Dementia has a huge impact on both the individual diagnosed, and the family and loved ones of that person, but it is important to remember that plenty can be done to support those living with the condition. Many people diagnosed with dementia continue to live independent, happy, and fulfilled lives with the right support in place.
The symptoms of dementia vary greatly from person to person and can change rapidly over a short space of time. People often display a range of different physical and behavioural changes depending on what stage the condition is at. This can make caring for the needs of someone with dementia complex and difficult without the right level of training on dementia care.
A change of routine and environment can be very stressful for someone living with dementia. With a perfectly tailored care plan, your loved one can get the proper support they require at home, surrounded by their familiar comforts, instead of going through the stress and upheaval of moving into a residential home.
Familiarity and continuity are essential aspects of dementia care. Care agencies and residential homes often use agency staff which could mean your loved one could be receiving support from a different carer every day of the week. At Helpnig Hands all of our carers are directly employed, which guarantees your continuity of carer.
Your home care package will be tailored to your exact needs, and adapted as time goes on to suit your changing needs. We can provide visiting care for as little as 30 minutes a week, up to full-time live-in care for higher, or more continual needs.
People diagnosed with dementia may not require any care in the early stages, but people often require support as the condition advances. It is important that a person living with dementia is provided with the right level of care and support, so that they can continue to carry out their daily routine as safely as possible.
Dementia care includes:
We know that dementia is a challenging condition, not just for the person who is affected, but by the loved ones who surround that individual. We will provide a tailored package of care to your loved one, and stay in regular contact with you at all times to inform you of any changes we have noticed, or just to inform you on how things are going. Your wellbeing is our priority.
Being one of the UK’s leading dementia care providers means that our Aylesbury team are fully committed to providing the best possible care, and helping anyone living with the condition, live well. Here at Helping Hands, we place special importance on dementia care which is why every carer is trained to understand dementia and what it’s like to live with and care for someone with the condition.
We offer unrivalled standards of dementia care as a result of our Helping Hands Dementia Champion programme, which provides our carers with extensive fully-regulated training and on dementia care. Every Helping Hands carer also completes regular ongoing training to further improve their skills, and to ensure that their knowledge is up to date.
Established in 1989, we have supported a lot of people living with dementia, so we understand that everyone’s situation is different. The symptoms of dementia can vary greatly and change rapidly as the condition progresses. This is why we design a customised care plan that is entirely tailored to you, complete with continuity of carer. This is updated as soon as your needs change, to ensure that you are continuously receiving the best possible care.
Choosing the best option to care for a loved one with dementia can be difficult, but we are here to support you and your family through every step. If you would like to find out how our renowned dementia experts can help, then just give our friendly Aylesbury team a call today on 01296752595. We’re open 7 days a week and one of our friendly advisors would be happy to talk you through the options that could work for you.