Dementia affects millions of people all across the world. Contrary to popular belief, dementia is not a natural part of aging and the condition can develop at any age. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, then it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Dementia can have a massive physical and emotional impact – both for the individual with the condition and for the family and friends who love that person. While there is currently no cure for dementia, lots can be done to help manage the symptoms and ensure that people with dementia maintain a good quality of life.
With years of experience, our Maidstone team provides the highest standards of dementia care. Being one of the UK’s leading dementia home care providers means that we place high importance on dementia care. Every Helping Hands carer is trained to understand dementia and what it’s like to live with and care for someone with the condition. Many carers also decide to complete additional training modules and qualifications to expand their knowledge of dementia care. This means you can have complete confidence knowing that your loved one is in the capable hands of our expert carers.
A change of routine and scenery can be very stressful for someone with dementia. This is why so many families are choosing to care for their loved ones at home, rather than in a residential nursing home. Dementia care offers an excellent alternative to residential care and it avoids the upheaval of moving your loved one to a new living environment. At Helping Hands, we focus on independence and aim to give people control of their lives by providing support in the place they feel most comfortable – their home. You can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is safe at home with the specialist support of our carers.
A home carer can assist your loved one with a wide range of activities like cleaning, cooking, administering medication, running errands, or providing personal care. Having regular one-to-one support can also provide social interaction and companionship for someone with dementia. Our carers will play memory games and having regular conversions with your loved one to stimulate their mind and improve their memory and wellbeing.
As dementia experts, we understand that maintaining a consistent routine is essential for someone with dementia. Our carers will take the time to get to know your loved one’s daily routines and support them in a way that they are comfortable with. We focus on maintaining independence and a carer will adapt to your loved one’s lifestyle and keep their routines exactly how they like them. Our carers have many years of experience supporting people with dementia. We apply our expertise to create personalised home care plans that are customized to the needs of your loved one.
We appreciate that every person is different which is why our care plans are flexible. You can choose visiting care and arrange care from as little as a few days a week. We also provide live-in care for customers with complex care requirements. If you choose live-in care, then a team of professionally trained carers will move into your loved one’s home to provide assistance whenever they need it. The symptoms of dementia vary from person to person and they can change quickly as the condition advances. Our carers understand this and they will use their expertise to create a unique home care plan. This will be continuously reviewed and updated as and when their needs change, to ensure the best possible care.
As a family-run company, we understand that trusting someone with the care of a loved one can be extremely difficult. We are here to support you every step of the way and you can have full confidence in our professional and trustworthy service. If you would like to find out more about dementia care, then get in touch with our team. Our friendly customer service advisors are available 24 hours, seven days a week and they are always happy to answer any questions You can also visit your local branch to meet the team and discuss our dementia home care services.