If you or a person you love has been diagnosed with dementia, it can lead to understandable concerns about the future, such as ‘will I have to leave my beloved home and go into residential care?’ This is one of the most frequent worries that people have, but fortunately one that is completely manageable, as with Helping Hands you can have all the care you need, right there in the comfort of your own home. We’re one of the UK’s best-known home care providers, founded in 1989; and having provided care for over 44,000 customers and their families we really are the dementia specialists. Dementia is usually only diagnosed after lengthy tests on a person’s memory and general cognitive function, so by the time a diagnosis is achieved the condition can be moving forward. This can mean that the person diagnosed is struggling a little more at home and may need some support with general everyday tasks, and this is where the friendly team in Camberley can help.
Staying in familiar surroundings when you’re living with dementia can be hugely beneficial because it can reduce a person’s anxiety and confusion to see familiar things and people around them. For family members though who may not have experienced dementia before it can be overwhelming to know how best to support their loved one. Should they consider residential care? Will they get the support they need by staying at home? At Helping Hands, we believe that remaining in their own home is the best option for anyone living with dementia, simply because of the benefits it can bring. Additionally, there may be family and friends nearby or clubs and activities that have always been enjoyed, so remaining in that community may be particularly important for the person concerned. Whether its because of a precious pet or a garden that’s always been enjoyed, receiving high quality dementia care at home really does give you the best of both worlds.
Whether you have visiting care, where a carer comes to you at pre-arranged times of the day or night, or a live-in carer who is with you around the clock, they will be able to support you with every aspect of your care. Perhaps you’d appreciate some help with housework, light gardening, cooking meals, administering medication or mobility? No problem. Your compassionate Camberley carers are all dementia experts and will be able to apply their knowledge to suit your particular situation, always putting you or your loved one at the centre of their care journey. There are over 100 types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia, and no two people living with dementia are going to have the exact same experience. Consequently, your carer will work from a personalised and flexible support plan that will be tailored to your loved one’s preferences and routines, to ensure their care needs are always fully met.
Helping Hands is not an agency; we resource and employ all of our carers directly so that they have the benefit of knowing they are appreciated and valued. Our carers receive rigorous training when they join us and continue to develop their skills throughout their career, so that they can apply their knowledge to their customers’ care and always be at the forefront of industry developments. We are part of the Dementia Action Alliance which is a coming-together of care and support organisations to try to improve the quality of life of everyone living with dementia. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales and are consistently awarded ‘Good’ status for the quality of care we provide.
We have a caring and dedicated team of customer care specialists waiting to take your call seven days a week, or you can request a call back from our website. Contact us today to learn more about how we could be supporting you or your loved ones.