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Dementia care in Oldham

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Support with dementia

Dementia care symptoms can vary significantly from person to person, and the condition is progressive, which means that people will often show different behavioural and physical changes depending on the stage of their condition. We tailor every dementia care package to each individual to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care that they need.

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Why choose our Oldham dementia care team?

Dementia is a progressive condition, which means that care needs will inevitably change with time. Behaviour and physical symptoms of conditions such as Alzheimer’s can vary enormously from one person to the next, and every person is likely to experience different requirements depending on the stage they’re in. This is why Helping Hands takes the time to understand your loved one’s shifting needs, so they’re always receiving exactly the home care support they need, when they need it.


Oldham dementia support from Helping Hands

Those with dementia may need increasing amounts of care as their condition advances, but our carers work hard to ensure they feel safe, looked after and able to go about their lives as independently as possible. Dementia needs can be extremely wide-ranging and, at times, quite complex. Helping Hands is here to listen; we know that being paired with a compassionate, well-trained and compatible care worker can make all the difference, and drastically improve quality of life.


Why dementia home care is a good option

Home care from our Oldham team is an excellent alternative to moving to residential care. Your loved one can receive the support they need in the comfort and privacy of the home where they feel happiest, and can maintain all their familiar routines without the added stress and upset of moving. Particularly where dementia is concerned, a move to a care home can prove quite distressing.

In residential homes, care is often provided by a constantly changing rota of different carers, which can be disorienting for those dealing with memory problems. But our Helping Hands Oldham team will match your loved one with a single carer, so you’re assured continuity of care and a person you can depend on to be there to offer one-to-one, round-the-clock support. You can rest assured that there will be someone on hand to offer their undivided attention and support when needed.

Whether it’s simple companionship, help with personal care like washing and dressing, supervision around the home, practical tasks, or more complex care like monitoring medication, our carers will take the time to build a genuine relationship with your loved one. We’ve found that one of the best ways to support those with dementia is to fit around their habits and routines, encouraging a feeling of stability and familiarity.

Because conditions like Alzheimer’s can be very distressing and confusing, it’s important that there’s a sense of ongoing routine and a feeling of familiarity. Our carers are experienced and know that a kind, reassuring word can go a long way. We can even play memory games and facilitate other cognitive tasks that keep the mind active. What’s most important is that your loved one feels safe and comfortable, and able to live the life they want to lead. Our carers can help with domestic tasks, housework, errands, mobility, or simply be there with a cup of tea and friendly smile.


Dementia care services in Oldham tailored to you

There’s nobody quite like your loved one, and there’s no reason why they should receive a one-size-fits-all care plan. Helping Hands offers a range of flexible options to suit your loved one’s needs, from brief weekly care calls to more comprehensive support that includes overnight care. You can enjoy peace of mind that your loved one is receiving tailored support that reflects their preferences, from a carer who is compassionate and patient when dealing with needs that can shift quickly.

Our carers hail from all walks of life but they are all carefully recruited and trained to provide the excellent standard of care that Helping Hands is known for. As a home care leader for more than 30 years, Helping Hands has given a special focus to dementia care, offering some of our carers additional training through our Dementia Champion programme. We’re also fully certified and licensed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), so we’re routinely monitored for our adherence to a strict code of standards.


Contact us for Dementia Support

Seeking care for a loved one with dementia can be daunting, but our Oldham team is here to help. The right carer can relieve any anxieties around a loved one’s safety and wellbeing, while giving you the freedom to adapt your loved one’s care plan as their needs change over time. Everyone’s situation is unique – give us a call and we’ll be happy to chat about what we can do to make your loved one’s life a little easier.

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