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We know all too well how the damaging effects of dementia can cause major distress to the sufferer and their loved ones. Receiving dementia care at home could be a worthwhile alternative to going into a care home, as not only we do offer compassionate and professional support, but having the opportunity to acquire dementia care at home could ease some of the symptoms.

The highly-experienced staff we employ can help dementia sufferers in a number of different ways depending on the seriousness of their condition, and whatever is agreed with yourself and your family. We can provide dementia care at home in several ways:

  • Assistance with day-to-day activities
  • Help with memory stimulation and refocusing
  • Remind you of certain daily tasks
  • Provide general care
  • Social companionship

We know dementia inside and out, and we also know the best ways to support sufferers in the comfort of their own home.

The amnesia-like effects of dementia can cause distress and even overwhelm sufferers, which is why dementia care at home can be so useful. Receiving day-to-day help in a more familiar environment can help sufferers concentrate on other aspects of their condition, and quite literally feel at home.

When faced with such a crippling condition, any possible improvements that can be made to ease suffering is surely worth it, and having Sova bring their care, support, and compassion to you is a great way to achieve this.

Domiciliary care is essentially another name for home-care, and so it involves a wide range of care and support services given to individuals in the comfort of their own home. In fact, the word ‘domiciliary’ comes from the Latin word for home, ‘domus’; so even in its etymology the importance of the home is critical, and here at Sova we give that same focus to the home, and the importance it plays in our domiciliary care services.

You see at Sova, we believe that by obtaining and benefitting from our services our clients can avoid the dramatic – and often traumatic – ordeal of having to completely move home. As well as offering support, our clients benefit in terms of the boost remaining in your family home can bring – homes are made up of the very recollections we hold dear, so even if our health begins to fail us our memories can keep us strong!

We have a range of domiciliary care services that include: personal, palliative, hospital-to-home, live-in, night, dementia & Alzheimer’s, social companionship, and complex. We deliver all our care and support with the upmost compassion and professionalism, which helps to make the whole process a smooth and enjoyable one.

If you’re interested in learning more about our services please come and visit our site now!

Although we don’t doubt that a nursing home has a place in the care world, there are many instances when live in care is preferable, and certainly more desirable. To help you understand why this is we have come up with 5 advantages that live in care has over living in a care home.

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One on One Care

The first and perhaps most obvious advantage to live in care is that the support and assistance is given on a one-to-one basis. This extra attention means the highest level of care can be administered, and a greater relationship between carer and patient can blossom.

Highest Level of Support

The structure of a care-home means that vital issues and instances may go unreported on the changeover, but with live in care they can provide around-the-clock support – which is of a great benefit to anyone needing a substantial amount of care.

Familiarity

On top of needing care, the thought of moving out of your family home adds an extra burden and stress on the situation – live in care means you can stay in the comfort of your own home while still benefitting from professional support.

Companionship

Having care on a one-on-one to basis means that not only are you receiving more focused care-plans, but it also allows care-givers and clients to form closer bonds. This works for both parties as it provides companionship for those needing care, and friendship for those administering it.

Flexibility

Most providers of healthcare at home can tailor individual plans to meet the needs of that particular client, and the fact all of this is delivered on a one-to-one basis in familiar surroundings means there is complete flexibility to suit their personal needs.

It was all go for the Sova Healthcare team this August Bank Holiday. We were battling the elements and making the good people of Leicester aware of the many services available to them through Sova.

Leicester Mela

The Leicester Mela (which began life as the Belgrave Carnival) has now been running for over 30 years, and it brings together different cultures from a city packed with diversity, showcasing them throughout this annual event. Among all the live shows, music and events, it was a perfect opportunity for the Sova Healthcare team to speak with the members of the public and answer their questions about care services. During the day, we spoke with hundreds of people who were interested in care, and we were able to give advice, offer guidance, and provide helpful literature.

Sova at Leicester Mela

The event was a great success for Sova Healthcare, and it created more confidence among the public, who now know that a healthcare provider such as Sova is so well-equipped to meet their needs.

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We have already arranged to sponsor the event on a larger scale next year and build on this year's success.

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An NHS tax that was proposed by the Liberal Democrats has been supported by senior Labour politicians as a solution to the current crisis in health care funding. With a £30bn black hole in NHS finances forecast for the next 5 years, there is a general consensus among the two parties that a radical shake-up is needed.

Health care service budgets have so far been ring-fenced from cuts, though the majority of services have relied more heavily on efficiency in saving money.

However, a recent report by the King Fund has estimated that a quarter of NHS trusts are already running in the red, and with an ever-growing population, this may create even more stress on  care services. With current salary freezes, management cuts, and reductions in the prices paid to hospitals, the report claims that standard means of cost reduction have almost been exhausted.

Former coalition Health Minister Paul Burstow is just one of the senior Liberal Democrats believed to be in favor of the proposed tax, along with current Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb. Both agree that this proposal is the best way to secure the NHS’s future.

In an essay to be published by the Social Market Foundation as part of an upcoming report for the NHS, Burstow states that further efficiency savings are imperative and increased funding is required urgently. He writes: "By 2021, the NHS will be looking at a £30bn black hole. Social care is on track for a £7bn shortfall.”

The current Education Minister David Laws, who is in charge of drawing up the Liberal Democrat manifesto, is understood to be examining the proposal.