Derby dementia support from Helping Hands
Living with dementia can take quite a bit of getting used to, not just for the individual but for their family too. With changes to memory, the ability to recall words and maintain routines, paired with a change in mood and behaviours – there’s a lot to contend with. But with dementia home care from Helping Hands Derby, we can help you with these changes and much more.
We’ll get to know you, your preferences and needs, alongside the type of dementia you have and what you want to get out of your support plan. So, whether you’ve just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and need assistance with the housework and getting out and about, or if you’re in the later stages of vascular dementia and you need help with all elements of daily living throughout the day and night, let us take care of you with our specialist dementia carers.
Why dementia home care is a good option
Home care for someone with dementia can be extremely beneficial as it means that they can receive one-to-one support on their terms in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. There is no need to move into residential care where you will have to follow set timetables such as when and what you eat, what time you get up and go to bed and how you spend your day. Everything is tailored to you and your preferences so that you can still keep up to date with your friends, your favourite past times and even help out with making your favourite tasty treats from time to time.
Nothing beats the safety and comfort of being in your own home, surrounded by your treasured possessions, partner and pets. As advocates of home care, we believe that you should have the choice of where and when you receive care so that you can continue to live life on your terms.
Dementia care services tailored to you
We don’t have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our dementia care support packages as we realise that every individual is different in their own way. With this in mind, we take the time to get to know you and everything about your diagnosis and situation at home. We’ll find out exactly how you like things done, what makes you feel content and your personality, so that we can select carers that can support you both physically and mentally.
You may begin with a few visits throughout the week to check that you’re okay and support you with light household duties, with the regularity and length of visits slowly increasing over time. This may help with the changes in your symptoms, such as needing more support with personal care, prompts to take medication, collecting shopping and attending appointments.
Support with dementia can also be offered in the format of full-time live-in care, where a carer lives with your in your home to help you whenever you require. This may be an ideal option if you live with a partner or spouse but need assistance with complex care needs that your partner is unable to wholly fulfil and doesn’t want you to have to move into a nursing home.
Qualified dementia carers in Derby
We carefully select all of our carers based on their ability to be truly kind and compassionate people – something that cannot be taught. These innate abilities are what sets our carers apart and enable them, with specialised training, to be able to deliver the very best dementia care across Derby. Our dementia training day includes what it feels like to have dementia, understanding the different types, supporting families and specific techniques for caring for someone with dementia.
Our team in Derby are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who oversee and inspect the service for its leadership, safety, efficacy and responsiveness, ultimately ensuring the team deliver what they promise to. Not only does this mean that we are in line with the latest industry standards, but it provides extra peace of mind for the number of families that we support across Derby that the care your loved one is receiving is of the highest standard.
Contact us for dementia support
If you’d like to find out more about how we can support your or a loved one at home who has dementia, call us today. Our customer care specialists will spend time talking through your current situation and arrange a meeting for the local Derby team to come out and meet you at a time convenient to you.