia Care
Twitter @Essexdementiaca
www.essexdementiacare.org.uk
homecare.co.uk

Debbie Davis, Chief Executive Officer
Essex Dementia Care
The Pines, The Lynderswood Farm, Lynderswood Lane, Black Notley, Braintree, Essex CM77 8JT
01245 363789
debbie@essexdementiacare.org.uk
www.essexdementiacare.org.uk
Below is just one of many recommendations we have had over the years.

I cannot recommend and thank Essex Dementia Care highly enough for the help and support they have given not only my mum, who has vascular dementia, but myself and family for the past 2 years. My mum has now had to go into residential care but without their support, she would have been in care years ago. Mum attended their day centres twice a week where she would dance, sing, take part in activities and be taken out on trips. It was noticeable to me, my brother and our families how much she enjoyed going. She was collected and returned home by one of the support workers who would then assist mum by making her something to eat and drink, ensuring she was settled and safe before leaving. Without this help and support, mum would have been housebound. Essex Dementia Care staff are extremely caring and professional but most of all they are truly angels.

Overall Standard: Excellent Staff: Excellent Care / Support: Excellent
Management: Excellent Treated with Dignity: Excellent Value for Money: Excellent

How likely would you be to recommend Essex Dementia Care? Extremely likely
Submitted by: Linda Ashpole (Daughter of Client/Service User) Review relates to January 2015.
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