With over half of our customers living with dementia, we are one of the country’s leading dementia care specialists, providing professional, person-centred home care services to our customers around the country.
With over 30 years of experience in supporting people living with dementia, we have developed a deep understanding of the needs and requirements of our customers living with dementia, and our fantastic home care Oxford team are always here to give you or your loved one a hand.
The word ‘dementia’ is an umbrella term for hundreds of different varieties of conditions that affect the brain and memory. It is a progressive illness that can get worse over time, and for many people, this means that extra support at home can be needed. Here at Helping Hands, we understand the importance of people living with dementia to be in familiar surroundings with a strong routine, and our home care services allow us to support them in this way.
We are able to adapt according to you or your loved one’s needs, as well as change the services that we provide over time to ensure that they can maintain the highest quality of life that is possible, with safety and independence.
When you use our home care services, one of our dementia care teams in Oxford will come to your home to provide support with whatever is required of them. Here at Helping Hands, we can provide just the right support for you or your loved one – including visiting care (ranging from a few visits each week to several visits each day), to full-time live-in care. We can also arrange for respite care cover for when a regular carer needs a break – whether planned, unplanned, short-term, or long-term.
Our person-centred approach means that we are flexible over the kind of support that we offer to our customers, helping them to stay living in their own homes, where they are in a familiar environment and surrounded by the things that they love – and out of residential care.
We encourage independence and the involvement of our customers in making decisions about their own lives – which is important to helping to maintain self-worth, as well as assisting in supporting our customers both physically and psychologically.
Here at Helping Hands, we appreciate that everybody is different, needing support with different aspects of their lives, with different likes and dislikes, and preferring things to be done in different ways. Our specially chosen dementia care teams are trained to be accommodating of everybody’s situation and able to adapt over time.
Our dementia care teams are able to help with anything that you need to be done, including:
With the help of our dementia care team in Oxford, you can ensure that your loved one is getting the most up-to-date support, and, importantly, ensures that the time that you spend with them is quality and enjoyable time – and not spent doing the boring things.
All of our care staff have been DBS checked and passed our initial training program, as well as getting extra training throughout their careers. They have been chosen specially for their knowledge, skills, and friendly personalities, and have support available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Here at Helping Hands, we take our role as carers very seriously. We are fully regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), an independent organisation responsible for regulating care bodies in England, to help to ensure that they meet the required levels of care and safety.
We are also proud to work alongside several organisations that represent people who are living with dementia as well as their carers – such as Dementia Action Alliance. This not only allows us to stay on top of any developments in the field but also contribute with our own experience in the world of dementia care.
If you are living in the Oxford area and looking for some extra support for someone living with dementia, then we are always here to help. Please feel free to come and discuss your particular needs with us here at Helping Hands. You can contact us easily – by dropping us an email, telephoning, or popping in to see us for a chat.