Dementia is a degenerative condition that primarily affects the brain, which in turn causes the individual to become more confused, struggle with memory and develop changes to their behaviour. With home care from our specialist carers at Helping Hands Newcastle, we can provide the most appropriate support for you or a loved one who is living with any type of dementia – whether that’s Alzheimer’s, dementia with Lewy bodies or vascular dementia.
What’s more, we’ll ensure that you’re taken care of from within the comfort of your own home, so you won’t need to worry about moving into residential care or leaving loved ones behind.
There are lots of benefits of dementia home care, with perhaps the most prevalent being that you can receive care where you feel comfortable, safe and content: your own home. What’s more, your support plan is created with you, so you have complete say over when and how you receive care, rather than having support prescribed to you.
Alongside personal care, medication and housekeeping, there are lots of other things that our carers can support with; encouraging fitness with regular exercise and a healthy diet, facilitating hobbies and interests, supporting family members and even helping to create a memory book to compile all of their treasured milestones and special moments.
Home care for dementia isn’t just about the practicalities; our carers are there to provide companionship and a source of comfort too, so you won’t ever have to worry about feeling lonely.
Many of our customers start to receive support little and often from us, so that everyone has the peace of mind that their loved one is having someone pop in on them regularly to check that they’re okay, keep their home clean and tidy, help with any meal preparation and support with medication. And if you find that they begin to need additional assistance, we can arrange for full-time support from a live-in carer.
Live-in care for dementia means that there is always someone there for your loved one should they need support day or night. They will live with them in their home and ensure that their physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained in a dignified and respectful way. This may be an ideal solution if you currently care for a spouse or partner with dementia who needs extra care but you are unable to do this 24/7. Not only will you get some respite, but you won’t have the stress and upheaval of them moving into a nursing home, meaning that you can continue living together, just with an extra helping hand.
Helping Hands are members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) and are considered one of the leading home care providers that specialise in dementia in the country. To achieve this status, we work hard to ensure that every single one of our carers has the right skills and knowledge to provide the most exceptional care to anyone living with dementia.
Our specialist dementia training covers modules in the different types of dementia, the seven stages, the sensory affects of dementia, supporting loved ones and dealing with challenging behaviour. All of our carers are required to undertake this training when they join and as regular refresher sessions throughout their time with us. We work alongside the DAA to ensure that we deliver the latest and safest dementia training and practice.
If you’d like to find out more about dementia home care in Newcastle, call our friendly customer care specialists today. They will go through your current situation and arrange a meeting with our local team, who will make a home visit to you and your loved one in their home.