Being given a diagnosis of dementia can be a worrying time for the person diagnosed, as well as their family and friends.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a wide range of conditions, all of them affecting the brain in a way that is unique to each person. Feelings of uncertainty in addition to the varied symptoms can make everyday tasks challenging, which is why in most cases a level of additional support in the home is important for maintaining a lifestyle with the right balance of comfort and enjoyment.
Many people who live with dementia are able to maintain a high degree of independence and have little trouble maintaining their routines, however, their circumstances can change as their dementia journey progresses.
The support of a professional dementia carer in Letchworth will mean your daily routines can continue and your independence can be preserved as much as possible. With a bespoke Helping Hands support plan, you can receive care as little or as often as you need and due to its flexibility, it can be updated as your requirements change.
At every stage of dementia, the ability to feel comfortable in a familiar environment is especially beneficial. This is because when surrounded by beloved people, pets and possessions levels of anxiety can reduce and this can encourage a person to feel self-assured and help to maintain a sense of routine. Receiving care outside of your home can be anxiety-inducing, and assistance from a variety of professionals can be equally daunting and confusing.
With a dedicated Helping Hands carer, you can build a level of companionship which helps you feel comfortable in the receipt of support at all stages of your condition. With the continuity of care from one professional, combined with the comfort of your own home, feelings of apprehension are considerably reduced and this personal approach is instrumental in you feeling encouraged to sustain your wellbeing. Every dementia support plan is tailored entirely to your needs and is flexible in the amount of support you receive as your needs change.
A bespoke dementia care plan is key to ensuring you have all the support you need at every stage of your condition. Whether you require weekly visiting care or full-time, live-in care assistance, your package is flexible so that you can always receive the help you need as your requirements change.
Your dementia support is entirely tailored around you so that your carer can provide assistance in a manner that suits you as little or often as you need it. Every carer is well-equipped to undertake the responsibility of supporting you with any form of dementia and will be matched to you based on your hobbies and interests; helping you continue your routine as best as you are physically able to.
From encouraging a healthy lifestyle and offering professional guidance to the provision of personal care, your Helping Hands carer is awaiting your call and ready to be the difference you need to enjoy each day.
Dementia care is a primary component of the service we provide throughout Letchworth; and every carer undergoes rigorous training which is carefully monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We encourage all our carers to constantly expand their knowledge of all forms of dementia and continue their development to become a specialist in caring for the condition. All employees are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) screened before they can go into their customers’ homes so you can be confident that every customer is receiving care from somebody they, and their family members, can trust. We are also in partnership with the Dementia Action Alliance in order to stay at the forefront of pursuing solutions which assist people living with dementia.
From the initial diagnosis to the latter stages, dementia is a condition which can require extra help and advice. If you’d like to know more about how we could be supporting you or your loved ones, please get in touch with a member of our customer care specialist team seven days a week to discuss your requirements, or alternatively contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.