Dementia home care is for anyone living with a condition that causes dementia – for example, Alzheimer’s, dementia with Lewy bodies or vascular dementia – and who would prefer to receive support in their own home.
Our friendly team of carers at Helping Hands Home Care Harrow can support with the variety of different care needs that come with dementia, from confusion and memory loss, to helping with maintaining routines and encouraging a healthy way of living, as well as facilitating hobbies and ensuring you keep in touch with loved ones. Our aim is to make sure you’re safe and comfortable, ‘living well’ with dementia, rather than ‘suffering from’.
One of the main benefits of dementia home care is the ability to choose how and when you’d like your care, and also the terms on which your care is delivered. There is no need to pack all of your worldly possessions and have the upset of leaving a spouse or pet behind to move into a nursing home. We can come to you and provide one-to-one support in the comfort of your home, so that you can continue living within your local community and nearby to friends and family.
What’s more, we’ll build your care around you so that you can choose how you spend your day. We’ll work with you to establish a routine that suits you but that also ensures that you’re getting the very best support for your diagnosis. Whether it’s helping you to keep up with your hobbies such as gardening and puzzles or support with personal care and assisting you to take your prescribed medication, your support plan will be completely tailored to you, with the flexibility of adapting it whenever your care needs change.
Dementia care covers both the physical and mental aspects of care, with the aim of delivering support that is holistic in nature and aims to care for your overall wellbeing. We understand how difficult and confusing it can be for all of you when a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, and we’ll be there to support all of you.
During the early stages of the condition, we can provide visits little and often to fit in seamlessly with your existing routines. Our Harrow carers can pop in and check that you’re okay, prepare your lunch and do some light household duties, before sitting down with you and having a cup of coffee and a chat.
As your condition develops and you need more support during the day and perhaps into the evening and night too, we can provide live-in care for dementia – where a carer will live with you in your home. Not only does this provide you all with the peace of mind that your loved one is getting 24-hour support, but it also allows you to receive care from someone that gets to know you in depth and can assist you in a way that is meaningful to you during times where you may be feeling particularly vulnerable, worried or confused.
As dementia care specialists, we pride ourselves on delivering some of the best dementia care in the industry, and we wouldn’t be able to do this if it wasn’t for our compassionate and kind carers. To ensure we get exactly the right people for the job, we have a rigorous selection and assessment process, which includes detailed dementia training for every single new starter. We also deliver regular refresher courses to all of our carers, so that we can keep up to date with the latest and safest dementia practices, something which we work closely with Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) – a national organisation that promotes the best care outcomes for those living with dementia.
Our Harrow team is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who ensure that they are closely monitored for the safety, responsiveness and effectiveness of their service. They also look at how well we look after our carers and the training they receive, so you can be sure that your care is from a company that really does aim for the highest standards.
For more information on dementia care in Harrow, call our customer care specialists today. They will go through the different options that may be suitable for you and can arrange a meeting with the local team in Harrow, who will be happy to come and see you in your home.