Dementia care symptoms can vary significantly from person to person, and the condition is progressive, which means that people will often show different behavioural and physical changes depending on the stage of their condition. We tailor every dementia care package to each individual to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care that they need.
Dementia is a widespread health condition that affects around 850,000 people in the UK. The condition can have a serious impact on a person’s daily life, and it can be extremely distressing to have a loved one diagnosed with the illness. Sadly, there is no known cure for dementia, although lots can be done to improve the quality of life of those with the condition. We have spent the last 30-plus years supporting people with dementia and helping them to live the life they want to lead in the place they feel most comfortable – their home.
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care providers, our home care Doncaster team has over 30 years of experience supporting people with dementia. All of our carers complete award-winning training that is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This means you can rest assured that your loved one will receive the highest standards of dementia care available.
Every one of our home care Doncaster team at Helping Hands is taught to understand dementia and what it’s like to live with the condition. Many of our carers also go on to complete further training modules to enhance their skills and knowledge of dementia care. Our carers are passionate about quality home care and are committed to helping people with dementia take back control and live on their terms.
A change of scenery can be extremely stressful for someone with dementia. Because of this, many families are now choosing to care for their loved one at home rather than moving them into a residential nursing facility. A reliable carer can visit your loved one at home and assist with their daily tasks and routine. This may include housework, preparing meals, assisting with personal care, administering medication, or driving to and from appointments. Having home support means that your loved one has the option to stay in the place they feel most comfortable, without having to experience the upheaval of moving into a residential nursing home.
Every Helping Hands carer also completes training on how to support people with dementia emotionally. A carer will be carefully matched to your loved one based on their interests and preferences. This helps to ensure that they feel comfortable and find it easy to build a strong rapport. Having regular companionship can be extremely beneficial for a person with dementia. Many of our carers build long and meaningful relationships with the person they are caring for.
Our experience means that we understand that dementia affects everyone differently. We are also aware that the symptoms can evolve and change suddenly. This is why we will take the time to get to know your loved one and fit in with their patterns and routines. We will create a completely unique dementia care plan that has been tailored to your loved one’s needs. This will be continuously reviewed and updated to ensure that your loved one receives the best support at all times.
Our home care services are completely flexible and range from just 30 minutes a week to full-time live-in support. We can arrange for a professional carer to visit your loved one first thing in the morning to assist with their morning routine. Alternatively, one of our dedicated carers can move into your loved one’s home and provide them with continuous home support. Whatever level of care your loved one requires, you can have confidence that our specialist dementia carers will be available to provide support whenever it is needed.
As a family-run company, we understand that deciding how to support a loved one with dementia can be extremely challenging. We are here to help you every step of the way by ensuring that your loved one gets the support they need to continue living the life they want. Home care services give people with dementia the freedom to remain living independently in their homes and communities. We are making a real difference in Doncaster – and all across the UK – by helping people live on their terms, despite the challenges of dementia.
If you would like to discuss how our dementia carers can help, then give our specialist team a call – we are here to answer your questions seven days a week. You can also pop into your local branch to meet the team and have a chat about our dementia care services.