Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with some form of dementia, and with this number ever increasing, it’s important to understand all of the options available for you and your loved one should you require extra support. With home care in Barnet, we can ensure that your loved one has the right level of care that is tailored to them and their preferences. That way, you can all rest assured that they are getting the very best care where they feel most safe and comfortable: in their own home.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a variety of different diseases that can cause dementia symptoms, such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and Pick’s disease. As dementia specialists, we understand the differences between each condition and also each of our customers, which allows us to create bespoke care plans that take into account your care needs, routines but also how you like things done.
As with any degenerative condition, dementia sadly means that your symptoms will eventually progress and you will need additional support during the latter stages with elements of personal care, taking prescribed medication, mobilising safely around your home and ensuring your emotional wellbeing is looked after too. Dementia home care Barnet is fully flexible and adaptable around you, so that you can increase the level of care you receive at any time.
Our dementia home care Barnet service may just begin with a little extra support with the housework twice a week from an hourly visiting carer, who will pop in and tidy up, make you some lunch and sit down to have a chat with you. As time goes by, you and your family may notice that your symptoms are becoming more pronounced and you may start to forget how to do simple tasks. Our carers can visit more regularly throughout the day to make sure you have everything you need and perhaps accompany you to the local shops to collect your groceries.
For more complex dementia care, we can also provide live-in care specifically for someone who is living with dementia. This means that a carer will live with them in their home and be on hand to provide assistance whenever they require. The benefit of live-in care is that they can receive 24-hour support but without having to move into a nursing home, whilst building up a rapport with their regular carer who will get to know them and their routines.
To ensure we provide the latest and safest dementia care to our customer across Barnet, we ensure that every single one of our carers has specific dementia training. This covers different types of dementia, the mental and sensory affects of dementia, the seven stages of dementia and how to communicate with someone who is living with dementia.
Furthermore, we are members of the Dementia Action Alliance, who work with different organisations to ensure they are following the most up to date dementia care practices, as well as providing care in a dignified and respectful manner.
Our Barnet branch is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the governing body for health care in England. They make sure we are ultimately do what we are say we’re going to do, as well as monitoring our care service for safety, efficacy and responsiveness.
If a loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia and you’d like to discuss possible care solutions for them, or if they are in the more advanced stages of dementia and need immediate support at home, call our friendly customer care specialists. They will talk through the different options available to you and are able to arrange a home visit from Sophie and the team.