There are a number of options to get the extra support for people who choose to live independently
• Extra care housing: this provides dementia sufferers with self-contained flats designed to meet their needs. These facilities often include shared services a scheme manager and fully trained care staff on site or on call; with 24 hours a day to provide extra care and support. This will helps to retain independence and negates the need for residential care or hospital care. An assessment from social services will determine if this is a viable option or if there is any support available with the cost.
• Sheltered Housing: this community-style living arrangement gives dementia suffers access to 24 hour support and dementia day care activities and support from other people. An assessment must be completed to see if someone reaches the criteria for sheltered accommodation.