Fay, one of our Berkeley Home Health Care Managers, began managing client Mr R’s care in 2021. Mr R had no family or friends to support him and had been diagnosed with pseudodementia.
Pseudodementia displays similar symptoms to dementia but is not linked to neurological degeneration. Symptoms include problems with speech and language, lapses or losses of memory, difficulty paying attention, difficulty regulating emotions, and difficulty organising or planning.
Mr R needed full-time round the clock care. Our live-in carer Jamil began caring for Mr R and soon built a good relationship. Meanwhile, Care Manager Fay started thinking about how she could help Mr R with his home. Due to Mr R having no family or friends, he was assigned a Client Affairs Manager from his local council to manage his finances. Fay swiftly made contact and gained authorisation to buy all new clothes and bedding and ensure Mr R’s bedroom would be comfortable for him to sleep in.
Next on Fay’s list was to address the inadequate bathroom, which had no ceiling and didn’t meet Mr R’s needs. The kitchen also needed a refresh. Fay obtained a few quotes for the work from local builders sending them over to the Client Affairs Manager to authorise the work and the builder. Fay managed the builders all the way through the renovations and Mr R and his live-in carer were so pleased with the results.
Due to the combination of the renovations and the outstanding care provided by Jamil, Mr R’s health has improved overall. He is walking better, eating, and drinking by himself.