Kensington & Chelsea dementia support from Helping Hands
Being given a diagnosis of dementia can be a worrying and uncertain time, both for the person diagnosed as well as their family. However, it can sometimes also bring a feeling of relief to know that at last there are answers for a loved one’s changes in behaviour or memory loss, for instance. Thoughts inevitably turn to residential care for some people, however there is no need for someone to feel they should leave their own home if they don’t want to. Helping Hands have been supporting people to remain living in their own homes for more than 30 years and our dedicated Kensington & Chelsea home care branch team will be able to discuss your options when it comes to receiving care at home.Request a callback Email us
Why dementia home care is a good option
Remaining in your own home can be highly beneficial for someone living with dementia. Being in familiar surroundings, with personal objects, photographs, pets and loved ones close by can help to alleviate feelings of confusion and anxiety that are often present with dementia. Even being able to see recognisable sights out of the window, such as a loved garden or familiar landmark, can make all the difference to someone’s condition.
Promoting independence is key when providing home support for dementia, and all Helping Hands carers are experts in ensuring that an individual’s independence and dignity are at the forefront of their care journey. The Kensington & Chelsea team will work tirelessly to ensure a good match between you and your carer, to make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible.
Dementia care services tailored to you
You or your loved one may only need a carer to visit for a few hours a week in the first instance; perhaps to assist with light housework, prepare a meal or provide companionship. However, Helping Hands carers can do so much more. Perhaps there is a need for support with medication; especially if the customer themselves is struggling to remember to take it on time, assistance with personal care and bathing, or support with manual handling or mobility. Carers can visit for as little or as much time as you need, and care can be provided all the way up to live-in, full-time support.
A member of the branch team will come out and visit you at your convenience to discuss what care is needed and will set up a personalised, detailed support plan that will be adhered to by every carer that comes to see you. Your branch team will also try to ensure that as small a team of carers as possible rotate your visits so that there isn’t the anxiety of not knowing who could be coming to see you that day, or trying to remember lots of different people.
Perhaps you’ve always been very social and you would like that to continue? There’s no reason why it shouldn’t, as your carer can accompany you to meetings, appointments and get-togethers, no matter what they are. They will also take you to medical appointments, hairdressing visits and anywhere else you are able to, and still want to go. This is especially reassuring for family members who may not live close by, or who have busy lives of their own.
Qualified dementia carers in Kensington & Chelsea
Helping Hands was set up in 1989 and since then has supported more than 44,000 people to remain in their own home and be cared for in the place they love most. You can therefore be confident in our professional and dedicated service and be assured that we are experts in our field. Every carer that joins Helping Hands undertakes a rigorous training programme that includes extensive instruction on dementia, meaning that every carer is highly knowledgeable on how best to support their customer living with dementia. These skills are refreshed regularly by means of continuous development so you can be sure that your Kensington & Chelsea branch will only send you a carer whose knowledge and skills can be utilised effectively to support your loved one.
Helping Hands is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who rated Kensington & Chelsea ‘Good’ in their most recent inspection, so you can be confident in your local branch to take good care of you.
Contact us for dementia support
If you’re considering dementia care for a loved one, call our friendly customer care advisors today. If you prefer to email you can do so from our website and we even have an instant chat service if you would like to have queries answered immediately. We look forward to hearing from you.