Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses over 100 different types of the condition, so there really is no ‘one size fits all’ way of caring for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Pick’s disease or any of the types. Fortunately, if you’re looking for individualised homecare from a company with over 30 years’ experience, you’ve found Helping Hands. Established in 1989, we are dementia care specialists and will be able to expertly care for you or your loved one living with dementia. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia will naturally be upsetting for the person and their loved ones, however it can also offer some relief from the anxiety of why they have been experiencing symptoms and perhaps behaving in a certain way.
As dementia progresses it will often be necessary to look into care support of some kind but the prospect of having to leave their beloved home and move into residential care can be deeply upsetting and confusing, on top of the existing confusion that the condition itself can cause. Thankfully, with home care Bromley, you or your loved one can receive expert care whilst staying in the home that means so much.
Homecare is a positive solution for a person living with dementia because it ensures that the environment can be personalised so much more easily than it could be in a residential home. For instance, certain furniture, photographs, even sounds and smells can be comforting and reassuring to someone living with dementia, whereas a noisier environment with lots of people they don’t know coming into view can heighten levels of anxiety and confusion. Home care Bromley means you can have one-on-one care with the same person or small team of people coming into your home, meaning less disruption and unfamiliarity and therefore a better quality of life.
Homecare form the Bromley branch takes two forms; visiting care, where your carer comes at pre-arranged times of the day and delivers the care you need, and live-in care, where you have a carer living in your home with you. Both forms have advantages; perhaps you only need help during mealtimes or to get out of bed so you only need a call once or twice a day, or perhaps you crave the companionship of someone being there around the clock? Regardless of the type of care you prefer, both will be led by a flexible support plan that ensures everything you need doing for you is completed. The advantage of this is that if your needs change, so does the plan, seamlessly and without delay.
Whether you select visiting or live-in care, you will still receive the same levels of expert support from our compassionate and empathetic carers. Your personalised support plan will be continually updated and amended to your preferences to ensure that your routines are respected, and your independence promoted at all times.
All of our carers are dementia experts, applying knowledge and experience into their customers’ care, and continuing their development throughout their career. This ensures that your local branch team will be at the forefront of industry developments and can then apply this into the care you receive. Helping Hands is also part of the Dementia Action Alliance, where care and support organisations come together to ensure that people living with dementia have the best quality of life, as well as being fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This demonstrates our commitment to industry guidelines and recommendations and we’re proud to say that we have consistently been rated ‘Good’ for our care provision, as has our Bromley branch.
Call us today to discover how we could be supporting you or your loved ones living with dementia. Our friendly customer care specialists are available to take your call seven days a week, or alternatively, contact us via our website and we will call you back at your convenience.