Who We Care For
Our Senior Management Team at CareMax are experienced in caring for vulnerable children and adults and our aim is, with the support of a qualified and experience team and involving multiple agencies, to support the following groups of people.
Children and Adults
CareMax provides care services to Children and Adults who may have a temporary or long term condition acquired from birth or at later stage in life.
We at CareMax care because we know that people can become socially isolated for a variety of reasons such as getting older, weaker, no longer being the pivot of their family, leaving the workplace, disability or illness, and the deaths of spouses, family and friends. We will ensure that older people are recognised for their invaluable contribution in their community, and everyone is given the respect they are entitle to, and deserve.
People with Dementia
We know how difficult it is when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia. The gradual loss of memory, failing to recognise people closest to you, loss of language and having difficulties with planning your routines. The stigma attached to Dementia is often disregarded thus leading to failure to diagnose early, consequently leaving the condition to worsen before help is received. It is often believe that it cannot be treated, but although effort is being done to find a cure. We at CareMax are positive that with the right care and support, from the right people can make a difference and help people with dementia lead longer independent, dignified and fulfilling lives. This is why our skilled team are trained in dementia helping to create a better life for those with dementia and their families.
People with Learning Disabilities
Caring for someone with learning disabilities is a twenty-four hour task that often goes unnoticed. Learning disabilities affect every person differently and can range from mild to severe. It is not uncommon for people to have more than one learning disability and many of whom have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) that faces parents with many challenges. Many believe that people with learning disabilities are lazy and are incapable to learn anything, which is further from the truth. The fact is with appropriate assessment and planned activities, they can be helped to channel their energy in a positive and meaningful way. By learning new skills they are able to take an active part in their community, where they can be treated like ordinary citizens with respect and dignity. This way they are able to remain longer in the privacy of their own home where they can enjoy an independent and dignified lifestyle with their family.
People with Mental Health
Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. Many people who live with a mental health problems or are developing one, try to keep their feelings hidden because they are afraid of other people’s reactions, and many people feel troubled without having a diagnosed, or diagnosable, mental health problem, although that does not mean they are not struggling to cope with daily life.
We at CareMax are confident that the majority of people who experience mental health problems can get over them or learn to live with them, with the right support.
A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person’s lifetime. People with physical disabilities have an impairment which have substantial and long term effects on their ability to carry our day-to-day activities.
CareMax recognises that someone with a moderate physical disability would have mobility problems, e.g. unable to manage stairs, and need aids or assistance to walk, whereas someone with a severe physical disability may have some partial or total loss of ability, leaving them unable to do many simple tasks. This could mean they are partially or totally dependent on a carer for mobility and some, or all activities of daily living.
People with Sensory Impairment
At Caremax we understand how people with dual sensory impairment can have their everyday life affected and affect their physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing.
This is the combination of both hearing and sight impairment. It may not necessarily be a total loss of both senses. Some people’s condition is less severe in both their sight and hearing impairment and is often referred to as having a dual sensory impairment or loss.
In any cases people with dual sensory impairment will have difficulties with communication, mobility and access to information. In addition it can also affect their behaviour and personality and will require specialist communication method to be introduced to the person and those around them to ensure a safe and comfortable lifestyle.
People with a disability want to have a say in their lives and choices. Here at CareMax we offer a tailored service to address disabilities in a person-centred holistic fashion. We believe in empowering people to make their own choices and work to encourage a society free from any stigma and discrimination