5th November 2019
Dementia affects approximately 850,000 people in the UK. As a leading care organisation, Caremark want to ensure that their care staff have the appropriate skills and understanding of how this condition impacts people’s lives to provide high quality, compassionate care to those affected by dementia.
Caremark is working with specialist care training company Training2Care to provide virtual dementia training to its care workers. By enabling staff to experience what dementia may look and feel like, the training will help them better support those living with dementia. Called the Virtual Dementia Tour, this innovative training delivered in a unique training vehicle sponsored by Caremark is an immersive sensory experience comparable to dementia.
“It was very disorientating, you felt extremely vulnerable. You couldn’t see properly; you couldn’t hear properly. It was quite frightening to think that that’s what someone would be living with all the time. We want the person with dementia to actually get the best quality of life that they can, and I think this really indicated how we can do that.”
The Tour is now being rolled out to the Caremark network as part of care staff training to improve dementia awareness and standards of dementia care across the UK.
Caremark aims to improve dementia care not only by improving care staff’s understanding of how dementia impacts their clients through sensory training, but also by helping those living with dementia socialise and remain part of their community. This is the goal of PatchCare®, Caremark’s new and innovative way of delivering care at home to reduce loneliness and social isolation and improve people’s well-being and create a valuable sense of purpose.
PatchCare® has already been recognised for the invaluable benefits it offers. Piloted at Caremark (Mid Sussex & Crawley) and now being rolled out to other Caremark offices, this new model contributed towards the office’s ‘Outstanding’ rating following an inspection with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It also featured within the CQC’s annual State of Care report 2018-2019 as a key model of innovative practice across England.
29th August 2019
For the fifth year running, Caremark offices across the UK have featured in the Top 20 Home Care Awards 2019.
20th August 2019
Sareet Shah, Priya Desai and their team at Caremark East Hertfordshire & Broxbourne have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
23rd May 2019
Meet Hannah Drury who has scooped five awards in just over three years!
16th April 2019
The team at Caremark Plymouth are celebrating after receiving an outstanding rating from the CQC.
31st January 2019
Caremark reveals revolutionary new care service at franchise conference and awards.
9th January 2019
Beating off bigger and longer-established brands Caremark has achieved 7th place in Elite Franchise’s Top 100 list.
8th January 2019
Caremark welcomes Alan Frew and Sharon Kemp to their Head Office team.
3rd December 2018
Caremark welcomed its largest ever group of new franchisees to the network in November.
After doing some research, there was really no doubt in our minds, that the only choice we would be happy with would be Caremark, given the emphasis on care and not profit.– Richard Magrath, Caremark North Down, Ards & Belfast
I researched various sectors before reaching the decision that domiciliary care offered the sustainability and a straightforward business model which allowed for positive cashflow and personal reward.– Charles Folkes, Caremark Redcar & Cleveland
Since I joined, Caremark has done everything they promised they would do. The support has always been there and Kevin Lewis has even come out and given me a morale boost when I've needed it.Amarjit Gill, Caremark Redditch & Bromsgrove
A strong ratio of 15:1 between franchisees and Regional Support Managers
CEO and founder of Caremark Kevin Lewis has over 25 years of experience in the UK home care sector