Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is just the beginning of your journey, and at Helping Hands we can help you to live well with whichever form of the disease you have. There are over 100 different types of dementia, the most commonly diagnosed being Alzheimer’s, and the symptoms range from mild cognitive impairment to personality changes and other varying indications. The caring St Austell team are experts in supporting people who’ve been diagnosed with dementia, as well as their loved ones, and if you or a family member are struggling with a diagnosis or are worried about future care needs, you can chat to us about how we may be able to help.
Remaining in your own home for dementia care and support may not be the first thing you think of when it starts to become apparent that you can no longer manage on your own, however moving into residential care isn’t the right move for everyone and can have an adverse effect on both you and those around you. For instance, remaining in familiar and comforting surroundings is proven beneficial because you have beloved people, pets and possessions around you, which in itself can help to reduce confusion and associated anxiety. There are also the restrictions that care homes have to put on how many people can visit and when, whereas in your own home you won’t have to worry about that, nor waiting until the staff have time to get you up or feed you your meals. At home, you call the shots, and the care is always firmly centred around you.
Our visiting and live-in care services will both ensure that you receive the care you need in the home you love. Visiting care starts from just 30 minutes per week, meaning you’ll receive regular calls at times and durations to suit you, so that your carer can undertake every aspect of your daily routine. This can include medication, personal care, mobility, meal preparation, housework and so much more. Alternatively, you can have a carer actually reside in your home with you who will still provide the highest standards of care, with the added advantage of around the clock companionship too. Your care package will be tailored to your exact needs and will be accompanied by a personalised support plan that your carer will follow to ensure your care is delivered the way you want it to be.
Every carer in our St Austell care team has been selected to work for us because of their compassionate, empathetic personality. Our carers are well trained when they join us and have opportunities to develop their skills as time goes on and we also try to promote from within whenever we can. We look after our carers like this because we know it’ll motivate them to look after our customers as well as they can, and we’re proud of the fact they go above and beyond to ensure our customers live their best life possible with dementia. In addition, we’re fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, which gives you and your loved ones confidence that we’ll always deliver such excellent standards of care.
Discover more about our care services in St Austell and the surrounding area, call our friendly customer care team today, or seven days a week. Alternatively, contact us via our website and we’ll be happy to call you back.