Cloverleaf Advocacy employs specialist advocates with skills and experience of engaging with older people, including those who may have dementia.
We can support you to get their views heard with a number of issues:
- Accessing services.
- Making a decision around a move into/change in residential care.
- When being discharged from hospital or if you are detained in hospital.
- Getting the level of care you need.
- Accessing home care, aids and adaptations.
- Making complaints.
- Adult Protection processes
How can we help if you have dementia?
We often work with older people with dementia. It is always better if we become involved at an early stage so that we can then make your wishes known after you have lost the capacity to do this. When an advocate becomes involved at a later stage, they may adopt a 'watching brief', ensuring that the persons rights are upheld.
One of the most distressing aspects of dementia for the sufferer is a perceived loss of 'personhood'. Advocacy affirms a persons worth and dignity and may therefore be longer term than advocacy with other groups of people.