Being diagnosed with dementia can be an uncertain time for both the person diagnosed and their loved ones and may come after family members or the person themselves have noticed that they’re forgetting things or struggling with everyday tasks. Eventual diagnosis can bring an element of relief in some ways as at least there are now answers, yet also inevitably brings up questions about care, such as ‘will I have to leave my beloved home’ and ‘who’s going to take care of me’?
At least we can reassure you about possible care needs because there is a dementia specialist located on Carlisle Road in Eastbourne. We at Helping Hands have been supporting people to live as independently as possible within their own homes for over 30 years and have supported thousands of customers with dementia. Over three decades, we truly have earned our reputation of being one of the UK’s foremost dementia specialist home care in Eastbourne companies and our friendly team in Eastbourne will be with you every step of the way.
Home care is a positive alternative to residential care for someone living with dementia because it will ensure they are surrounded by comforting and familiar people, pets and possessions. This can often help to reduce confusion and anxiety, thanks to the emotional connection that the brain makes and stores in the emotion centre, called the amygdala. This part of the brain is less affected by dementia than other parts are, so that emotional connection will last longer and provide comfort, long after names and faces are unfamiliar.
Dementia is an individualised condition, and the care you or your loved one receives should be individual too. Every person living with dementia deserves to be defined by what they and their family still want from life, not by dementia. After all, the person is still there, even though dementia may sometimes make it difficult to recognise that. There are over a hundred different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia, so no two journeys are ever going to be identical, even if living with the same condition. Our dementia carers will be able to support you with medication, meal preparation, mobility, personal care and much more. Additionally, if you’ve always enjoyed being social, they can accompany you wherever you’d like to go. With Helping Hands, you will receive tailored one-on-one care with the same carer or small rotation of carers, meaning that confusion can be reduced with the same few people. Regardless of your level of care needed, we offer flexible packages supported by a constantly updated support plan, meaning that your preferences and routines are always preserved. We offer visiting care, which is when a carer comes to your home at pre-arranged times of the day or night and live-in care if you would prefer to have someone living in your home with you around the clock. Irrespective of the type of care you choose, you will always be supported by compassionate and expert dementia carers.
Our carers undergo rigorous training when they join Helping Hands to ensure that they are always at the forefront of industry knowledge. This professional development continues throughout their career too as we never stop learning and want to always be developing our skills to better help our customers. With almost one million people living with some form of dementia in the UK, it’s more important than ever that we exceed even our highest standards of dementia care, which is why we are also 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. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, so you can be confident in our standards and the fact that we’re consistently awarded ‘Good’ status across the company, including our Eastbourne branch.
Call us today to discover how we could be supporting you or your loved one to live their best life with dementia. Our customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, or alternatively, contact us via the Eastbourne website.