When you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of dementia it can be a relief in some ways to get answers for all the questions you’ve had, however, it can also make you worry about what the future is going to hold. While no one can predict how someone’s dementia journey will progress, there are certain aspects of it that may eventually necessitate having some professional care in place. This is where our dedicated home care Canterbury team come in.
Helping Hands have been providing dementia care in our customers’ homes across the whole of England and Wales for over 30 years, which is why we understand how best to support someone living with dementia, whether it’s Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy Body or a rarer type altogether. Having expert care on a local level will make all the difference to how well you can live at home, and with our compassionate carers on hand, you’ll have all the support you need.
As your dementia journey progresses and you are finding it more difficult to recall details about your everyday routine, you may find it helpful to have a carer with you at crucial times of the day, such as when you like to eat, go to bed, get up and take your medication. While you may have family supporting you from day-to-day, they’ll be juggling their busy lives with caring for you, whereas if you have a Helping Hands carer, your family members can just focus on spending quality time with you. It’ll also benefit you to stay at home in familiar surroundings when you’re living with dementia, as your confusion and anxiety may be reduced because you know you’re safe in a place that means the world to you.
Our dementia care services can be delivered on either a visiting care or live-in basis, meaning you get the care you need at home throughout the day and overnight, if you require. Our amazing visiting carers will come to your home as often or infrequently as you require them, to support your personal care, medication, meal preparation, housework and so much more. They can also support you to go out and about in the community if you wish and enjoy activities you always used to. With live in care you also get the reassurance of someone being in your home with you around the clock, meaning you’re never alone and can be cared for constantly, or just have some companionship when you feel like it.
Our carers are incredible at what they do and really are the heart of Helping Hands, as without them, we couldn’t care for the thousands of people that we do every day, across the whole of England and Wales. We carefully select who comes to work for us because we want to be sure that they share our ethos for keeping our customers safe and cared for in the home they love and have natural qualities of compassion and kindness.
Although many of our carers have years of care experience, we still train everyone who joins us carefully, as that means a consistent standard of excellence will be delivered by everyone who works for us. Of course, we want to keep you safe at home too, which is why we thoroughly check our carers’ backgrounds and screen them through the DBS before they are able to visit you alone. Finally, because we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, you and your loved ones can be reassured that our high standards will never slip, and we’ll continue to deliver excellent care to you for as long as you need us.
To learn more about dementia care at home in the Canterbury area, please call our friendly customer care team. They’re available seven days a week for your convenience. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time to suit you.