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Bluebird Care launches innovative new service to help people
living with dementia in Kent
Bluebird Care has launched an innovative new service to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia in Kent.
With the number of elderly people living with dementia in the UK set to reach more than one million by 2025, Bluebird Care, one of Kent’s leading home care providers, has launched RemindMeCare, a new online tool to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia.
RemindMeCare uses software to stimulate memories by creating a personalised library of pictures, games, music and video that relates to the person’s own life story. The service is the leading online dementia care system in the UK and works by matching the profile of the person being cared for with content that is automatically sourced from more than 10 billion media resources on the internet.
Recent studies have shown that reminiscing about past experiences has a very positive impact on the wellbeing of people living with dementia and their ability to feel part of a community.
Developed in association with leading dementia care professionals, RemindMeCare is designed to aid reminiscence and promote family engagement in the care process. This groundbreaking approach places the customer at the centre of care provision and provides unique tools and activities that assist them to better express their likes and dislikes.
Clare Mortlock, Operations Manager at Bluebird Care, said: “Dementia care is very demanding, not just for the person being cared for but also for their carers and family members. The better a carer knows the life story of a person receiving care, the better the outcome, as this knowledge is invaluable for understanding their past and communicating with them to provide high quality, person-centred care and support.
“RemindMeCare gives carers and the person’s family access to information that can facilitate conversations, improving engagement and reducing isolation, which is a real problem for many people as their dementia progresses. The app is simple to set up, inexpensive and easy to use, as all our carers need is internet access and a tablet or laptop.”
RemindMeCare provides relevant content for any of Bluebird Care’s clients, whatever their age, cultural background or medical condition. Fully portable, the software can be used in one-to-one sessions with a carer, or in a group setting with up to eight users taking part simultaneously.
Bluebird Care’s new initiative has already received positive feedback from its customers and their family members.
Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care works alongside customers, their families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the very highest quality of care.
For more information, please contact Nathan Brown on NathanBrown@bluebirdcare.co.uk or call 07808 253 556
Pictured below is Liz Wilson of Blue Bird Care with a lap top with RemindMeCare installed with a client.