When you’ve been diagnosed with dementia, especially if you’ve been waiting some time to discover the results, it can be daunting to face a future with a life-limiting condition. There are questions that you’ll want to be answered and some aspects that no one will be able to predict. However, there’s one area that we can reassure you about and that’s if you eventually need care. Everyone’s dementia journey is different, whether you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, vascular or Lewy Body dementia, and as there are over 100 different types of diseases that can lead to dementia, we recognise that your experiences will be unique. Our dementia Farnborough care team in Farnborough will be able to guide you through the whole process of choosing the type of care most suitable for you, so when you’re ready to discuss it we’ll be here to help.
Receiving dementia care in your own home is a positive alternative to feeling you have to uproot to a care home, and by remaining in familiar surroundings, with memories of all the years you’ve spent there around you, your anxiety and confusion may be reduced. You’ll also have loved ones, plus precious pets around you whenever you want, and you won’t be subject to the restrictions that you’d have to abide by in a care home, such as numbers of visitors and strict adherence to times of day.
With Helping Hands you can have dementia care at home on either a visiting care or live-in care basis, to best suit your needs and the severity of your condition. You may be being supported by family members too, but they will have busy lives of their own to juggle, so by having care at home from us, you and your loved ones can concentrate on spending quality time together. Your carer won’t just provide all the practical care such as toileting and personal care, medication and mobility either, they can undertake memory preservation through scrapbooking, craft and other activities, and also take you out into the community that you’ve always enjoyed living in.
Because we’ve been delivering high-quality dementia care for our customers, since we were founded in 1989, we understand dementia and the type of experience you may have living with the condition. We have dementia experts working for Helping Hands in most of our locations, meaning that even when you have questions and are not sure who to ask, your local care manager will be able to answer them for you, or at least know who else to talk to. Our carers are amazing at what they do too, and we consider them to be the real heart of our business. This is because on a daily basis we hear what a difference they make to our customer’s lives, and we’ll never tire of hearing how incredible they are and the heart-warming feedback we get from our customers and their loved ones.
We train our carers well so that they’ll be able to support their customers with every aspect of their dementia journey, but we keep you safe too by ensuring we thoroughly check their backgrounds and screen them through the DBS. This is to ensure that only the sort of people who should be coming into your home from us are doing so. In addition, we are a founding member of the Homecare Association and we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales.
To discover more about your dementia care options at home, please call our friendly customer care team seven days a week – they’ll be able to answer your questions and explain how we could help. Alternatively, contact us via our website or request a call back from one of the team, at a time to suit you.