Being diagnosed with dementia is understandably an anxious and unsettling time, with thoughts about potential care and support being at the forefront. Loved ones will also have plenty of questions that will need answering, as they come to terms with what the future may present for the whole family. Helping Hands can help to bring some relief to the question of care and whether you will have to move into a care home, with a resounding no! If you wish to remain in your familiar and comfortable home, why move? Our visiting and live-in care is all fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, so you and your loved ones can have total confidence in us across Derbyshire.
We’ve been supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes since 1989, meaning that we are dementia care experts and understand the positive effect that remaining in your own home for care can have. If you’ve only just been diagnosed you might be managing quite well with the support of your family, but as your condition progresses you may appreciate some additional help. Getting care in place early so that you’re fully confident at home is a good idea, and means that you’ll get to know the carers who are coming to your home.
We’ll be with you for the entirety of your dementia journey, for as long as you need us. Your bespoke package of dementia care will be designed especially for you, suited to your everyday needs and requirements. If you only require a short visit at certain times of the day or week, perhaps to give your family members a break, you’ll enjoy our visiting service which can start from as little as an hour. If though you’d appreciate having someone in your home with you around the clock, perhaps because you’ve lost a precious partner and would appreciate more companionship, then live-in care may be for you. Regardless of which you choose, your personalised support plan will cover every aspect of your daily routine.
You’ll always remain in control of your own care journey at Helping Hands; we never take over – we just work alongside you and your family to ensure you live as independently as you can, for as long as possible. Remaining in the home you love can be very beneficial when living with dementia as the familiarity will bring comfort and reduce the risk of anxiety, however we can only do this thanks to our incredibly skilled carers across Derbyshire. We recruit only the very best people, preferring to do so ourselves and keep all of our recruitment and training functions in-house. This is the way we can be sure that only people who share our values and ethos join us.
If you or your loved ones would like to learn more about our dementia care services across Derbyshire you can speak to your closest branch team, the details of which you’ll find here. Alternatively, you can speak to our centralised friendly customer care team who will answer all of your questions, or speak to them online, seven days a week.