Guide can help you be good to go

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

WEST Dray­ton care home showed sup­port for fam­ily car­ers in De­men­tia Aware­ness Week.

Care UK’s The Bur­roughs care home on Mill Road, West Dray­ton, pro­vided a ‘Good to Go’ guide to help­ing those living with de­men­tia and their loved ones to get out and about this sum­mer.

The guide ex­plains how to make the most of ev­ery out­ing, big or small, with prac­ti­cal ad­vice and words of en­cour­age­ment vol­un­teered by peo­ple work­ing in Care UK care homes, as well as res­i­dents and fam­ily car­ers.

Josephine Thomas, home manager at The Bur­roughs, un­der­stands how easy it is to fall into a rou­tine of stay­ing in­doors with the de­mands placed on car­ers.

She said: “It is ab­so­lutely es­sen­tial that fam­ily car­ers in West Dray­ton are given sup­port and prac­ti­cal ad­vice.

“It’s so im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that be­ing ‘good to go’ does not have to mean go­ing far afield or on long days out. For some­one living with de­men­tia, it can be enough to sim­ply watch the wildlife in the gar­den, or to walk to a lo­cal cof­fee shop.”

Free copies of Good to Go are avail­able to pick up from The Bur­roughs care home.

It can be down­loaded from www.careuk.com/ good­togo.

De­men­tia Aware­ness Week was Mon­day 18 to Sun­day May 24.

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