Dementia is a widespread health condition that impacts most people during their lives. You might develop the condition yourself or have a family member diagnosed. Contrary to popular belief, dementia can affect people of all ages and it is not a natural part of aging. Dementia can have a huge physical and emotional impact on the person diagnosed as well as the people who love and support that person. There is no cure for dementia, although many people with the condition continue to live independent and fulfilling lives with the right support. At Helping Hands, we believe that everyone with dementia should have the freedom to live on their terms and remain in the place they feel most comfortable – their home and community.
Founded in 1989, Helping Hands over 30 years of experience caring for people with dementia nationwide, and now in Peterborough. Every Helping Hands carer receives award winning training to understand the challenges of living and caring for someone with dementia. We are also a member of the Dementia Action Alliance which further demonstrates our commitment to improving the lives of those affected by the condition. This means you can have full confidence in the skills and expertise of our expert dementia carers. We place special importance on dementia care and all of our carers are committed to helping people with dementia take back control and enjoy the lifestyle that they want.
Some people with dementia don’t require any care during the early stages of the condition. That said, the majority of people will need some assistance when the condition advances. You may begin to notice that a loved one with dementia is struggling with certain activities and finding tasks more strenuous. In this situation, a home carer can be brought in to provide the assistance that your loved one needs to remain living independently at home. A visiting carer can help your loved one with various tasks such as personal care, mobility support, administering medication, or helping with household chores. Visiting care offers a great alternative to residential nursing care. Your loved one can remain living at home without the upheaval and stress of moving to a new living environment.
As dementia specialists, we understand that the symptoms of dementia can evolve quickly and require different care approaches. People with dementia often show a broad range of physical and behavioural symptoms and this can make caregiving complex. For that reason, we always suggest seeking support from a dementia specialist who has been trained in dementia care. With our support, your loved one can continue to live safely and independently at home.
As one of the UK’s leading home care providers, our home care in Peterborough team boasts unrivalled expertise in dementia care. We use our knowledge of the care industry to create customised support plans that are tailored to the specific needs of your loved one. We will always take the time to understand your situation and create a unique care solution that will support you and your family.
Our Peterborough team specialises in home care and provide two types of care: visiting care and live-in care. Visiting care starts from several days a week and can be tailored to the needs of your loved one. A carer will visit your loved one at a time that is convenient for them and provide one-to-one support with their daily activities. Live-in care means that your loved one will receive around-the-clock support from a team of fully-trained carers. Full-time care is usually the best option if your loved one has complex needs and requires regular care and support.
We know that deciding how to care for a loved one with dementia can be a difficult task, but we’re here to help you through the process. Our carers will get to know you and your family and explain the different care options to you. If you would like to start the process of arranging dementia care, then get in contact with our friendly team. Our customer service advisors are available to take your call 24/7 and they are always happy to help. You can also pop into your local branch to meet the team and discuss dementia home care. We also offer live in care in Peterborough.