Every single day we help and support our customers and their loved ones to come to terms with a diagnosis of dementia, and then care for them at home so that they can live their very best life for as long as possible. Although dementia is a progressive condition and cannot be cured, it’s a myth that a person cannot live well after a diagnosis, although having the support of a dementia specialist home care company will always make the journey a lot easier to manage. There are so many different types of condition that lead to the cognitive decline associated with dementia, although Alzheimer’s is the most common and therefore probably the most familiar. Our local dementia care teams across England and Wales support our customers living with dementia to enjoy life for as long as they can, and our amazing Malvern care team is no exception.
Receiving care in your own home when you’re living with dementia can be beneficial for so many reasons, such as remaining in familiar surroundings and the safety and comfort of a home you love helping to reduce confusion and associated anxiety. You will also be able to have your loved ones around you whenever you would like them to be, without being subject to the rules of a care home, such as number of visitors and times of day they can come. There’s also the fact that care at home from Helping Hands is so person-centred; you can eat when you choose, go to bed when you wish and not just when staff have a window of opportunity to help you.
Dementia care can be delivered on both a visiting care and live-in care basis, from 30 minutes a week to around the clock full-time care. Your condition and the stage of your dementia journey will determine whether you need care at all, or how much and when, for instance you may forget that you haven’t eaten, so having visits around mealtimes may suit you best. For other people, having someone in your home with you 24 hours a day may be a reassurance, as perhaps you don’t like being on your own at night. Our carers will be able to undertake your personal care, medication, mobility support, meal preparation, housework, laundry, and so much more, such as enabling you to feel part of your community once again.
Our carers are the real heart of Helping Hands, but don’t take our word for it – have a look at some of the reviews we receive every single day that let us know what a difference our carers have made to our customers’ lives. We only take on the most compassionate and caring people to become our carers though so we’re not surprised they are so good at what they do, plus we train them well and offer development opportunities so that they can build on their skills and experience. Your safety at home is our highest priority though, which is why we screen our applicants through the DBS and also thoroughly check their backgrounds; after all, we want to know that only the most suitable people are gaining access to your home. We’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which should reassure both you and your loved ones that we will always deliver the consistently high standards of care we promise to.
If you would like to learn more about your options for dementia care at home in the Malvern area then please call our friendly customer care team seven days a week. Or, if you prefer, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time that suits you.