Admiral Nurses – support for people with dementia
Support for people with dementia or their carers who have been in the Armed Forces: The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community – serving men and women, veterans, and their families. This includes Admiral Nurses, Care Homes and Holiday Breaks. Please note that Legion beneficiaries can be either the person with dementia or the carer.
1) Admiral Nurses – The Legion works with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses – a service that supports the carers of our beneficiaries who have dementia. The focus of the service is to maintain independence and improve the quality of life for carers and families and to provide the practical advice they need. WHAT DO ADMIRAL NURSES OFFER? Our Admiral Nurses have the experience to facilitate the service every step of the way. Currently operating in Somerset, Admiral Nurses offer:
- Skilled assessments to determine the needs of family carers and the needs of the person with dementia
- Information and practical advice for carers and their families on supporting those with dementia
- To work with carers and families to provide emotional and psychological support throughout the caring journey
- Advice on how to care for someone with dementia and help to develop skills to encourage positive approaches to living with dementia
- To work together with other professionals and organisations to provide additional support if you need it.
2) Royal British Legion Care Homes with specialist dementia wings for long term residency or respite care.
3) Royal British Legion holiday breaks at one of our Break Centres around the country for rest and relaxation for carers.