Dalriada Homecare

Dalriada Homecare and the Dementia Interpreter

Dalriada began in 1990 as a small residential home in Bo'ness. We now offer Care at Home and Housing Support to adults within the Bo'ness community and surrounding areas. Our office is based in South Street, Bo'ness and is accessible to everyone. 

We aim to provide our Service Users with a comprehensive care service of the highest quality within their own home environment. 

We strive to offer a flexible, efficient and professional service, which is tailored to meet each persons individual needs. Our care plans are created with full input from our Service Users and any other relevant person they wish to be involved. They are person-centred and outcome focussed to ensure that each individual receives the support they want.

Our core Values are Compassion, Respect, Trust, Accountability and Continuous Learning.

We provide a range of support services, including but not limited to; personal care, housework, assistance with shopping and bill paying, medication prompts, preparing and serving meals, attending clubs, appointments and social activities.

Dalriada Homecare's new Training and Recruitment Coordinator, Pamela, has undertaken the Train the Trainer Course, and in the very near future we’ll be rolling this training out to the rest of our staff team. We are so impressed with the response from this training so far, it will become part of our mandatory training for all staff going forward.

Our long term goal is to offer this training to family and friends of people living with dementia in our local community. Here is what Pamela had to say: 

“I think this is a great way to learn about dementia as it had good practical aspects. The course is very useful and teaches that not everything is 'black and white'. How a behaviour looks to us may mean something else to someone living with dementia, and this behaviour is their way of communicating it. It has highlighted many ways of non-verbal communication.
I think the dementia dictionary will be of great benefit to staff and anyone else who knows someone with dementia. It’s a place where we can look at behaviours and brainstorm to help understand.”


Last month a few of our staff had the pleasure of undertaking Dementia Interpreter Training with the lovely team from Training2Care.

Here are some of the comments I received after asking them how they found it…


““The course was very informative and I enjoyed the interactive side of it. Being involved in putting on the equipment and experiencing things from a service users perspective was valuable. I remember and learn better by doing, rather than just listening. I really enjoyed it!
The Dementia Dictionary app will be very a useful resource when there is something we are not entirely sure about””
““The course was fantastic. Gave you real insight into how someone living with dementia might experience things, and how scared and isolated they can feel. Best course I have ever done!””
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