Signs of dementia can be varied between different people, and even change from day to day with the same person. There may be difficulties with concentration and memory, sudden mood changes, confusion and having greater difficulty with everyday tasks than before.
The physical, emotional and social symptoms of dementia can be a challenge to manage. If your loved one is living with memory loss or dementia conditions such as Alzheimer’s, you may well reach a point where you’d feel more comfortable seeking out the help of a professional dementia carer. Dementia care from Helping Hands can be delivered where your loved one feels most familiar – in their own homes. Because dementia is a progressive condition, the goal of care is to work with the person to ensure the best quality of life possible.
Depending on what you and your family need, we can arrange for one of our home care Chesterfield team members to support your loved one, whether that’s with housework, meal prep, shopping, mobility around the home, personal grooming, or simply to offer a friendly and reassuring presence.
Dementia care has a range of important benefits, not just for the person we look after, but for informal carers and other family members. As the condition progresses, you might find yourself feeling more concerned about your loved one’s safety when you’re not present. With a fully trained and experienced carer looking after them, however, you can rest assured that they are always in good hands and being cared for, whatever their unique needs.
Having a carer present means there is one less thing on your plate to worry about. Our carers are big-hearted, compassionate people who have both the compassion and the expertise needed to respond to any needs as they emerge day to day. We understand the value of flexibility when it comes to working with dementia. Our goal is always to slot in around the schedules and routines already in place, so that your loved one feels familiar and comfortable, while we’re at hand should they need us.
At Helping Hands, our specialty is to adapt care to each and every one of our customers. No two people will have the same care needs, and your loved one is likely to have changing challenges and requirements from one day to the next. This is why we work hard to match our carers with you, and make sure they get to know you and your family on a personal level. This way, we can work around your lifestyle and give you the support you need, as and when you need it.
We can offer either live-in or visiting care, but are also able to step in with emergency or overnight care should the situation warrant it. If you are currently providing care, you may find that all you need is occasional respite care so you can have a break now and then and recharge your batteries. But whether our carers are with you for a few days a week or are supporting you round-the-clock, we are committed to always delivering the very best in care.
Helping Hands is proud to say that in the 30+ years we’ve been in the home care industry, we’ve earned plenty of awards and accolades that speak to our commitment to quality. We are not only CQC certified, but we are also the only home services provider to be awarded the title of Centre of Excellence. We like to feel that our good reputation comes from our carers themselves. Every one of our carers is as unique as each person we care for, but what they have in common is that they all see care work as a calling, and are genuinely passionate about making a real difference in peoples lives. We hand pick our carers and make sure they undergo continual professional development, to be the best they can be. Many of them have a dedicated interest in dementia care in particular, and have plenty of experience offering this kind of specialist support.
We understand that seeking out care for someone with dementia can be daunting, as you need to feel confident that they are receiving care of the same standard that you’d give them yourself. If you have any questions about how Helping Hands can offer dementia care for your situation, please do get in touch with our Chesterfield branch. We’re always happy to walk you through your options.