Dementia is an ‘umbrella’ term encompassing over 100 different types, the most common and well-known are Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body and vascular dementia. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a confusing and worrying time for the person diagnosed and their loved ones, as questions such as ‘will I have to leave my home’ and ‘who will care for me’ will inevitably be asked, but finally receiving a diagnosis may well offer some relief too, as plans can then start to be made for the future. Helping Hands are dementia care specialists and we’ve been caring for people in their own homes since 1989, so you can be confident in our abilities to understand dementia. While it may at first seem a nerve-wracking prospect to have someone from outside the family come in to your home and care for you, it can also take the pressure off important relationships and allow you to focus on spending quality time with each other. Your carer will do all they can to make you feel comfortable and secure in your own home and will hopefully soon feel like a welcome friend. Talk to our expert Halifax home care team to discover how we could be supporting you or a loved one who’s living with dementia.
Over thirty years of experience has ensured we really are dementia specialists and we’ve cared for thousands of people living with dementia during that time. We can provide support for you or a loved one at every stage of your dementia journey, whether early days or much later on. Being cared for at home can be hugely beneficial in maintaining routine and familiarity for someone living with dementia, as being surrounded by beloved people, pets and possessions can help to reduce confusion and anxiety and try and ensure agitation is kept to a minimum.
Whether you require visiting care for a few hours a week or would prefer a full-time live-in carer, your local Halifax home care team will ensure you are cared for expertly by one of our expert local carers. Wherever possible, they will do their best to ensure the same small team of carers rotate to visit your loved one, to keep the need to get used to new people at a minimum, which can help to reduce anxiety. Your carer will be able to undertake your care needs supported by a personalised, flexible support plan which can be updated as often as necessary, so as your needs change so will your care. Whether visiting or live-in, your carer will be able to undertake whatever tasks you require to live a comfortable and independent life at home. You might appreciate some simple companionship or help with light housework, or perhaps you need support with personal care, medication or mobility? Your carer can do all these things and much more to ensure you live your best life in the place you love most.
Our carers are all dementia trained when they join us and undergo regular skills updates and chances for professional development. This ensures that they are best placed to support our customers living with dementia and apply all they have learnt to enhance their customers’ experiences. Helping Hands is part of the Dementia Action Alliance and also a founding member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), Dementia UK and others, so you can be confident in our professional standing. We are also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and the Care Inspectorate Wales, demonstrating our commitment to providing the highest quality care for our customers and abiding by industry guidelines.
Contact us today; our dedicated customer care specialists are available seven days a week to advise you on your care options. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we will be happy to call you back.