Are you a carer?

smiley faceAre you or do you know a carer in residential, dementia, assisted or domiciliary care?

Happy Days is passionate about helping carers working in residential, dementia, assisted or domiciliary care to provide enriched care.

We often hear that carers are overworked and underpaid, so how can we expect carers to take on the added pressure of ensuring residents are furnished with another level of care: enriched social and emotional care?

After extensive market research in residential care homes, it was clear that most carers wanted to enrich residents’ experiences and many felt they hadn’t the time, resources or materials or managerial/owner support.

On a positive note, let’s not forget the many care service providers and carers doing a fantastic job of caring for our elders and people with dementia.

If you are a carer, we would like to hear from you. Tell us about your working caring experience[s] so that Happy Days can help to bring enriched care not only to the people who need it but to help make an enjoyable day the people who provide it.

Happy Days have designed a range of talking prompts to help carers enrich the lives of the people they are caring for. Finding out about residents can supply information to initiate meaningful conversations. Prompting memory can generate special moments, interaction and activity.

Sometimes, talking is just enough. Talking prompts don’t have to be stored on shelves or filing cabinets, they are small, lightweight, wipe-clean prompts designed especially for carers. Ideal for everyday use. Share conversations. Watch the smiles.

If you are a carer and would like to help our research by sharing your caring / working experiences, please email Gillian at gmhesketh@yahoo.co.uk

If you care for someone at home, we would also like to hear from you. Happy Days have developed resources and tips to help carers and welcome any thoughts on caring difficulties, issues or ideas.

Thankyou,

Gillian