At first, it may not become obvious that a loved one may be living with dementia. Little things like forgetfulness, difficulty with previously familiar tasks and reduced motor functions can sometimes be put down to the effects of ageing, and in many cases, this may be all it is. But what happens if you or a loved one do get a diagnosis of dementia? It can be just as hard for family members as the person receiving the diagnosis and one of the initial concerns is the impact it will possibly have on relationships. This is where our friendly team at Helping Hands Home Care in Coventry can help.
The reason that dementia home care is such a positive option for someone living with dementia, is thanks to the individualised training that your Helping Hands carer will provide. They will support you or your loved one with a care plan that is uniquely tailored to you and has been approved by the manager of your local branch, or one of their equally knowledgeable staff. A person living with dementia will often not react well to frequent change, which is why your branch will endeavour to send the same carer whenever possible. This will limit the amount of people that you or your loved one needs to get to know and will reduce the risk of confusion and anxiety that could come from constant changes.
Dementia care may make a lot of people worry that they’d have to leave their own homes and move to residential care, but this is definitely not the only solution. Helping Hands have been supporting people with dementia to remain living in their own homes for over 30 years and are highly experienced in specialist dementia care, whether in the early stages of diagnosis or later in an individual’s journey. Having a carer in your home, whether for a short time each day or as full-time live-in carer it can sometimes seem an uncertain concept, but before you know it, your carer will feel like an old friend and will have made a positive difference in the lives of both you and your loved ones.
Dementia care isn’t just taking care of a person’s physical needs, although this is highly important, it is also about emotional support and reassurance when a person living with dementia becomes upset, confused or anxious. This is where Helping Hands’ fully trained dementia carers really excel; each carer goes through a programme of dementia training before they care for their customers and therefore have a unique knowledge of how they can best support the person when in their home.
Helping Hands is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, and we are also accredited to run our own carer training and development, ensuring that our carers are always up to date on the latest information that can support them to better support their customer.
If you want to ensure that your loved one can remain living in their home but need extra support to do so, get in touch with us today by calling our customer care specialist team. They’re available seven days a week and will quickly get to know you and your situation. They will also be able to book a home visit with our friendly team in Coventry, meaning that there will be no delay in getting you or your loved one the support you need. We also offer live in care in Coventry.