At a glance
Our evidence-based programme is a partnership between those living with dementia, their loved ones and the EnlivenPlus team. At the heart of EnlivenPlus is our philosophy of providing the highest levels of care, provided by people who truly understand dementia and its complexity. This enables those living with dementia to remain engaged, happy, healthy and connected to their family, whānau, friends and community.
|Our evidence-based programme is a partnership between those living with dementia, their loved ones, and the EnlivenPlus team. At the heart of EnlivenPlus is our philosophy of providing the highest levels of care, provided by people who truly understand dementia and its complexity. This enables those living with dementia to remain engaged, happy, healthy, and connected to their family, whānau, friends and community.
EnlivenPlus teams are specialists in dementia care and are passionate about supporting those living with dementia. We want to support you to remain independent and comfortable in your own home for as long as possible, with the people and things you love. A life where you continue to enjoy the activities that matter to you, as well as enjoy new experiences.
By embracing and championing those living with dementia, we are committed to walking alongside them and their whānau, every step of the way to ensure they live their best lives possible.
Menu of Services
A diagnosis of dementia may present many challenges that can be amplified by a lack of information and understanding of the condition and its likely progression. Health and support systems are also complex. Our navigation service is about providing you with the information and resources you need.
Education about dementia
The EnlivenPlus team is selected for its experience in the complexities of dementia and the unique journey each person and their whānau/family will have with dementia. Education keeps you prepared, helping reduce stress and therefore crises.
Respite (short-term, in-home)
In-home respite provides a care partner with the opportunity to take time out while giving them peace of mind that the person with dementia is in safe, trusted hands and participating in meaningful and stimulating activities.
Evidence shows that stimulating and newly learnt activities can improve neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to modify, adapt or change). This can help slow the progression of dementia. Cognitive reablement activities follow a structured process that focuses on different topics each time.
This is me
Like old photographs, memories can fade over time. We help you retain these memories by assisting you and your whānau/family to develop a ‘This is me’ leather folder. This unique part of the programme captures your life story, identifies what is important to you now, and what may become important in the future. When memories start to fade, we want you to continue to tell your story while enabling those around you to have a resource that allows them to understand ‘you’.
Activities of choice
Supporting you to continue enjoying your favourite activities and perhaps find new ones. We will get to know you as well as we can and will take our lead from you - it’s all about providing stimulating and enjoyable activities that you choose.
Physical and psychological wellness
“What is good for the heart is good for the brain” - being physically active is an important part of maintaining good heart and therefore brain health. Physical activity increases the “feel good” hormones, promotes restful sleep, decreases stress and increases overall physical health and functioning. We will also help you to maintain good psychological wellness and provide you with regular strategies regarding this.
Adapting the home
We aim to support you to live your life to your best potential, but we also want you to remain safe while doing so. We will help you identify potential risks in your home and will suggest simple adaptations and the use of assistive technologies to assist you in your day-to-day life.
Unfortunately, when someone is diagnosed with dementia they can become ‘invisible’. We will ensure that your voice is heard and with your permission we will speak for you if you are not heard or listened to.
Your EnlivenPlus team will work with you to ensure the people that matter to you are kept up-to-date with your progress. This can include medical, social and community support people as well as whānau/family.
Positive social connections are important for healthy brain function, reinforcing our identity, and providing a sense of belonging. Your EnlivenPlus team will support you with maintaining community connections.
Our Kitcal tablets are an important and unique part of our programme. They are a great tool in addition to our face-to-face visits. The Kitcal tablets are simplified electronic devices that keep you in touch with important people in your life, alert you to events, and even enable video calls with those in other towns or countries.
|Updated: 11 Apr 2022|
Meeting the needs of older people
|A step-by-step process
Obligation-free chat to discuss the EnlivenPlus service
We can come to you. This is not a sales pitch, we just want to make sure we are the right people for you.
This is a gentle assessment in which we try to avoid repeating previous assessments. Your Specialist Care Manager will spend time with you and your care partner to gather information that is important to you.
We work with you to jointly develop an agreed plan of how we can best support you and your care partner to achieve the goals that are important to you.
Entry to service
Should you choose to proceed with your support plan, your Specialist Care Manager will discuss entry to the subscription service.
Your base subscription includes consistent weekly support from both your Specialist Care Manager and Living Well Support. This support will be tailored to your needs based on the support plan agreed with your Specialist Care Manager. Support may change over time as we adapt to your unique needs. At the start of your subscription, you will be provided with a Kitcal tablet, which we show you how to use, as well as a leather-bound ‘This is Me’ folder.
|Updated: 11 Apr 2022|
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|Updated: 11 Apr 2022|