Dementia is a condition that is about so much more than just memory loss. Those living with dementia may experience varied symptoms, including difficulties with concentration, physical symptoms, mood changes, and difficulty performing everyday activities. Our home care Cheltenham team are on hand to support those living with the condition. Because care is offered at home, the familiar routines and habits are kept in place while additional support is provided as and when needed.
Unlike with moving to a residential care facility, dementia care offered at home is often less disruptive and distressing. Rather than encountering a string of unfamiliar faces in a strange environment, your loved one receives undivided attention from a single carer in the comfort of their own home. Helping Hands carers work around you, so whether they are helping with housework, meal prep, shopping, mobility or personal grooming, everything will be done in the familiar way, as you like it. We can be there round-the-clock, or arrange for more occasional intermittent care on a schedule that works best for you.
Because dementia is a progressive condition, care needs can change and increase with time. Family members may not always be able to provide the full-time live in care and supervision needed. This is where dementia care comes in; our carers are there to put your mind at ease, and give you the confidence that your loved ones are safe and comfortable in your absence.
You can rest assured that there will always be someone at hand should anything happen. We are there for you if you need emergency or even overnight care, and can arrange nurse-led support when there are other health conditions involved or medications that need to be managed. Finally, dementia care can also be offered on a more intermittent basis, as respite care in the event that you are the primary carer and need some time off for yourself. We’ll take care of everything at home until you’re ready to return.
Though dementia has some recognisable symptoms, the fact is that it can be an unpredictable condition, and symptoms will never play out in quite the same way from one person to the next. This is why flexibility is so important, and why our carers are trained to be patient and adaptable. At Helping Hands, our goal is to always provide you a service that is completely personalised to you and your needs. We know that no two people are the same, and especially when it comes to dementia, no two care plans will ever be the same either.
When you first contact us, we’ll do our best to match you closely with a carer we feel will fit best with you. Dementia is about so much more than practical support, and our carers want to make a real connection, offering kind words of reassurance and plenty of good companionship, too.
We have been in the home care business for more than three decades now, and in that time we’ve won several awards, including being designated a Centre of Excellence. We are also CQC certified, so you can be confident the acre you receive is safe, effective and appropriate. We are also happy to say that we are the only home care agency in the UK who has ever been given this honour. We like to think that our strength is in our carers. Unlike many other dementia care providers in Cheltenham, we never hire agency staff but work directly with carers that we’ve personally hand-picked.
Our carers are all very different people, but they all share our passion for home care that goes above and beyond, and many of them have particular experience and expertise when it comes to serving the special needs that come with dementia. Seniors who experience confusion, memory loss and distress can feel extremely vulnerable, and that’s why we make sure that every carer we work with has that special, human touch and a sincere desire to help those who need it most.
Are you considering getting dementia home care for your loved one? Please do get in touch with our customer care team. We understand that it can be an overwhelming process, but we’re here to answer any of your questions and help you decide on a course of action that feels right for you and your family.