Dementia can manifest in different ways, but often a family would seek a diagnosis after noticing a loved one is struggling with remembering key information about people, places or daily life in general. While this can also naturally be a part of getting older, it’s important that if those around them are becoming concerned, medical advice is sought. If a diagnosis of dementia is then obtained, it can be an anxious time for family members, as well as the person diagnosed, and thoughts can naturally turn towards eventual care needs. Helping Hands have been supporting people living with dementia to remain comfortably at home for over 30 years and our friendly and helpful team in Chipping Sodbury can guide and support you through the care planning process and discuss your options with you.
Staying in your own home after a diagnosis of dementia can be hugely beneficial, as being in a familiar and much-loved place will help to reduce levels of confusion, as well as the necessity of having to get used to somewhere new. Being somewhere that smells and sounds different with lots of people coming and going can increase already heightened levels of anxiety for someone living with dementia, however being in the familiarity of home can help to reduce agitation. This is especially the case if there are other loved ones or pets in the house, as being removed from them will naturally cause an increase in distress and separation anxiety. Because Helping Hands has been supporting people to remain living in their own homes since 1989, we really are the dementia specialists and have helped thousands of people to receive essential care in the place they love most and never want to leave. Our team in Chipping Sodbury are all highly knowledgeable in dementia care and our carers are among the most compassionate and empathetic in the industry.
Helping Hands can provide visiting care from a few hours a week, right up to full-time, live-in care and your carer will work from a personalised support plan which will be fully tailored to the customer’s individual needs. Whether it’s companionship for a few hours a week, or support with light housework, meal preparation, personal care, medication or any other tasks, it will all be undertaken in a professional and compassionate manner. If the time ever came that you needed higher-level, clinical support we can offer that too, thanks to our team of regional clinical nurses, so with Helping Hands you really can have every aspect of your care covered.
Helping Hands are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales so you can be confident that we really do work to the highest standards of care delivery. Chipping Sodbury branch were rated ‘Good’ at their most recent inspection which also demonstrates our standards of excellence at a local level too. All of our home carers are rigorously trained when they join us, and we offer continuing professional development to any of our employees who wish to pursue further knowledge. Our carers learn the best ways of supporting someone living with dementia which builds on their existing knowledge and they can then apply to the everyday care they deliver to their customers. Helping Hands is also a member 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.
We have a dedicated team of customer care specialists who are available seven days a week to advise you of your care options. You can also request a call back or email from our informative Chipping Sodbury website and we look forward to hearing from you.