“Please remember my likes and dislikes” – this is what many older adults would like to tell their loved ones and their formal carers.
Recording this information in a comprehensive way, while you are able to, is vital to ensuring all your preferences are met as you age.
Kinfolk Consulting are here to ensure that a detailed plan is developed with you because we never want you to receive anything but the best care you deserve, in the way that you prefer. That is why we developed our This Is Me journal service just for you.
Imagine not being able to communicate your dislikes to a nurse, carer or family member that you don’t like wearing leisure clothes around the house – you prefer a suit and tie because you get dressed as though you are to go to the office every day.
Imagine that you don’t eat meat, because you became a vegetarian many years ago, yet the care staff are forcing you to eat something that you don’t like.
Imagine that you don’t like going to bed before 10.00pm because you have always been a night owl, or don’t like being woken at 6.30am because you like sleeping in.
What if you have always preferred an evening shower, yet suddenly find yourself being forced out of bed to shower in the mornings. “Why don’t they understand that I don’t like this!”
Imagine that you don’t like baths because you nearly drowned once in a bathtub as a child. Imagine the distress that this would cause you if those caring for you didn’t know and they proceeded to do what they thought was best for you.
Compiling a journal that records all of your likes and dislikes, needs, ideas, beliefs and experiences is a very important tool that you and your family can use in the event that you are no longer able to advise people yourself.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with dementia, or simply want to ensure you get all this information recorded for the future, it is never too early, or too late, to ask us to compile this comprehensive journal.
Even if you are a carer for someone living with advancing dementia and you are seeking care services, our This Is Me journal will ensure all formal care staff are aware of your loved one’s likes and dislikes, preferences, beliefs, attitudes and experiences, to ensure a person-centred care service is always being delivered.
What does our This Is Me journal include:
- Initial consultation in your home environment
- Gathering necessary information and photographs that you want to include
- Compiling the journal with the assistance of regular reviews by you
- Providing your Journal in a printed format (1-3 copies) (spiral bound) and on USB so that you can update it and reprint it as required
Total cost: $999 (inclusive of GST)
Contact us today to book this important service: firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us form on our website.