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Dementia Care in Epsom

Epsom dementia support from Helping Hands

When dementia is diagnosed it can be a time of great concern for the person and their loved ones, leading to inevitable questions about future care and whether they will be able to stay in their home. Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive symptoms and conditions that affect the brain and memory, the most common of which are Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia, and a diagnosis will often be sought when a loved one displays signs of forgetfulness, confusion and changes in behaviour.

While care may not be desired or needed in the early stages of dementia, perhaps due to a partner or family taking an active role in the person’s care, as the journey progresses it may be necessary to seek professional support to ensure that the person’s needs are fully taken care of. Trying to wade through the mire of dementia care options that are available can be stressful and time-consuming in what are already difficult times, especially when it comes to deciding whether home or residential care is the answer. Therefore, why not come straight to a home care company who has over 30 years’ experience caring for people living with dementia in their own homes? Helping Hands was established in 1989 and since then we’ve cared for thousands of people living with dementia, so if you’d like to discuss more about your home care options, talk to our friendly Epsom team today.

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Why dementia home care is a good option

Remaining in your own home to be cared for can be a particularly positive option for people living with dementia, as the familiar environment and people, pets and possessions that mean the world to you can help to reduce anxiety and confusion. Listening to a favourite piece of music or familiar television programme can all help to reduce anxiety, as can spending time in a beloved garden or hobby shed. Familiarity can make such a difference, which will in turn help to reduce confusion and lower the likelihood of agitation.


Dementia care services tailored to you

When you decide that care is necessary you need to know that you will be treated as an individual and not be subject to a ‘one size fits all’ care package. This is where Helping Hands Home Care Services excel, as we personalise your care experience and tailor your flexible support plan totally to your needs and preferences. We offer two types of care so that you can build your provision around your routines and ensure you still get to live your life the way you want to. Visiting care means you will have a carer come at pre-arranged times of the day or night and undertake your care in a set period of time; they will then leave and do the same for another customer. Live-in care means that you will have a carer living in your home with you and therefore have someone with you around the clock. This can be an especially reassuring option for family members who may be some distance away and can be beneficial if you enjoy companionship throughout the day. Regardless of the type of care you choose, your carer can undertake a range of tasks for you, from personal care to housework, mobility support to medication. With Helping Hands caring for you, you will always have the benefit of our compassionate and expertly trained carers who will be a welcome addition to your life.


Qualified dementia carers in Epsom

Our carers are all rigorously trained when they join us, including expert dementia training that has seen us named a dementia specialist company. Only the best get to become Helping Hands carers; we select the most compassionate and empathetic people who have a real passion for people to ensure that our customers always receive the highest quality care possible. We are proud to be 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. Additionally, we are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, which demonstrates our commitment to exceeding our own high standards and which has seen us be consistently rated ‘Good’ for our care provision.


Contact us for dementia support

Call us today to discover more about how we could be supporting you or your loved one on their care journey. Our friendly customer care specialists are available seven days a week to take your call, or alternatively, contact us via our website.

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