You may have noticed that a loved one is struggling with previously familiar tasks or less able to recall recent events but you shouldn’t presume this is a sign of dementia, as such occurrences can be the natural effects of ageing too. But what if you or a loved one does get a diagnosis of dementia? It can be as hard for family members as the person receiving the diagnosis and naturally, questions will arise about the future and potential care provision. Helping Hands can make the care process straightforward by talking you through your home care options and letting you decide what is right for you and your family. We’ve been caring for people in their own homes since 1989 and have supported thousands of people living with many different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, vascular and Lewy Body, so you really can consider us the dementia specialists. A diagnosis of dementia may make a lot of people worry that they’ll have to leave their own home eventually and move to residential care, but this is definitely not the only possibility. Have a chat with our friendly team in Clevedon and they’ll be able to discuss your options with you.
Care at home is such a positive option for someone living with dementia, thanks to the individualised support your Helping Hands carer will provide. A person living with dementia will sometimes struggle with frequent change which is why your branch will endeavour to send the same carer whenever possible. Reducing the amount of different people that your loved one comes into contact with can often help them to feel more settled and reduce the likelihood of agitation, so having a dementia carer in your home will hopefully soon become second nature and you will view them as a welcome friend.
When a person is living with dementia it isn’t just their physical needs that must be supported, but also their emotional ones. It’s vital that they get reassurance and can be made to feel safe whenever they become upset, confused or agitated, and thanks to our carers’ superior dementia knowledge they will know what to do. All of our carers receive rigorous training that includes dementia support so that they can apply what they’ve learnt, and their prior knowledge, into better supporting their customers. Whether you decide to have visiting care calls at pre-arranged times of the day or night or around the clock, live-in care, you will receive the highest standards of support from the most compassionate and empathetic carers in the industry.
All of our carers are highly trained dementia specialists who use their ever-developing knowledge and skills to provide their customers with a constantly evolving care experience. Helping Hands is also proud to be a part 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 are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales who consistently rate us as ‘Good’ for every aspect of our care delivery. Consequently, you can have confidence in us to deliver the best care possible for you or your loved one in your own home.
Call our customer care specialists seven days a week to discover how we could be supporting you or a loved one on your dementia care journey. Alternatively, send us a message via our Clevedon website and we can call you back, or instantly chat to us for a quick response.