Dementia can manifest in many ways; perhaps you notice a loved-one is struggling to retain facts, or perhaps it’s names of people and places that they’re forgetting. While these symptoms can be present when dementia isn’t a contributing factor, it’s when a formal diagnosis is delivered that plans can begin to be made for a loved one’s future care.
It can be difficult to know which way to turn for the best dementia care, yet Helping Hands has been supporting people living with dementia for more than 30 years and our friendly team at Helping Hands Cambridge will be happy to discuss your options with you.
It can be overwhelming with the amount of care options on offer; should your loved one go into residential care or stay at home? What are the pros and cons of both? While residential care might be the first choice for some, at Helping Hands we believe that dementia home care is the best option for anyone living with dementia, simply because of the benefits it can bring. Staying at home can be an aide to memory by having cherished family mementoes, photographs and objects at hand, as well as familiar surroundings such as the home itself and a garden that has always been enjoyed. Added to this is often family nearby and neighbours who may be special friends and you have a calm and relaxed environment that can help to reduce anxiety for the person themselves and their loved ones.
You may be feeling swamped by all the information that comes with a dementia diagnosis but the team at Helping Hands Cambridge will help you make sense of everything you’ve been told. Contact us today for a home appointment at your convenience with a member of the friendly team.
Dementia care comes in many forms because everyone living with dementia is an individual. There are over 100 types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Pick’s disease and vascular dementia, so it makes sense that no two people living with it are going to have the same experience. That’s why Helping Hands Cambridge will spend time getting to know you and your family; matching you with a carer who knows how to care for someone with dementia and therefore ensures that they are always confident in the best ways to support your loved one. Your carer will work from a carefully produced support plan that will be tailored to your loved one’s preferences and care needs, meaning that you will never have to worry about them being expertly cared for.
From a few hours a week to 24 hour live-in care, Helping Hands Cambridge will support you and your carer to be the best support you could wish for. You can request a carer to support with housework, light gardening, cooking meals, administering medication and so much more. Perhaps there is no one to accompany the customer to appointments, go on days out or even on holiday? Your carer will be able to do all those things too. Our carers will be on hand as often as you need them but will never overstep their professional boundaries. They’re not family admittedly, but we hope you’ll soon see them as a welcome friend.
Helping Hands is a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, meaning that we voluntarily agree to work to a set of goals and action points and are committed to transforming care outcomes for people living with dementia. We are also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, where the Cambridge branch were rated ‘good’ overall for standards of care. Our carers and managers demonstrate a superior knowledge of dementia achieved through rigorous training and assessment, as well as ongoing development during their time working for Helping Hands.
Please get in touch with your local team in Cambridge to find out more about how Helping Hands can support you and your family. We also 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 or email response from our website. We even have an instant chat service if you’d prefer to talk to someone about your general enquiry. You’re never alone on your dementia journey; contact us today to learn more about how we can support you.