Helping Hands have been supporting people living with dementia to live as independently as possible in their own homes for over 30 years, and this is why we’re considered dementia specialists. Dementia has an unknown quality to it that makes the person diagnosed and their loved ones anxious, and questions will inevitably be asked such as ‘will I get worse as time passes’ and ‘who will look after me?’ Another natural concern is that the person diagnosed will have to leave their home and move to residential care, but that is definitely not the case. Having supported thousands of customers living with dementia, Helping Hands really are the first choice in home care providers. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to dementia care and we pride ourselves on placing each customer at the centre of their care journey. When a person is living with dementia, whether it’s Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body or vascular, their needs are very individualised, and we always treat every one of our customers as an individual. Have a chat with our friendly Godalming home care team to learn more about how we could be supporting you to remain in the home you love.
Having dementia care at home can be hugely beneficial to a person’s physical and mental health. Firstly, it makes a positive difference to anxiety levels if you’re surrounded by familiar people, pets and possessions that let you know you’re at home in a comforting place, which will significantly improve agitation and comfort. Secondly, it is much easier to control your environment when you’re in your own home, so you can have things done and surround yourself with things exactly as you like them. Even changing what home furnishings you use can make a difference to someone living with dementia; for instance, a flowery rug may lead to the person trying to pick or water the flowers on the rug as they think they’re real, or a dark coloured doormat appearing to be a hole and meaning they won’t want to step on it without reassurance. This is due to the way the brain perceives colours and patterns with some dementia’s and understanding this can make a hugely positive difference to someone’s experiences.
We offer two types of home care to our customers; visiting care, where your carer will come to you at pre-arranged times and for set hours and live-in care, where the carer literally lives in your home with you so they can be with you around the clock. This can be especially reassuring for family members who may live some distance away. Our carers can undertake a wide range of tasks for you including personal care, medication administration, accompanying you to appointments and activities, housework, mobility support and so much more. Your carer will follow your personalised support plan that will be compiled by you, your decision makers and the Godalming branch team and detail just how you like things done, your routines and care needs.
Helping Hands have been supporting people to live independently in their own homes since 1989, and since then we’ve helping thousands of customers to live their best lives possible in the place they love most. Our carers really are at the heart of everything we do and that’s because we only select the most empathetic and compassionate people to be Helping Hands carers. All of our carers receive rigorous training when they join us, including how best to support our customers living with dementia, which is how we can be confident that our care really is the best in the industry. Learning new skills continues throughout their Helping Hands career though, meaning they get to apply exactly what they’ve learnt into helping their customers. 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 fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which demonstrates our commitment in upholding the highest standards and industry guidelines.
Call us today to speak to one of our knowledgeable and friendly customer care specialists, they’re available seven days a week to advise you on how we could be supporting you or a loved one living with dementia. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll call you back.