Being diagnosed with dementia can be an uncertain time for both the person diagnosed and their loved ones, and may come after a person has been noticeably forgetting things or struggling with everyday tasks. In some circumstances, diagnosis may feel like a relief after a long period of uncertainty, however, when the practicalities of care need to be faced, you want to know that an experienced dementia provider will be there to support you. Our dedicated home care in Birmingham team will be able to advise and support you with every stage of your, or your loved one’s dementia journey.
Dementia care is a positive alternative to residential care for someone living with dementia because it will keep them in their own home, surrounded by comforting and familiar objects, which can be a great help to someone whose memory isn’t as strong as it once was. This can be important for ensuring the person has the best quality of life possible before and after diagnosis, reducing anxiety and encouraging recall. Receiving professional care at home also reduces the strain on family members and allows you to continue the relationship you’ve always had with loved ones.
Dementia is an individualised condition, and the care your loved one receives should be individual too. Every person living with dementia deserves to be defined by what they and their family still want from life, not by dementia. After all, the person is still there, even though dementia may sometimes make it difficult to recognise that. There are over a hundred different types of dementia, so no two people’s journeys are going to be the same, and it’s clear that when planning care for a loved one, you need a care company who puts the person at the centre of their own care journey. Helping Hands can offer visiting care, perhaps for someone who is in the early stages of diagnosis, right up to full time live-in care in Birmingham if changes in condition demand it.
Helping Hands Birmingham is accredited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is part of an award-winning company that has been delivering the highest standards of care for over 30 years. With over 850,000 people diagnosed with some form of dementia in the UK, it’s more important than ever that we are able to provide the right type of care to our current and future customers, which is why we ensure that every single one of our care workers receive dementia training when they start working for us, and regular refresher courses throughout their development journey.
If your family has just received a diagnosis of dementia or you want to ensure that your loved one can remain living in their home but need extra support to do so, get in touch with us today by calling our customer care specialist team. They’re available seven days a week and will be able to get to know you and your situation. They will also be able to book a home visit with one of our friendly Birmingham team.