There are roughly 850,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK. Dementia can cause a wide variety of physical, emotional, and behavioural symptoms. We appreciate how devastating it can be to have a loved one diagnosed with dementia, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. At Helping Hands, our carers have spent the last 30 years supporting people with the condition and we are renowned experts in dementia care. We are making a real difference in Ramsgate – and throughout the UK – by helping people live well, despite the challenges of dementia.
As one of the UK’s leading home care providers, our goal is to provide the highest standards of dementia care. Every Helping Hands carer in Ramsgate undergoes training that is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). The training doesn’t stop there as we offer regular refresher courses to keep our carers knowledge up to date. Many of our carers also opt to enrol in further qualifications to expand their expertise in dementia care. Our carers are trained to understand the challenges of living and caring for someone with dementia. This means you can have full confidence in the quality and standards of our home care services.
All of our carers are hand-picked following an intensive hiring and induction process. This checks that our carers have the skills and qualifications to provide outstanding care. We always use permanent care staff, never temporary carers. At Helping Hands, our carers are passionate about quality care and committed to helping people with dementia take back control and live on their terms.
Moving to a new living environment can cause someone with dementia to become extremely stressed and anxious. This is why we recommend caring for a loved one at home when possible. Our home care services offer a fantastic alternative to residential care. Your loved one will receive the specialist support they need and can remain living in the place they know and love – their home and community. This avoids the potential stress and upheaval of moving to a nursing facility.
Our home carers in Ramsgate can assist with a broad variety of activities such as cooking, housework, getting ready in the mornings, administering medication, and running errands. Our carers are also trained on how to provide companionship and emotional support to people with dementia. A carer will be matched to your loved one based on their interests and preferences. We always take this approach to caregiving as it encourages a strong rapport between our carers and the person they are caring for. Having regular social interaction and companionship has been linked to multiple health benefits, particularly in people with dementia.
We know that every customer’s care needs are different. We will always take the time to learn about your situation and get to know you and your family. Our home care plans are flexible and can be customised to the exact needs of your loved one. You have the option to choose visiting care which allows you to schedule care visits from several days per week. These visits will be arranged at a time that is convenient for your loved one. We also offer live-in care if your loved one needs more intensive, full-time support. When you choose live-in support, your loved one will receive around the clock assistance from a team of professionally trained carers. Whatever level of support you choose, your care plan will be monitored regularly and updated whenever your needs change. This flexibility will make sure that your loved one receives the best possible care.
As a family-run company, we understand that arranging dementia care for a loved one can be extremely difficult. We are here to support you every step of the way and we will ensure that your loved one receives the quality care that they deserve. If you would like to find out more about how our dementia carers can help, then please call our team today. Our friendly customer service advisors are available to talk 24/7 and they are always happy to help. You can also pop into your local branch to meet the team and discuss our dementia home care services in more detail.