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Dementia Home Care

Bramble Home Care prides itself on providing compassionate, effective, and nurturing Dementia home care in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. We prioritise safety, companionship, and dignity for all those we care for.

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Trusted care since 2010

Since 2010, Bramble Home Care has been providing care at home to residents of Gloucestershire for a range of health needs. With various forms of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on the rise nationwide, we responded to a growing need to provide specific support for the unique needs of our community.

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Home care or Care home?

When it became apparent that there were a lack of options for Dementia home care services in Gloucestershire, and after speaking to the families of Bramble House Care Home residents (our sister company) we launched a specific division of Bramble Home Care to offer our service-users more options for their care.

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Supporting all stages

As many people affected by Dementia and their loved ones may know, there are 3 stages of Dementia: early, middle, and late. These stages progress at different rates with dementia affecting everyone differently, but with specialist support at home, people can be supported to remain at home with their loved ones for longer.

What is Dementia Home Care?

Dementia home care helps your loved one live at home with the extra care and support they need.

Every person’s experience with dementia is different. So, at Bramble Home Care, we provide dementia home care that flexes to your loved one’s unique needs.

Our staff are fully trained to understand the special care that people living with dementia need. We believe in caring holistically for our clients, so their carers tailor services to their individual needs and preferences. To us, every client is unique.

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How can dementia patients be cared for at home?

Dementia home care can help your loved one live better in their own home in a safe and supported way.

We can provide visiting care for a few hours a week that supports your relative to live independently in their own home. This can involve a range of services to make everyday life easier, from help with meal preparation to household tasks.

We also offer live-in care for clients who need that extra help. The main carer lives in your loved one’s home full-time, with support from colleagues. This means there is always someone on hand to help with everyday tasks and provide companionship.

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“The carers that visit are an absolute credit to Bramble. You were recommended to us, and we have no hesitation in also recommending your dementia care services to others.”

Benefits of home care for Dementia patients

Dementia home care allows you or your loved one to be looked after in the familiar setting of their own home. This offers a whole range of valuable benefits:

Why Bramble Home Care?

When you entrust your loved one’s care to us, you can be assured that you’ve made the right choice.

Bramble Home Care has been providing services since 2010. We have worked hard to build up a reputation as a safe, compassionate care provider who puts our clients first.

Our carers have been trained to a high standard in dementia care to ensure they have the right expertise to look after your loved one. What’s more, our approach to each of our clients is unique so that the care we offer is tailored to individual needs.

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Book a Home Care Consultation

If you’d like to find out more about compassionate dementia care, book a home care consultation today. This will take place in the comfort of your or your loved one’s home, at a time that is convenient for you. Alternatively, book your home care consultation in a way that suits you best:

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Areas we support

We offer support in a wide range of areas to ensure that your loved one gets the care they need.

Personal
care

Carers can provide compassionate personal care, which includes help with using the toilet, washing and dressing.

Meal preparation

Your loved one can enjoy tasty, nutritious meals prepared by their carer.

Help with housework

We can provide help with different household tasks, from dusting and vacuuming to organising laundry.

Medication support

Our highly-trained carers can help with taking medication at the appointed times.

Support and Companionship

Our carers are chosen for their kind and friendly personalities, so let them offer your loved one the social support and companionship they deserve.

Respite
care

If you’ve been caring for a loved one, let our experienced carers step in and give you a break.

Help with appointments

If your loved one needs support with getting to healthcare appointments or even a trip to the hairdresser’s, our carers are on hand to help.

Morning and evening routines

If your loved one needs help getting up in the morning or winding down for their bedtime routine, our carers can offer a helping hand.

Symptom progression

As their condition progresses, we can help with symptom progression, flexing to changing needs.

Live-in
care

For 24/7 support, choose our live-in care option for help and care around the clock.

Comparison vs care homes

Dementia home care makes it possible for your loved one with early-stage dementia to stay at home with support. Caring for dementia at home can bring many advantages including:

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Residential care
Live independently in your own home with help Decide when and what to eat

Receive specialised, one-to-one care from a few hours a week up to 24/7

Continue living life your way

Enjoy visits from your friends and family at any time

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Helping your loved one to live well

Dementia care at home is all about supporting your loved one to continue living at home — confidently. Just because they are living with dementia doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy their usual activities. 

Dementia home care can help your loved one:

  • Continue exploring hobbies

  • Spend time in the garden

  • See friends and family

  • Cook and bake

  • Get out and about

  • And so much more

Need a little extra help?

We also work closely with the NHS, local services, friends and family to offer a flexible Dementia Home Care service that adapts to our clients' changing needs.

