Dementia is a progressive, life-limiting ‘umbrella’ condition that has over 100 different types. The most well-known is Alzheimer’s, but Vascular, and to a lesser extent Lewy Body and Frontotemporal, are also relatively common forms of dementia. Each type will have symptoms in common but are still individual, and every person diagnosed will have an individual experience living with dementia. Receiving a diagnosis will end months of uncertainty but will also lead to other questions, some about care and what may be needed. While care isn’t usually necessary at the very start of a person’s dementia journey, it is important to discuss it and make sure their wishes are known for the future, and our friendly Bedford care team will be able to guide you through every aspect of your care choices.
Dementia can leave you with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and confusion during your everyday life, which is why receiving any care you need at home is a good idea. Remaining in familiar surroundings when you’re living with dementia can help you to remain calmer, as those surroundings represent everything in your life that means safety and comfort for you, whether that’s your beloved family, pets or possessions. This can help to manage your symptoms on a daily basis in some cases and can help you to live your best life in the home you love. Whether it’s a favourite view from your window or seeing your grandchildren playing in the garden you planted, you deserve to remain in the place that you love best.
Dementia care can take many forms but for Helping Hands, we’ve always focussed on promoting your independence and preserving your dignity while ensuring you remain in the home you love. We tailor your package of care to your exact requirements, making sure that you have support with every daily task such as your personal care, medication, mobility, meal preparation, housework, laundry, and accessing the local community. You’ll have a personalised support plan that will detail exactly how you want to be cared for and that will contain all the information your carers will need to ensure your care progresses exactly as you want. We can offer visiting care – where your carers come to you on a daily basis or however often you need them, at prearranged durations and times of the day, whereas our live-in care will see you having a carer reside in your home with you. This will mean you receive around the clock care and companionship, giving reassurance to both you and your loved ones who may live some distance away.
Our carers are the real heart of Helping Hands, which is unsurprising when you consider how much they do for our customers on a daily basis. They go above and beyond to support everyone of our customers and are knowledgeable about dementia and how best to care for people living with it. This is because we train our carers well when they join us and also ensure they get the chance to enhance their skills regularly, meaning many of our carers are dementia experts in themselves. Our carers are chosen to work for us because they have high levels of natural compassion and kindness and selected locally by our dedicated local care teams. We’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning that our consistently high standards of care will never be in question, and we’ll always ensure you live your best life possible at home.
To learn more about dementia care in Bedford, call our customer care advisors seven days a week to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.