Dementia can manifest in different ways, but the most common symptom that will make loved ones seek a diagnosis is because their family member is exhibiting confusion and forgetfulness. There are over 100 types of dementia, although the most common forms are Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy Bodies, but even if two people are living with the same form of dementia their experiences can be completely different. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to dementia, and you need to know that if your loved one eventually needs dementia care at home there is a company who will always respect them as an individual and put them at the centre of their care journey. That home care company is Helping Hands. Established in 1989, we have supported thousands of people to remain in the place they love most, their beloved home, and if you would like to do the same then our friendly team in Cheadle are the people to talk to.
Staying at home surrounded by familiar people, objects and pets can have a positive impact on someone living with dementia, as it can help to minimise anxiety and confusion. This is because a person can become agitated if they are bombarded with loud noise, unfamiliar sounds or voices and they have no control over their environment. It can be difficult to have a truly personalised care experience in a residential home, due to the ratio of carers to customers and the rigid routines that have to be followed, however if you have care at home you are in complete control of everything that occurs. You decide what time you get up, eat your meals and every other aspect of your life because your carers will be following a personalised support plan devised by you, your decision makers and the management team in Cheadle. Consequently, you retain control over your environment and routines and crucially, you receive one-to-one support.
Dementia care at home with Helping Hands takes two forms: visiting care and live-in care. Visiting care consists of pre-arranged calls where your carer will undertake your routine in a set amount of time, often in hour blocks. Live-in care however means the carer will live in your home with you; available around the clock to give you a constant level of companionship and care. Regardless of the type of support you choose, you will always get Helping Hands’ high standards of care, delivered by the most empathetic and compassionate carers in the industry. They will be able to undertake a whole range of tasks for you including mobility support, medication, meal preparation, housework, personal care and much more. Perhaps you have an active social life and would like your carer to accompany you to activities and appointments? No problem: they’ll take you where you need to go and maybe you’ll even enjoy coffee and cake afterwards!
Helping Hands has over 30 years of experience supporting people living with dementia, so put yourself or a loved one in our caring hands and be reassured that you’re being looked after by the experts. All of our carers go through a rigorous training programme when they join us and continue to develop their skills throughout their career, so you can be sure that you’re being cared for by some of the best and most knowledgeable in the industry. Helping Hands is also a part 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. Additionally, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, who have consistently rated us ‘Good’ for our care delivery, a rating also awarded to our Cheadle branch.
Contact our Cheadle care team today to discover how we could be supporting you or a loved one living with dementia to live your best life in your own home. Our customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you on your care options.