Around 850,000 in the UK are currently living with dementia and with this figure set to rise each year, it’s more important than ever that care for someone living with any number of conditions that cause dementia is of the highest quality possible. With home care from our Helping Hands team in Alcester, we can put the right support in place for you or your loved one so that they don’t have to worry about leaving the place they know and love; they can receive exceptional care from the comfort of their own home.
Not only does dementia home care provide all of you with the peace of mind you’re looking for when it comes to the care of your loved one, but it also means that they won’t have to change any of their routines or have the upheaval of moving into residential care. They get to have one-to-one care that is tailored to them which can be altered whenever necessary. With home care, there are no set meal times, bed times or activity time; your loved one can choose what they want to do and when they want to do it, allowing them to continue being as independent as possible and living life on their terms despite their diagnosis.
The nature of dementia means that it naturally progresses through different stages during time, with the latter stages meaning you are unable to do as much for yourself than you used to. Having specialist home carers that know you and exactly how you like things done will help you and your loved ones transition from one stage to another, providing additional care and assistance as and when you require.
You may begin with several hourly calls during the week from local carers, who will pop in to check that you’re okay, tidy up, make you some lunch and perhaps even accompany you out on a visit for the afternoon. Once you require more support with personal care and activities of daily living, we can then arrange for 24-hour live-in care, where a carer carefully selected for you will live with you in your home to be on hand whenever you need support. They’ll get to know you in detail and make sure that your care is delivered in a way that is meaningful to you.
All of our carers are special, and we are extremely proud of them and the way that they deliver empathetic care to all of our customers in Alcester and Warwickshire. With many of our customers living with some form of dementia, we provide mandatory dementia training for all of our new and existing carers that follows the latest and safest practices.
Additionally, we are closely monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for all of our practices, including our dementia care and training, to ensure that we adhere to a high quality service for all of our customers, that is delivered in a safe and responsive way. Furthermore, to continue our work within the field of dementia, we are affiliated with the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), a national organisation that work closely with health and care companies to promote the very best dementia care.
If your loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia or you’d like to think about more care for someone that is currently receiving support, get in touch with us today. Our friendly customer care advisors will listen to your current situation and advise on the next steps, starting with a home meeting with a member of our Alcester team.