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.
For over 30 years, Helping Hands has been providing professional and compassionate home care that allows people to carry on living the lives they want to lead. We understand that it can be daunting to seek out home care support, especially if a loved one has more complex needs or lives with a dementia condition such as Alzheimer’s. But we’re here to help.
Our Rochdale carers are fully trained to be there as and when they’re needed, whether that’s for shorter care calls throughout the week, or more comprehensive full-time live-in care to ensure there’s someone on hand round-the-clock. We care about making sure your loved ones get precisely the support they most need, when they need it. We can help with practical tasks like personal care, errands and domestic activities, but are also on call to manage medications or assist with mobility around the home.
You get to create a dementia care plan that fits around your loved one’s needs. Because dementia is progressive, your loved one will need increased care as the condition progresses. No two people experience dementia symptoms in the same way, however, so we take care to really get to know your loved one and ensure we’re supporting them at the stage they’re in. They’ll feel safe and able to live independently at home, while you gain peace of mind that they are well looked after.
Many of the elderly people we serve experience memory issues of some kind, so our carers are experienced at dealing with these situations. All personal care services are provided by our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered office Helping Hands West Manchester, so you can rest assured you’re receiving care that is safe and effective.
While moving to a residential home remains a popular option for those living with dementia, we believe a far greater quality of life is possible when care is tailored to fit your loved one’s needs. Home care offers private, one-to-one support where your loved one feels most at ease: in their own home.
Those living with dementia can find a drastic and sudden move away from home very unsettling. Staying in the home they love means they can maintain all their comforting, familiar routines in an environment that suits their daily habits. Our carers work around your loved one – whether it’s help getting on with normal community activities or a simple word of encouragement and assurance in difficult times, the care your loved on receives will adapt to fit their changing needs.
Dementia can present itself with a wide range of behavioural, cognitive, physical and emotional symptoms that not only vary from person to person but can change within a single person from day to day. This is why we believe it’s so important to have care that is responsive and compassionate. In a residential home, seniors often see a completely different carer every day, which means there’s little continuity of care or a sense of trust and stability.
With a carer who takes the time to cultivate a genuine relationship with your loved one, however, they’ll feel far more at ease and know that someone is there to give them undivided attention and support.
Our carers have received extensive and award-winning training to ensure they’re providing quality care to a very high standard. They understand just how important it is to maintain a sense of routine and familiarity, and can even step in to play beneficial memory and cognitive games, or encourage active conversation to keep the mind busy.
Dementia can be distressing at times, but our carers are skilled at offering emotional support and encouragement when it’s needed. At Helping Hands, we believe that care is about so much more than practical assistance – it’s about doing whatever we can to enable your loved ones to live happy, fulfilled and safe lives, exactly as they want to live them.
When it comes to supporting a loved one with dementia, it’s worth taking the time to select care of the highest possible standard. If you’re considering seeking the assistance of a Helping Hands carer, get in touch with one of our friendly customer advisors and we’ll be happy to chat with you about your loved one’s needs and how we can help.