Dementia is a very individualised condition, so it’s essential that when the conversation turns to care, you choose a home care company who is a dementia specialist. Helping Hands has been supporting people to live as independently as possible in their own homes for over 30 years, and in that time, we’ve supported thousands of customers to stay in the place they love most while receiving expert care. As a person’s dementia journey progresses, there can become a need for additional support, perhaps due to increasing levels of confusion and anxiety, so receiving care at home is a positive way to promote and encourage an independent lifestyle.
The support of one of our home care Ipswich team within your own home is reassuring, not just for the person living with dementia but for their family members too, especially if they live some distance away. Maintaining a routine when living with dementia can be more challenging at times, but by working with you and your decision-makers to understand your routines and preferences, your carer will be able to fully support you in every aspect of your daily life.
Living with dementia can affect every person differently. While some are happy to receive any assistance available to them, others can be quite reluctant – through the confusion, denial, or general despondence. For some, accepting support can feel invasive or unnecessary.
Dementia is an individualised condition; there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting someone living with any form of dementia. For instance, just because two people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s does not mean their dementia journeys will be identical. The same can be said for care at home; one person may be very happy to invite a carer into their home to support them, whereas another may feel it is completely unnecessary. This though is where our carers excel; thanks to your personalised support plan that will be put together by you, your decision-makers and the team in Ipswich, we will be able to fully understand your needs and preferences. This ensures that your carer is able to understand your lifestyle completely and will hopefully soon become a friend you look forward to welcoming into your home.
It is part of our approach to take these things into account, with every carer being encouraged to apply empathy to their care. The more understanding there is between a customer and their carer, the more likely it is for their companionship to thrive, which helps those living with dementia build familiarity with their carer; improving the effectiveness of the care they receive, enhancing their wellbeing, and making it much easier to maintain a routine.
By receiving dementia care within your own home, you have the benefit of the comfort of your usual surroundings, as well as a companion matched to your interests who will help you in continuing with your hobbies. With a specialist alongside you, your safety and reassurance is catered for as they help motivate you throughout each day.
With a dementia care service tailored to you and your requirements, our Ipswich home care branch will work with you and your loved ones to create a flexible care package that leaves you in complete control. From weekly visiting care in the early stages to full time live-in care in Ipswich as your condition develops, your care plan can change as your needs do; with a dedicated carer encouraging the freedom of engaging in your usual routine, and without having to leave your home.
Whether your condition requires a little help with household duties and a regular chat, or full-time supervision to provide personal care and clinical support, we can supply you with all the help you need to feel confident in your daily tasks and enjoy each day.
Dementia care has always been at the forefront of our 30 years of service, and over the years, we’ve taken extra measures to ensure every carer is well-equipped and motivated to provide the best possible standard of care, no matter the stage of your condition.
All of our staff receive regular, ongoing training and development in line with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and must pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before they can care for any of our customers.
Furthermore, we are affiliated with the Dementia Action Alliance, to ensure that we are up to date with the latest provisions and resources for combatting dementia and uphold our reputation as an industry-leading provider of dementia care.
We recognise the challenges faced by those living with dementia and their loved ones throughout every stage of the condition. Whether you require some professional guidance or a comprehensive care plan, we at Helping Hands Ipswich are here to assist 7 days a week. Give us a call for more information and to discuss your requirements.