Here are Trinity we are able to look after people living with dementia alongside their palliative condition and their carers through our Admiral Nurse, who provides specialist dementia support for families who need it, in partnership with Dementia UK.
This scheme complements our dementia-friendly In-patient Unit, which has been specially designed to help people living with dementia find their way around. We have dementia-friendly signage, colour-coded rooms, wonderful murals of local scenes where patients can spend happy moments reflecting on years gone by and even special clocks.
When things get challenging or difficult, our Admiral Nurse can give one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions for a patient with dementia as well as for their families and carers.
The unique dementia expertise and experience of an Admiral Nurse is a lifeline for families, allowing them to live positively with dementia while receiving palliative care. It helps them prepare for the challenges it may bring in the future with confidence and less fear.
By having our own Admiral Nurse it means we can be there for more people who are living with dementia, allowing them to access high-quality palliative care where they most want to receive it, whether that’s at our hospice, in a care home or hospital, or in their own homes.
We can offer support through the hospice and through a consultancy service for information and advice to anyone who needs it, whether it’s a question about the early signs of Alzheimer’s to understanding the challenges of living with someone who has vascular dementia. We have the knowledge and experience to understand each situation and suggest answers that may be hard to find elsewhere.
Our Admiral Nurse will champion local dementia care
As well as providing support to our patients and their families and carers, our Admiral Nurse takes part in local dementia activities, offering support and advice to people who are caring for someone with dementia, and signposting to other support in the area.
They are also a voice at various groups looking to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers, and will help to ensure that we are supporting those living with dementia in the best possible way through staff training and education.
Get dementia support
Our Admiral Nurse is based here at the hospice and can receive referrals through our own palliative care teams.
If you are not a Trinity patient but would like support for either yourself or a loved one, the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is there for anyone who has a question or is concerned about dementia. This can be accessed by calling 0800 8886678 or emailing email@example.com.