Admiral Nurses are mental health nurses specialising in dementia care.
The service is open to beneficiaries of the Royal British Legion (see referral information below) and aims to help family carers gain the necessary skills, to assist with care for people with dementia, and promote positive approaches in living well with dementia and improving quality of life.
How can the Admiral Nursing Service help?
- Skilled person-centred assessments of the needs of carers, families and individuals with dementia
- Psychological support to help understand and deal with feelings and emotions
- Relevant information that can easily be understood
- Helping carers to develop and improve skills in care giving
- Guidance on eligibility for other Legion support and services
- Referral to treatment and support services
- Helping carers to be able to express their views on the services they receive from providers of care and those who have a duty of care
- Clear guidance about how appropriate services and sources of support can be accessed in your local area
- Liaison with other professionals and organisations to ensure that families obtain co-ordinated support
- Therapeutic, educational and social support carer groups
- Practical advice
The service covers the whole of Hampshire. However, see the website for contact details for the Southampton Central and Isle of Wight services.
To qualify for this service the carer or person with dementia would need to have served in the UK Armed Forces for at least seven days as a Regular or Reservist. Professionals can refer a client using the referral form in "related files"