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Dementia Care in Horley

Horley dementia support from Helping Hands

Dementia can manifest in different ways, most commonly though symptoms include changes in behaviour, forgetfulness and difficulty recognising formally familiar things. Dementia is an ‘umbrella’ term, as there are actually over 100 different types of the condition, although the most familiar are usually Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy Bodies. Even if two people are living with the same type of dementia, their experiences will probably be very different, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to dementia care. Fortunately, there is a dementia specialist home care company who always recognises the individual and puts each person living with dementia firmly at the centre of their own care journey, Helping Hands. Established in 1989, we have supported thousands of people to receive the care they need while remaining in their beloved home, and to find out how we could do the same for you, contact our Horley team today.

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Why dementia home care is a good option

It can be difficult to have a truly personalised care experience in a residential home, however if you have care at home you can control every aspect of your care, from the time you get up and go to bed to the times you eat your meals. Your carers follow a personalised support plan devised entirely for you and consequently, you keep control of your environment and routines. Being surrounded by beloved people, pets and possessions can have a positive impact on someone living with dementia, as it can help to minimise anxiety and confusion. Familiarity is key; being able to step into a beloved garden or look at precious photographs can often be the difference for someone who can no longer recall everyday events, as being able to stay somewhere that triggers emotional responses can make all the difference. This is because the emotional centre of the brain, the amygdala, is not as badly affected by dementia as other parts are and therefore emotional connections can often be felt much further along the dementia journey.


Dementia care services tailored to you

Dementia care at home can be either visiting care, which is when your carer will come to your home at prearranged times and undertake your care in a set amount of time, or live-in care, where the carer resides in your home with you around the clock, meaning that they can give you a constant level of companionship. Regardless of the type of support you choose, you will always get the highest standards of care, delivered by the most compassionate carers in the industry. Our carers will undertake a wide range of tasks for you including personal care, mobility support, medication, meal preparation, housework, and much more. Your carer can also support you to maintain an active social life, accompanying you to activities and appointments.


Qualified dementia carers in Horley

Not everyone gets to be a Helping Hands carer. We only select the most empathetic and compassionate people to join us, so you can be reassured by the levels of care you’ll receive from us. All of our carers go through a rigorous training programme when they join us and continue to develop their skills throughout their Helping Hands career, so you can be sure that you’re being cared for by some of the best and most knowledgeable carers in the industry. We are 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, who have consistently rated us ‘Good’ for our care delivery, a rating also awarded to our Horley branch.


Contact us for dementia support

Call us today to speak to our knowledgeable customer care specialists; they’re available seven days a week to advise you on your care options. Alternatively, contact us via the Horley website and we’ll be happy to call you back.

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