For those living with any form of dementia – whether that’s vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia or Alzheimer’s – it can be quite distressing and confusing. Getting used to your symptoms can be difficult for everyone involved, particularly when more recent memories start to fade and extra support is required for everyday activities. That’s where our home care Stoke-on-Trent team can step in. Our friendly and compassionate carers can provide the care and support that your loved one needs, whilst they remain living within the comfort of their own home.
Being cared for in your own home has many benefits if you have dementia; you’re involved with your support plan right from the get-go, having everything tailored to your existing routines and requirements. Not only can you stay living in your beloved home alongside a partner or spouse, but you don’t have to be told what time to get up or when you have to have your mealtimes like you would if you moved into a care home. If you’ve always been fiercely independent and like things done in a particular way, then dementia home care is ideal for you.
Our carers in Stoke-on-Trent will work closely with you and your loved ones to ensure that you have the right support for you, whether that’s assistance with maintaining a healthy diet, getting to and from day centres that specialise in dementia or being there during the evening and early hours to reassure your loved one if they’re confused with night and day. We also offer live in care in Stoke-on-Trent.
As dementia specialists, we understand how much your symptoms and behaviour can change from one moment to the next, as well as preparing for when you are less able to look after yourself as your condition progresses. That’s why we have a range of home care options that start from as little as 30 minutes per week, for when you’ve just been diagnosed with dementia and you need a friendly face to pop in and check on you once a day, help you tidy up and prepare a meal. Your support plan can be increased as and when you require, adding on additional visits throughout the day and even overnight calls if you struggle with sleep and anxiety during the early hours.
For the more advanced stages of dementia when you need help with personal care, medication and you are unsteady on your feet, 24-hour live-in care gives all of you the extra peace of mind that there is a carer constantly on hand to provide you with the care and assistance you may need, whatever the hour.
As members of the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), we ensure that all of our training and dementia care falls in line with the DAA’s guidelines of promoting the latest and safest practices in dementia care, so that your loved ones are supported with respect and dignity in their own home. In order to do this, we provide dementia training for all of our carers who join us and regular refresher sessions for our existing carers, so that they are all providing the most up-to-date dementia support.
Our Stoke-on-Trent branch is closely monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who regulate our service for efficacy, safety and responsiveness, as well as ensuring we are looking after our carers properly and are well-led.
If you’re looking for dementia home care for a loved one and they are living in the Stoke-on-Trent area, get in touch with us today. Our customer care advisors will go through the different options suitable for your loved one’s current situation and be able to organise a home visit from a member of the local team at a time convenient to you.