Dementia is an ‘umbrella’ term encompassing over 100 different types of the condition, and while the majority will manifest with a noticeable decline in memory and recall, they will also take the person diagnosed on a very individualised journey that won’t necessarily mirror anyone else’s experiences. Being diagnosed with dementia can be a worrying time for the person and their loved ones but, in some circumstances, diagnosis can also feel like a relief after a long period of uncertainty.
When practicalities need to be faced and the question of dementia care eventually comes up you want to know that a dementia specialist homecare company will be there to support you. Helping Hands has been supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes since 1989 and our dedicated home care team in Folkestone will be able to advise and support you at every stage of your dementia journey.
Home care Folkestone is a positive alternative to residential care for someone living with dementia because it will keep them in their own home, surrounded by beloved people, pets and possessions that will help them to feel more secure and comforted. This is important to help ensure the person continues to have the best quality of life possible after diagnosis, reducing anxiety and encouraging recall. Professional care at home also reduces the pressure on family members and allows you to continue the relationship you’ve always had with loved ones.
Helping Hands can offer visiting care, where your carer comes to you at pre-arranged times for a set number of hours of the day or night to undertake your care. We also offer live-in care if you would prefer to have someone living with you in your home around the clock. Your carer will be able to support you with every aspect of your daily life, including personal care, housework, mobility, medication, meal preparation, activities, accompanying you to appointments and anything else you may need. 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 still want from life, not by dementia. After all, the person is still there, even though dementia may sometimes make it difficult to know that. Even when living with the same type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s, so no two people’s journeys are ever going to be the same, and it’s clear that when planning care for a loved one you need a home care company who puts the person living with dementia at the centre of their own care journey.
Every single one of our carers receives detailed dementia carer training when they start working for us, and regular opportunities to refresh their skills throughout their career. This ensures that they are able to apply what they’ve learned into caring for their customers immediately. We only select the most compassionate and empathetic people to become Helping Hands carers and everyone is Disclosure and Barring Service screened before they start, which means you can be confident in the people who are caring for you in your own home. We are also regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales and take our responsibilities as a professional homecare provider very seriously, which is why we have been consistently rated as ‘Good’ for our care delivery. We are also a part of the Dementia Action Alliance which means 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.
If you would like to discuss homecare options for you or a loved one, call our customer care specialists today; they’re available seven days a week for your convenience. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we will call you back.