 

If you or the Bramble Team feel that the needs of your loved ones are progressing beyond the point where help can safely be given at home, then Bramble House Care Home may be able to support you. Bramble House is a specialist dementia care home in Gloucester offering permanent, respite (short stay), and day-care services for people with dementia.

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"I cannot speak highly enough about this organisation - from the people who undertake the caregiving, to the office staff, everyone is brilliant."

CQC accredited

Bramble Home Care is fully regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which inspects and regulates health and social care providers in England.

The CQC ensures that services are safe, compassionate and of high quality. These are aims that Bramble Home Care is working towards every day.

You can see our current CQC rating here.

Getting started

1

A quick “Hello” from our team 

Once you’ve booked your free initial assessment below, one of our trained team members will give you an introductory phone call to confirm the visit you’ve booked and the details you’ve provided.

2

Friendly visit & assessment

At the visit, our team will assess the needs of yourself or your loved one, ask questions, and confirm any medical information needed to create a care plan.

3

Creation of a personalised Dementia Home Care Plan

Following the visit, our team will put together a care plan and, if you are self-funding, prices for a package care that we feel will best support you and your loved one. We can also advise of financial aid if it’s available.

Book your free initial Dementia Home Care visit

If you're ready to take the first step to getting additional support for yourself or a loved one at home, book your free initial home visit now so our expert team can talk you through the process.

