Dementia is a term to describe a number of different conditions that affect the brain. From Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, to frontotemporal lobe and dementia with Lewy bodies – there are a variety of different types and symptoms that accompany them, which is why with dementia home care from Helping Hands Chester, we’ll create a support plan that is bespoke to you.
For someone living with dementia, things can become quite confusing and often quite unsettling at times, which is why we offer dementia care where you feel most safe and comfortable: in your own home. This enables you to adhere to your existing routines, continue living with a partner or pet but also retain your independence and sense of freedom.
When considering care options for yourself or loved ones, many automatically default to residential care or nursing homes. But choosing dementia home care means that you don’t have to leave your beloved home and deal with the stress and upheaval of moving somewhere new – you can receive person-centred, one-to-one support right where you feel most at ease.
Furthermore, your needs, hobbies and preferences are adhered to when creating your support plan, so that the care you receive is completely tailored to you. You decide what time you get up in the morning, what you have for breakfast and what you might like to do for the day – whether that’s doing some light gardening with your carer or taking a trip to the city centre to get your shopping. Whatever you prefer, we’ll be right there with you.
Dementia care often begins with weekly visits from local carers who will support you with the housework, getting to and from appointments and ensuring that you’re okay physically and mentally. As with all types of dementia, symptoms will, sadly, gradually worsen with time as an individual progress through the various stages of their condition. We ensure that our customers with dementia have flexible support plans that allow for an increase in care as their condition progresses. With this in mind, you may want to consider live-in care as another option for dementia care when your loved one needs round-the-clock support from a dedicated carer.
We ensure that our live-in carers are carefully selected to match our customers with the type of care they need, hobbies and personality too, so that your loved one can really build a strong rapport with their carer and rely on them for absolutely anything. Not only will it make them feel more at ease, but it will give their family peace of mind that they’re loved ones are getting 24-hour assistance at home.
As members of the Dementia Action Alliance and industry leaders of dementia home care, we pride ourselves on always being up to date with the latest and safest practices for dementia care. That’s why we ensure that every single one of our carers, whether they’ve just started their journey with us or have been with us for some time, receive detailed dementia training in line with the latest industry standards. They learn the sensory impacts of the condition, how to support families and loved ones, caring specifically for dementia symptoms and the seven stages of dementia.
Our Chester branch is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the governing body for health care in England. They inspect and monitor our team for the level of care they provide, how the service is led and whether we deliver care in a safe, effective and responsive way.
For more support with dementia home care and to find out further how our Chester team can help you, call us today. Our friendly customer care specialists will go through the various options with you and begin the care process by arranging a home visit from a member of the Chester team.