Dementia is an overarching ‘umbrella term’ for many different conditions, the most well-known of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a confusing and worrying time for the person diagnosed and their loved ones, with inevitable questions about future care having to be asked. It can sometimes be a relief to finally have a diagnosis in place so that plans can be made for an individual’s support needs, both physical and emotional. While it may seem unfamiliar to have someone from outside the family come in to support your loved one, it can also take the pressure off important relationships and allow you to focus on just spending quality time with each other. And with friendly and dedicated support from our team at Helping Hands Nottingham, you’ll all have the peace of mind that you need for you and your loved one.
Helping Hands have been supporting people in their own homes for over 30 years and are dementia specialists; providing support for people at various stages, whether early days or much later in the care journey. We can help to answer your questions and reassure your concerns regarding your loved one’s best interests, and whilst dementia is an individualised condition, there are recognised stages in the condition’s progress that can be planned for. For instance, your loved one may be getting more confused than they used to or finding it hard to recognise family members or friends; your carer can support in helpful activities, such as creating memory books and prompt cards. Receiving dementia home care can be hugely beneficial in maintaining routine and familiarity for someone living with dementia, as being surrounded by personal photos and objects in familiar spaces can help reduce confusion and ensure anxiety is kept to a minimum.
Helping Hands’ friendly and helpful team in Nottingham are on hand to support you locally, whether for a few hours a week or with full time live-in care. Your local Nottingham branch will do their best to ensure the same care team visit your loved one, to keep the need to get used to new people at a minimum and reduce potential anxiety. Whether it is a visit for some company and to help with light housework or the need for continuous live-in support, our team in Nottingham will do everything they can to meet your requirements.
Helping Hands is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We also run our own carer training and development in house, meaning that our carers’ knowledge is always fresh and as current as possible. Our carers are all dementia trained when they join us and undergo regular refresher courses to ensure they are fully aware of how best to support our customers living with dementia. Helping Hands is also a founding member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), the representative body for organisations that provide care for people in their own homes.
Do get in touch with us today to discuss your care options, whether at the start of your loved one’s dementia journey or further along. Our customer care specialist team are available 7 days a week and will be happy to book you a home visit with our friendly team in Nottingham.