  • How do I arrange mental health home care?
    Simply book your free initial home visit now so our expert team can talk you through the process.
  • How much does mental health home care cost?
    The cost of mental health home care varies according to your unique circumstances. We offer two types of mental health home care — visiting care and live-in care. Book a free consultation so we can work out a personalised quote for you.
  • Who can get mental health care at home?
    Mental health care at home is suitable for anyone who needs support with day-to-day living but doesn’t need to be an inpatient.
  • How much does dementia home care cost?
    The cost of dementia home care varies according to your unique circumstances. We offer two types of dementia home care — visiting care and live-in care. Book a free consultation so we can work out a personalised quote for you.
  • How do I arrange dementia home care?
    The first step is to reach out to us so we can know more about your situation. Our friendly advisors will take you through the process of arranging dementia home care, step by step.
  • How do I know the level of care my loved one needs?
    At your free consultation, an advisor will help you understand the level of care your loved one needs, whether they require just a few hours a week or up to 24/7 live-in care.
  • What is domiciliary care?
    Otherwise known as ‘home care’, domiciliary care is provided in your own home by professional carers who offer healthcare, day-to-day support and sometimes advice. It can be on a short-term or long-term basis and is provided in accordance with an assessment of your needs to make sure the right services are being offered. Find out more about what Bramble Home Care offers for general domiciliary care here, or book your free initial home visit with our team.
  • Are your carers able to administer medicine?
    Yes. Our carers are fully meds trained and are able to both support you in continuing to administer your own or a loved one's medication, or to do it on their behalf if this is what's required.
  • What is personal care?
    Personal care is supporting people with things like: getting up in the mornings, bathing, dressing and/ or preparing you for bed at night, stoma care, catheter care, oral care and much more.
  • What types of care does Bramble Home Care offer?
    Our home care services across Gloucestershire range from; assisting with domestic chores, for instance shopping, ironing, preparing meals, getting up in the morning, getting washed and dressed and bathing, to full-time 24-hour live-in care. We also provide companionship, prompting for medication, manual handling/mobility support and attending social functions/clubs. We also offer specific Dementia and Mental Health Care services for those affected by conditions who need specially trained staff. As well as our care services, we also offer training to a range of employers, including; PMVA training and first aid. Our goal is to help maintain yours or your loved one's independence at home in the most person-centred and safe way. Find out more here.
  • Can I get funding for care?
    We will be happy to give you an idea of whether you are likely to qualify for local authority funded care so please get in touch with the team. Alternatively, you may find the following websites useful: www.dwp.gov.uk www.ageuk.org.uk www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople www.carersuk.org www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
  • How do you recruit your staff?
    We have various ways that we find the best new recruits. We advertise our vacancies on traditional job boards like Indeed and TotalJobs and applicants contact us from there, but we are also very proactive and attend local job fairs and events where we will have a stand. Many of our staff have been with us for years which we are very proud of, and we value their recommendations so have a referral scheme for new starters. All applicants follow a rigorous recruitment process including a thorough interview and then if successful, they are required to complete additional checks including a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), and references. No new starters are assigned any work until their security checks have been signed off by a Senior member of the in-house team and they have completed their thorough in-house Induction training programme. Take a look at the roles we're recruiting for.
  • Do I have to pay for an assessment?
    No, you don't. Assessments are completely free of charge and without any obligation to use Bramble Home Care.
  • How quickly can care services be put in place?
    Usually we can put a care plan and support package in place quickly, but it is dependent on yours/your loved one's needs and availability of staff in your area. For instance if someone requires more support or if they need specialist equipment it can take a little longer to put in place. We will keep you informed of progress and give you an idea of timescales once your assessment has been made, your support plan agreed and funding set in place (whether that is privately or through social services). Get started today by booking your free initial home visit, and we'll take care of the rest.
  • Can I have care on a short term or part-time basis?
    Yes. We are here to provide care on a basis that best suits your requirements. Our team will come to your home and discuss your needs, formulate a care plan and support with any funding queries. Then care will be in place! The care we offer can always be adjusted, so if you find the services aren't right for you or your loved one, we can make changes to better suit you.
  • Can I contact someone out of usual hours?
    Yes. Our offices are staffed between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday all year round. Outside of these times, one of our senior members of staff will be ‘on call’ for urgent enquiries, for instance if a carer has been delayed. You can always call us and, if you get the out of hours service, all the contact details you need will be provided. Our office and on-call number is: 01684 217040.
  • If I do use Bramble Home Care, how do you monitor the service you are giving me?
    Our priority is to deliver a quality service and we will monitor our services in a several ways, all of which form our Quality Assurance Policy -: We constantly review our processes to improve the services we deliver. You are involved in all decisions about your care or support and we will hold a meeting every month to review your Personal Support Plan and to discuss any changes that may be required. This will be a time to discuss the level of satisfaction that you are experiencing with the service. The Manager will make regular telephone calls to you and/or your family/carer. It is our policy that any complaints, including verbal ones are recorded and are included in the overall assessment of our service to you. Comment slips are included in your Personal Support Plan with prepaid envelopes to make communication between Bramble Home Care and you as easy as possible. We will conduct an annual Quality Assurance Survey which will be sent out to all service users, their relatives, health professionals and also suppliers. Once the results are complied this will then be available in the form of a report to all service users and also for the CQC Inspectors.
  • Who regulates Bramble Home Care?
    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the official body that regulates and inspects organisations that provide care to the public throughout the UK, ensuring that they fully meet the stringent standards of quality and safety as a result of the revised Health and Social Care Act.
  • How do I make a complaint?
    In the unlikely event that you should need to make a complaint, we have a robust complaints procedure which is designed to make sure that your concerns are heard. We take all issues very seriously and welcome all feedback, good or bad so please do not ever worry about letting us know what you think. In the first instance we recommend that you should speak to your support worker if you are not happy with something. It is our policy that all verbal complaints are recorded even if the complaint has been resolved. However, if you feel that your concerns are not being taken seriously, or if you have concerns regarding your support worker, then you should contact us immediately: enquiries@bramblehomecare.co.uk or 01684 217040 Alternatively you can write to us at:- Bramble Home Care Ltd, Unit E, 4 Bamfurlong Industrial Park, Staverton, GL51 6SX Our policy is to respond to written complaints within 28 days although we will make every effort to resolve issues as quickly as possible. All our clients are given a copy of our complaints procedure with their contracts.
  • Do you offer a return from hospital service?
    Yes, this is a service that prepares your home for your return from hospital, we can liaise with the health care professionals to ensure that everything is in place for your return and rehabilitation. Get in touch with our team to discuss the options.
  • Do you offer care escorts?
    Yes, we can support you or your loved one within the community and enable you to lead a full and active social life. This could involve accompanying you to the shops or hospital; alternatively your support worker may plan social trips and participation in groups or organisations based on your interests and your preferences. They can either simply make arrangements on your behalf or can accompany you.
  • Do you offer 24-hour Live-in Care and Companionship?
    Yes, we can. Please contact us for more information as we will be happy to work with you to put a personalised care plan together that best meets your needs.
  • If I cancel my service, will I still be charged?
    Possibly. It will depend on the reason for the cancellation and the notice that you give us as well as what is stated in your contract. While we will make every effort not to charge for care if it isn’t needed, there may be circumstances when a full or partial charge is unavoidable. For example, when someone is away on holiday, we simply need the required notice and you will not be charged. Or, if you require help after returning home from hospital your care package may only be for a month or two, in situations like this our objective is to work with you to enable you to get back to full independence as quickly as possible. Of course there are other situations where care may no longer be required so please just ask if you need more information.
  • The answer to my question isn't here...
    If the answer to your question isn’t here then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are a friendly, family-run team and we are more than happy to help. We understand that you may have lots of questions and that it’s important to find a provider that you can work with, especially if you are finding care on behalf of a loved one. We look forward to hearing from you.
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