With dementia’s effects on the brain varying drastically, it can be difficult to feel in control for those affected as well as those who care for them. When diagnosed with a form of dementia, understanding your symptoms and how they may develop is a process unique to you, but with the right guidance and support, you can receive a level of care which allows you to maintain your independence and nourish your wellbeing.
By the time of your dementia diagnosis, it may well be the case that you are coping just fine, but as your symptoms progress and diversify, it’s important that you have support in place to keep you safe. With a dementia care plan tailored to your requirements, you can feel confident in your approach to each day, in spite of your condition. As your needs become more complex, having a Hungerford care specialist on hand to assist you in the continuity of your routine is essential to encouraging your welfare in a way that suits you.
Dementia, in all its forms, is a condition that requires gentle attention and the right level of assistance as time goes by. While there are many methods of caring for those living with dementia, one of the key elements to consider is familiarity. With care provided in the comfort of your own home, the ability to maintain a routine as well as receive the support you need avoids confusion and helps facilitate a regular lifestyle.
The benefits of receiving care at home extend to far more than the attachment to your own environment. As opposed to residential care, your carer will be dedicated to you, so that over time, the relationship you build will be that of a companion; a friendly face you are likely to feel comfortable around and are all the more likely to feel a sense of familiarity with.
Furthermore, every care plan is tailored to your requirements, and the flexibility is ideal as those needs are likely to change. With a Hungerford home carer, you can begin receiving additional support from as little as 30 minutes per week to ensure you’re safe and content with your routine. As the symptoms of dementia develop, we are able to provide round-the-clock supervision to supply personal care and clinical support.
Our Hungerford branch will devise a visiting care plan tailored entirely to you and your needs. Depending on the stage your dementia is at, how it’s likely to develop, the symptoms you struggle with, and your current routine, we can work with you to determine what level of support you require and begin matching you with a carer who shares similar interests, is likely to be compatible with your character, and is equipped to provide the assistance you need throughout.
In the early stages, it’s likely that a weekly visit to check-in and help out is all you need to maintain your routine. During this process, you can get to know your carer personally over time as they assess your requirements, how you’re coping with your symptoms, and what they can do to complement your lifestyle.
In the latter stages of your condition, receiving more regular visits or having a full-time live-in carer support you throughout the day will enable you to persist with your hobbies, enjoy the freedom of your own home and be accompanied on trips to see friends, family and get around your local community.
All our carers are encouraged to develop their knowledge of dementia throughout ongoing training, as we are committed to promoting the wellbeing of those living with dementia as part of the Dementia Action Alliance.
In addition to our affiliations and award-winning training, every member of staff undergoes screening through the Disclosure and Barring Service, to ensure that any carer who attends your home is a person you can trust to provide an exceptional standard of care.
We appreciate the challenges families face as they encounter a dementia diagnosis of their loved one, as well as understanding the varying conditions each person endures. From virtually no impairment to severe decline, we are trained, knowledgable and dedicated to supporting those living with dementia throughout every stage of the condition.
To learn more about how we can help, you can give our Hungerford branch a call 7 days a week to discuss your requirements and create a care plan tailored to you.