There are more than 50 million people diagnosed with dementia across the globe. The condition usually develops in people over the age of 65, but it can affect people of any age. Dementia can cause a broad range of physical and behavioural symptoms and these can change quickly as the condition progresses. Having a family member diagnosed with dementia can be devastating, but you must remember that there is fantastic support available. At Helping Hands, we have been supporting people with dementia for over 30 years. We believe that people with dementia should maintain their independence and live life on their terms. There is nothing to stop a person with dementia from living a safe, comfortable, and fulfilled life with the right support. Our dementia carer services can help you and your family take back control and overcome the challenges of dementia.
Our Shrewsbury care team has more than 30 years of experience in dementia care. Helping Hands carers offer the highest standards of dementia care as a result of our award-winning training, which is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Care Inspectorate of Wales (CIW). The program features rigorous training and assessments in the field of dementia care. Helping Hands carers are carefully selected based on their personalities, skills, and expertise. We always used permanent staff, never temporary. Many of our carers choose to earn additional dementia qualification to expand their skills and expertise in the field of dementia care. Our care team is making a real difference in Shrewsbury – and nationwide – by helping people with dementia live independently in the place they know and love – their home.
Our expertise in dementia care means that we know how stressful a change of scenery can be for someone with dementia. This is why we focus on providing home care support. Your loved one can remain in their home and community while being surrounded by familiar comforts. Our carers will learn your loved one’s patterns and routines and adapt to their lifestyle. Home care is a great alternative to residential care and has become the preferred option for many families. When you choose home care, your loved one can avoid the stress and upheaval of moving to a residential care home.
Most people diagnosed with dementia require care as the condition progresses. You may notice that a loved one is struggling with their daily activities and routines. This might cause you to become concerned about their health and safety. In this situation, we can arrange for a fully trained carer to provide home support. A home carer can help your loved one with a wide range of tasks. This might include personal care, running errands and shopping, housework, and administering medication. We place special importance on independence and our carers will encourage your loved one to do tasks independently where possible. Helping Hands carers are also trained to offer encouragement and emotional support. Regular visits from a one-to-one carer can provide much-needed socialisation and interaction for a person with dementia.
We understand that everyone is different and we will always take the time to get to know your loved one and their needs. Our care team will apply their knowledge and expertise to provide care that is tailored to the needs and preferences of your loved one. Helping Hands carers are renowned dementia experts and will develop a dementia support plan that is customised to your loved one. We can arrange visiting care as well as full-time support. Live-in care is a great option if your loved one has intensive care needs. A team of fully-qualified carers will remain on-site to ensure that your loved one receives support whenever they need it. Your care plan will be reviewed regularly and updated to ensure the best possible care.
We understand that it can be extremely difficult to trust someone new with the care of a loved one. We will do everything within our power to make the experience easier for you and your family. If you would like to start the process of arranging dementia care or have any questions, then please give us a call. Our customer advisors are here to take your call 24 hours, 7 days a week and they are always happy to help. You can also pop into your local branch to meet the care team and discuss our home care services.