When dementia is diagnosed it can lead to understandable anxiety, and questions such as ‘will I need care?’ and ‘will I have to leave my home?’ are natural. Loved ones too will be concerned about what the future holds for their relationship with the person diagnosed, although there may also be feelings of relief that a diagnosis has finally been achieved.
If the time comes when a person does require care, you need to know that they are being fully supported to live the best quality of life that they can, and for the majority of people that would mean not having to leave their beloved home. Therefore, care at home would be the obvious first choice for many people living with dementia or their loved ones, and that’s why you need to know that there is a dementia specialist home care company who put our customers firmly at the centre of their own care journey. We are Helping Hands, and we have been supporting customers to live as independently as possible in their own homes since 1989, meaning that we can speak with authority about dementia and the positive effects that care in your own home can have on the condition. Our supportive and experienced team in Calne will be happy to advise you about the options available for care at home, so please get in touch today.
There is evidence that remaining in familiar surroundings for as long as possible can help people living with dementia to remain independent for longer, as confusion can be kept to a minimum. Being surrounded by items that spur an emotional connection, such as partners, pets and precious mementos can help someone living with dementia to keep hold of memories longer, because the emotional area of the brain, the amygdala, is not affected by dementia the way that other parts of the brain are. Therefore, having to leave a home that means so much and moving into residential care, while right for some people, will not be the best course of action for everyone living with dementia.
We offer care to suit the circumstances of everyone living with dementia, whether early in their journey or towards the end of life. Our carers can either come to you on a visiting care basis, where they will come to your home at re-arranged times and undertake the tasks you need doing, such as at mealtimes and when you need to get up. Alternatively, one of our carers can even live-in your home with you, providing care around the clock and constant companionship. We can assist you with personal care, medication support, mobility, accompany you to appointments and activities or anything else that can help you live a better quality of life. Our carers will follow a personalised, flexible support plan that you will have complete control over so if your needs change at any point, so can your plan.
We recruit only the most compassionate and empathetic individuals to be Helping Hands carers, to ensure that all of our customers receive the highest quality care possible within their own homes. All of our carers are highly trained dementia specialists who use their ever-developing knowledge and skills to provide their customers with a constantly evolving care experience. Helping Hands is also proud to be a part of the Dementia Action Alliance, a partnership of care and support providers across the UK whose aim is to ensure that everyone living with dementia lives the best quality of life possible. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for every aspect of our care delivery. Consequently, you can have confidence in us to deliver the best care possible for you or your loved one in their own home.
Contact us today to discover how we could be caring for you or a loved one, enabling you to stay in the home you love. Our customer care specialists are available seven days a week and will be happy to advise you on how we could put together your personalised care package. Alternatively, get in touch via the Calne website, where we can email you or call you back at your convenience.