Dementia is a widespread health condition that is likely to affect most of us during our lives. Contrary to popular belief, dementia can develop in people of all ages and is not a natural part of ageing. Being diagnosed with dementia can have a massive physical and emotional impact on the person diagnosed, as well as their family and loved ones. Dementia is incurable, but many people with the condition continue to enjoy a high quality of life with the right support. We place a special focus on dementia care and believe people with dementia should be able to continue living in the place they feel most comfortable – their home and community.
Founded in 1989, Helping Hands boasts over 30 years of experience caring for people with dementia in St Albans and across the UK. Our carers complete award winning training which is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), so you can have confidence in the quality of our care services. Every Helping Hands carer is taught to understand the challenges of living and caring for someone with dementia. We are also a member of the Dementia Action Alliance which shows our commitment to improving the lives of those affected by the condition. Our carers are passionate about their roles and committed to helping people with dementia take back control and live on their terms.
Some people who are diagnosed with dementia are able to continue living independently. However, most people needed some extra support as the condition progresses. You might recognise that a family member with dementia starts to find their daily activities more strenuous. If this is the case, then a home carer can provide the specialist support that your loved one needs to remain living safely and comfortably at home. A visiting carer can assist your loved one with many tasks. This may include personal care, housekeeping services, mobility support, administering medication, or accompanying them at appointments. Our St Albans carers can also provide an excellent source of companionship and social interaction. Many of our carers form close bonds with the person they are caring for. Home care is a fantastic alternative to residential care. Your loved one can stay surrounded by familiar home comforts and avoid the stress of moving away from their beloved home.
Being dementia experts, we understand that the symptoms of dementia can change rapidly and require different care approaches. People with dementia often present a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms and this can make caregiving challenging. This is why we suggest seeking support from a dementia specialist who has been trained in dementia care.
We are proud to be one of the UK’s leading home care providers. Our St Albans home care team are experts in dementia care and have been supporting people with the condition for 30+ years. When you choose Helping Hands, we will create a customised care plan that has been tailored to the needs of your loved one. We will always take the time to get to know you and design a unique care package that will best support you and your family.
Our St Albans team offers two types of home care: visiting care and live-in care. Visiting care starts from several days a week or we can arrange daily visits if your loved one needs regular assistance. A carer will visit your loved one’s home at a time that is convenient for them and provide the support that they need. Live-in care is the best option if your loved one needs around-the-clock support. A full-time support plan means that a team of fully-trained carers will be on-site to provide 24/7 care.
We know that choosing how to support a family member with dementia can be difficult, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Our carer team will take the time to learn about your situation and will explain the different care options to you. If you would like to start the process of arranging dementia care, then give our friendly team a call. Our customer service advisors are available 24/7 and they are always happy to help. You can also visit your local branch to meet the care team and have a chat about dementia home care.