There are currently around 50 million people with dementia worldwide and roughly 10 million new cases are diagnosed each year. With this in mind, it is extremely likely that we will all be affected by the condition at some point in our lives, either directly or through having a loved one diagnosed with dementia. While it’s true that there is no cure for the condition, a lot can be done to manage the symptoms and support those living with dementia. Fortunately, many people diagnosed with dementia continue to live independent, happy and fulfilled lives.
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care providers, our Cirencester care team is fully committed to providing the best possible care. All of our carers complete ongoing training sessions to expand their skills and ensure that their knowledge is up to date. We place a special importance on dementia care, which is why all of our carers are trained to understand dementia and what it’s like to live with and care for someone with the condition. Every Helping Hands carer is committed to helping people with dementia live on their terms and enjoy the lifestyle that they want.
However, the training doesn’t stop there. We provide the highest standards of dementia care as a result of our Helping Hands Dementia Champion programme. This fully-regulated programme provides some of our carers with extra intensive training and assessments on dementia care.
A change of environment can be highly stressful for someone with dementia. This is why at Helping Hands, we believe that your loved one can get the proper support they require at home, surrounded by their familiar comforts. Dementia home care has become an extremely popular alternative to residential care as it allows people with dementia to take control of their lifestyle. Your loved one can choose to stay in the place they feel most comfortable, without needing to go through the stress and upheaval of moving into a residential care home.
The symptoms of dementia vary greatly from person to person and some people with dementia don’t require any professional care. That being said, most people require some level of support as the condition advances and the symptoms become more noticeable. Caring for the needs of someone with dementia can be extremely difficult without the right level of training and experience. Enlisting the help of a professional carer will mean that your loved one can continue to carry out their daily routine independently and safely.
With over 30 years of industry experience in supporting people living with dementia, we understand that everyone’s situation is different. The symptoms of dementia can vary greatly and change rapidly as the condition progresses. We have many different home care packages available that can all be tailored to your loved one.
A dedicated carer can visit your loved one once or twice a week to help with chores around the house and social interaction. Or, we can arrange for a specialist carer to move into your loved one’s home and provide continuous live-in care. This will give you reassurance that your loved one is safe 24/7 and has a dedicated carer on hand to provide support whenever it is needed. Your home support plan will be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that your loved one is receiving the best possible care at all times.
As a family-run company, we understand that choosing the right way to care for a loved one with dementia can be extremely difficult. We are here to help in any way we can and to support you and your family every step of the way. If you would like to discuss how our specialist carers could help, then give our team a call. We are open seven days a week and one of our friendly advisors would be happy to go through the different care options that could work for you and your loved one.