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A carer can give you the support needed to live more comfortably with Alzheimer’s or dementia, at both early and late-stage. Here are some of the ways they can give their support:
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Alzheimer's and dementia care is a specialised form of care supporting people in the various stages of dementia. This will often include medication prompting, reassurance, assistance with eating and drinking, continence care and therapeutic care.Specialist Curam dementia carers can cover:
With Curam you can hire the carer of your choice to provide consistency and person-centred care. We have partnered with Alzheimer's Society UK to offer all of our self-employed carers free specialised online training courses on dementia care.
A specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s carer or personal assistant can support dementia patients by offering the following care types:
Dementia care in your own home may be the best choice if you want to stay in a comfortable, familiar environment. Here are some of the benefits of dementia home care:
Live-in dementia care is a good option for people who need constant care in their own home. People in the moderate and later stages of dementia will need 24-hour home care and whilst some people in the early stages of dementia do not require as much assistance as others, it is important to plan for the future.
Here are just some of the activities a carer can help a person with dementia with:
Carers are self-employed and set their own rates on our platform. The cost of care is often determined by the level of care required. These rates can vary according to the carer’s location, experience and qualifications.
The average hourly rate charged on Curam is £16 per hour, with rates starting at £13 an hour. The average live-in care rate charged on Curam is £880 per week, with rates starting at £750 a week. Carer rates include our fee of 12.5% + VAT.
You pay for respite care though a secure payment system on our app or website. Your carer of choice will create a service agreement and shift invoice which will automatically be sent to your Curam account for your approval. Once you have approved these, you will be taken to the payment portal. Your payment is held securely until the shift is completed and is then released to the carer 2 working days after the end of the shift minus our fee.
Off-platform and cash payments are not accepted and are liable to a placement fee of £2000. Please see our terms and conditions for more information, specifically point 9.3.
To arrange respite care on the Curam platform, you can filter by care type, condition experience, languages spoken and more in your search for a carer. If you see a particular carer that fits your criteria, send them a message asking their availability and outlining your care needs.
Alternatively, you can tell us your care requirements and carers that fit those needs will apply to your Curam account. We recommend that you call or meet your carer of choice before contracting with them. Click here for some advice on interviewing a carer.
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