Surveys estimate that there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia and thousands of new cases are diagnosed every year. It is likely that we will all be affected by dementia at some point in our lives, either directly or by having a family member diagnosed with the condition. While there is currently no cure for dementia, lots can be done to manage the symptoms and support those living with the condition. The good news is that many people diagnosed with dementia continue to live a happy, independent and fulfilled lifestyle.
As one of the UK’s leading dementia care providers, our home care Lichfield team have many years of experience supporting those living with the condition. At Helping Hands, we provide the highest standards of dementia care. Many of our carers complete additional training sessions and dementia qualifications to broaden their skills and expertise. All of our carers are trained to understand dementia and how to support someone living with the condition. Our carers are fully committed to helping people with dementia live on their terms and enjoy the lifestyle that they want.
People with dementia often find a change of routine and environment stressful and upsetting. This is why we believe that your loved one should receive the support they need at home while being surrounded by familiar comforts. Dementia home care can offer a great alternative to residential nursing care, as it allows people with dementia to remain in the place they feel most comfortable – their home and community. The major benefit of home care is that your loved one can avoid experiencing the stress and upheaval of moving into a residential nursing home.
People with dementia display a wide variety of symptoms and some people can live without support for several years. However, the symptoms of dementia tend to evolve quickly and most people require some level of care as the condition advances. Caring for someone with dementia can be complex and challenging without the right training and experience. Seeking the support of a professional carer will mean that your loved one can continue to live the lifestyle that they want. You will have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in safe hands and receiving the specialist support that they need.
At Helping Hands, we have over 30 years of experience supporting people living with dementia. We understand that everyone is different and we will always treat your loved one as an individual with unique care needs. Our carers know that the symptoms of dementia can vary greatly and progress rapidly as the condition evolves. This is why we offer a wide selection of home care packages that can all be tailored to your loved one and their needs.
At Helping Hands, we offer two main types of care: visiting care and live-in care. Visiting care is fully flexible and we can arrange home visits from as little as 30 minutes a week. A visiting carer can assist with many daily activities including personal care, household chores, cooking and mobility support, to name a few. The care visits will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for your loved one. Live-in support involves fully-trained carer moving into your loved one’s home to provide round-the-clock support. This is the best option if your loved one has high care needs and requires regular or constant support. Having a dedicated carer will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving support whenever they need it. Your dementia home support plan will be reviewed and updated regularly to make sure that your loved one is receiving the best level of care.
As a family-led company, we understand how difficult it can be to support a loved one with dementia. Reaching out for help can seem daunting, but our friendly and experienced carers are here to support you every step of the way. If you would like to discuss our dementia care services or have any questions, then get in touch with our team. Our friendly customer service advisors are available 24 hours, seven days a week. You can visit your local branch to meet the team and have a chat about our home care services.