After a loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, the next steps can be difficult to figure out. Depending on their stage of dementia and the symptoms they’re experiencing, they may benefit from having an expert dementia carer visit them at home – or even live in with them – to provide them with practical, physical and emotional support along their dementia journey. Dementia care focuses on helping the patient to have the very best possible quality of life through removing unnecessary concerns and enabling them to spend more time doing the things they enjoy and spending time with loved ones.
Dementia care from Helping Hands is independently regulated and monitored by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, so you can partner with Helping Hands with full confidence about your loved one’s well-being.
At Helping Hands, we firmly believe that when the need for dementia care arises, home is the best place to receive it. Staying at home means your loved one can receive the expert support that they require for their condition without having to sacrifice the lifestyle and routines they’re used to. They’ll be able to determine their own meal choices, bed times, hours of care, social schedule, and so much more – all options that you simply don’t get with residential care. Additionally, with one of the main symptoms of many types of dementia being a heightened sense of confusion, it can be very helpful to remain in an environment with familiar surroundings and friendly, reassuring sights, sounds and smells.
Every dementia patient’s journey is completely unique, so we personalise your loved one’s dementia care to their personal needs and preferences to ensure they’re always receiving the right level of support. Your local care manager in Kent will sit down with your loved one and the family to gain a full understanding of their circumstances and how we can best support them, and we’ll design a care plan that allows them to continue living life on their own terms as much as possible. And, should their care needs change, we’ll monitor their condition so that we can proactively adapt their support to meet their requirements.
Our care branches across Kent comprise teams of expertly trained dementia carers who are fully equipped to provide bespoke support for people with all stages and symptoms of dementia. We’re extremely proud of our incredible carers – they truly are the heart and soul of our organisation, and they constantly go above and beyond to ensure every customer receives the exceptional, person-centred home support they’ve come to expect from Helping Hands. We only recruit carers who possess kind, empathetic personalities and have a dedicated approach to their roles, and every applicant must undergo enhanced DBS checks before joining us. Upon joining Helping Hands, all dementia carers receive our comprehensive dementia care training, and will continue to enrol on regular refresher courses to keep their knowledge and skillset fully up to date.
If you’d like to find out more about dementia home care in Kent, call our friendly customer support team today. They’re available to talk to seven days a week, and will always be happy to discuss your loved one’s circumstances and needs with you. Alternatively, if you’d rather we gave you a call back at your convenience, you can contact us using the form on our website.