Dementia is an ‘umbrella’ term that encompasses over 100 types of the condition, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia. Whilst being diagnosed with any type of dementia is a very personalised experience, even when the type of dementia is the same, when thoughts start turning to care you want a home care company who can manage your needs flexibly and treat you like the individual you are, not one that employs a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Fortunately, Helping Hands have over 30 years’ experience supporting people living with dementia to remain comfortably and independently in their own homes, which can be a real positive when supporting people to feel less confused and anxious in their surroundings. By staying at home to receive care and not having to move into residential care, a person can remain surrounded by the people, pets and possessions that mean the world to them and can help them to feel less anxious and agitated by what is happening around them. If you’d like to discover more about how we could be supporting you or a loved one living with dementia, speak to our friendly team in Dulwich today.
Staying in your own home when living with dementia can be beneficial because of the emotional connection that you have to your surroundings. You may have lived in your home for many years and raised your family there, or perhaps you love your garden and don’t want to imagine not being able to sit in it every day. Whatever the reasons, dementia care from Helping Hands’ Dulwich team means that you get to stay exactly where you want to be, all while receiving the highest quality care in the comfort of your own home. Emotional connections are important for someone living with dementia as the emotional centre of the brain ‘the amygdala’ is not damaged by dementia in the same way as other parts of the brain are. Consequently, emotional attachments can be ‘felt’ by the person even if they don’t recognise someone by name or face, and connections can be made to a favourite place by the sounds or smells it generates, even when the location itself has become unfamiliar.
Having care in your own home is definitely a positive experience as it means you can remain in the place you love best while being cared for to the highest standards. Our carers can come to your home on either a visiting or a live-in basis, meaning that regardless of your care needs we can devise a flexible care package for you. Visiting care means that a carer will come to your home at pre-arranged times of the day to carry out everything that you need doing in a set period of time, whereas with live-in care you have a carer actually living in your home with you. This can be preferable for many of our customers because you have the reassurance of someone with you around the clock, which can also put the minds of family members at rest too.
Helping Hands was established in 1989 and since then we have supported thousands of people to live as independently as possible in their own homes. We only select the most compassionate and empathetic people to be our carers, meaning you can be confident that whoever comes to support you is knowledgeable, experienced and most important of all, they care. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales which demonstrates our commitment to industry guidelines and standards and we’re also a part of the Dementia Action Alliance, meaning that we voluntarily agree to work to a set of goals and action points and are committed to transforming care outcomes for people living with dementia.
Call us today to discover how we could be supporting your or a loved one’s care needs. Our customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, or alternatively, contact us via our Dulwich website, where you’ll also find an instant messaging service. We look forward to hearing from you.