Helping Hands has been supporting people living with dementia for over 30 years and our local branch team in Ferndown are experts in caring for people in the comfort of their own home. Dementia is an ‘umbrella’ term, encompassing over 100 variants of the disease, although Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia are amongst the most common and familiar forms. Perhaps you or a loved one decided to seek a diagnosis after you noticed a change in abilities or recall? While a diagnosis can at first be distressing for the person diagnosed and those around them, it can also be somewhat reassuring to at last have answers and to know you can start making plans. It’s natural though that questions such as ‘am I going to have to leave my home’ and ‘how will our relationship be affected’ will be on everyone’s minds, so you need to know that if care is necessary, there is a home care company who can support you fully and encourage you to live as independently as possible in your own home.
Care at home is a positive alternative to residential care for people living with dementia, because it enables them to remain in familiar surroundings, with beloved people, pets and possessions around them. This can help to promote comfort and enable you to be more relaxed, with less likelihood of agitation arising. You’re going to need a home care company who is going to promote your independence and preserve your dignity at all times and being the UK’s leading dementia care specialists, Helping Hands’ expert carers will do just that.
Our care can be either visiting or live-in; visiting means carers will come to you at prearranged times to undertake your care needs, as few times as necessary or throughout the day and night. Live-in care is exactly as it sounds; a carer lives in your home with you around the clock meaning that if you prefer to have company all day or more complex care needs, you may prefer this option. All of our carers are able to support you with everyday tasks such as housework, personal care and medication, right up to nurse-led and complex conditions, thanks to our team of regional clinical nurses who can oversee your care. The carer will follow a personalised support plan, compiled by the branch team in collaboration with you or your decision makers, and is fully flexible so changes can be made whenever necessary. Perhaps you’ve always been social, and would like that to continue? Your carer will be happy to support you to attend clubs, societies and important appointments, to enable you to live your best life possible.
Did you know that Helping Hands has supported over 45,000 families to keep their loved ones at home where they want to be? We only select the most compassionate and caring people to become Helping Hands carers which is why we can be so confident in the people that will be caring for you. Our carers all undertake a rigorous training programme when they join us and continue to refresh their skills throughout their career, meaning that they can apply their updated skills into caring for their customers. We pride ourselves on being dementia specialists and part of the Dementia Action Alliance, demonstrating our commitment to improving the lives of people living with dementia. Helping Hands is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, meaning that you can be confident in our professionalism and the highest standards of care that we promote at all times.
Call our dedicated and friendly team of customer care specialists who are available to advise you seven days a week. You can also contact us via our easy to navigate website, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know how we could be supporting you.