Dementia Care at Home
Our hourly Dementia care service helps people live well in their own homes. More than half our customers live with some form of memory difficulty, so we handpick friendly, expert carers who understand the very specific daily challenges that come with memory loss, and caring for someone with Dementia.
Above all, we’re driven by our firm belief in the benefits of Dementia care at home.
From recognising initial symptoms, to learning to live well with memory loss, we understand the huge challenges faced by those affected by Dementia their families. Choosing to use care services is a huge decision, and Helping Hands is dedicated to working closely with you to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Our years of care experience have shown that caring for those with memory loss has real benefits for everyone involved.
Helping Hands’ hourly home care service is designed to offer occasional home help for those who are finding it harder to look after themselves. This could mean visits once a week to help with letters and bills, half-hour daily sessions to help with housework, overnight care, or temporary cover for those who are already caring for a loved one.
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Caring for people with Dementia in their own homes
The realisation that somebody you love is no longer able to look after themselves without help can be difficult. It’s important for those with memory loss to be able to adjust with minimal disruption to their lives.
Our highly trained care team supports those with many forms of memory loss, so they’re able to look after themselves in the comfort of their own home.
We don’t simply offer a checklist of services. We build genuine relationships with our customers and their families and work hard to provide truly tailored care.
Many choose for us to visit in the morning or evening to help with getting up, getting ready for bed, and personal care. Some customers need help with medication, errands outside the house, or companionship.
No matter the level of care required, we ensure that the right support arrives at the right time.
Helping Hands’ Dementia Carers
We’re immensely proud of our carers. It’s their drive, commitment and selfless attitudes that have made our care service what it is today.
Our staff are handpicked for their empathy, their understanding of the condition and its effects, a caring approach, plenty of common sense and of course, trustworthiness.
Above all, they’re able to provide a regular, reliable source of support and companionship – a familiar face during a challenging time.
We train all our staff ourselves at our Centre for Excellence in Alcester, supported with in-house Dementia specialist courses. We even offer family training to share our knowledge and expertise with our customers’ loved ones.
We’ve also developed the Dementia tool kit, which contains visual aids proven to help engage and orientate those we care for.
What is Dementia
Dementia is not a disease. It is a blanket term which refers to a number of individual conditions. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of Dementia affecting over 600,000 people in the UK.
Dementia symptoms include memory loss, having trouble concentrating on tasks, periods of mental confusion, and finding verbal communication more difficult. It can also lead to depression.
There are different forms of the condition. Vascular Dementia, for example, can lead to stroke-like symptoms, whilst those with frontal temporal Dementia are more likely to have problems with language. Signs of Dementia with Lewy bodies, meanwhile, can include visual hallucinations or periods of drowsiness.
If you or somebody you know is having trouble remembering things, finding themselves becoming more easily confused, or any other of the above symptoms, it is important to consult a doctor for a diagnosis. The quicker the condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to put the right support in place.
Dementia Personality of the Year
Helping Hands dementia lead Jayne Vale was crowned the Dementia Care Personality of the Year at the 2012 National Dementia Care Awards. The Awards, held as part of the annual National Dementia Congress are already established as the leading UK Event to recognize and reward the very best people in dementia.