Salus was founded by its two directors Samuel Clements and Olga Frolova, who both have been working in the care sector for a number of years and have a foundation degree in Dementia Studies. Olga and Sam are passionate about care and pride themselves on offering not only high quality care, but also help and support loved ones of families and those with dementia. Salus was established recognising that there is a need for more quality care and dementia services in the community, along with their passion to deliver these services to vulnerable people.
We have a rigorous recruitment process, ensuring staff have the necessary skills and commitment to carry out their role. Staff have an interview and competence assessment before considered for employment. Staff then have an enhanced DBS check, are supervised until they are able to carry out their job role by themselves.
Our staff team receive training required for their job role including mandatory training and additional qualifications. We encourage and develop their personal development so they can achieve more than what is expected within their role. We ensure that our staff share our vision of dementia care, which includes using a person centred approach.
We tailor a person’s care to suit their needs and requirements, ensuring that family and those close to the person are included and supported. Our service will help the person with dementia to have and sustain meaningful social relationships. Will develop trust with the person by showing a sincere interest in the social relationships and activities that he or she enjoys.
It is very important that people living with dementia are treated with respect. When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining , they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them – including their carers, health and social care providers, friends and family need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth. To support and prove the efficacy of communication between the person with dementia and the family we are organizing as much help and support as we can.
People with dementia and their family can easily became isolated as dementia progresses. Some old friends can loose touch over time but when someone’s life is affected by dementia this can happen simply because people do not know how to communicate.