The symptoms of dementia go far beyond memory loss. Those living with conditions such as Alzheimer’s can have challenges with concentration and mood changes, as well as have difficulty with everyday tasks. This is where dementia care from Helping Hands comes in; we can send a qualified and experienced carer who can offer exactly what support is needed, when it’s needed.
Many of our customers have loved ones with dementia, and though they do their best they can’t always be there. Home care in Croydon is a way to make sure that your loved one is being well looked after in your absence. Our carers understand how important it is to offer support, reassurance and a sense of continuity in the comfort of your own home. We work hard to slot in around all the familiar routines and habits, so that your loved one can carry on living the life they want to live.
While it is an option to move to a residential care facility for dementia care, we find that care delivered at home has far more advantages. The nature of dementia can mean that moving away from home is distressing and disorienting, and care services are often delivered by a handful of different and unfamiliar people. A dedicated home carer, however, works directly with you, and you can rest assured that you are always receiving their full and undivided attention. Dementia care delivered at home means your loved one is safe and comfortable, and you have one less thing to worry about.
Helping Hands can provide care services on a range of different plans. Primarily we offer either live-in care or visiting care, where we make care calls on a schedule that suits you. We can also arrange nurse-supported care especially if there are other health concerns or things like mobility issues. Our carers are fully trained to make sure your loved one is taking their medications at the right time or having a nutritious home cooked meal every evening.
Dementia is a condition that expresses itself in many different ways, and no two people will have the same experience. At Helping Hands our philosophy is to do what we can to accommodate your unique needs and challenges, whatever your situation is. The condition is progressive, and can be rather unpredictable, so dementia care needs can and do change with time, or even over the course of a single day. Our carers are specially trained to offer the support your loved one needs, whether they are available round-the-clock or overnight, or simply visit a few times during the week to check in on everything.
The care you receive from Helping Hands depends entirely on you. Our carers are all very different people, and we match them closely with each and every customer so that they can form a genuine connection. We are happy to do whatever it takes to make our day a little easier, whether that’s helping you with personal grooming tasks like washing and dressing, sorting out the housework, seeing to some errands, arranging things like pet care or watering the plants, assisting with mobility around the home or simply being some friendly company now and then.
When it comes to the safety and wellbeing of your family, excellent care is simply non-negotiable. Though there are many good home care services in and around Croydon today, we like to think that Helping Hands is in a league of its own. We’re CQC certified and monitored, and have been leaders in the industry for more than 30 years. We are also proud to say that our commitment to excellent home care has been recognised, and we are now the only home care provider to have ever been given the award of Centre of Excellence. We like to believe that this comes down to our carers, who we know are some of the most compassionate and hardest working in the industry today. Though other care providers might hire agency staff, we directly employ our carers, and ensure they undergo regular professional development.
We know that seeking out professional home care for a loved one can be a daunting task, and not something to rush. That’s why we’re here to answer any questions you have. Please do get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss what Helping Hands can do for you.