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.
Helping Hands has been a leader in the home care industry for more than 30 years, and with many of our customers experiencing some form of memory loss, we understand the extra care needs that come with dementia. We also know that it can be more than a little daunting at first to seek out care for a loved one living with dementia – but we’re here to help.
Dementia is a progressive condition, meaning the right care plan will need to be able to adapt according to the person’s needs as they evolve over time. What’s more, no two people will experience the physical, cognitive, behavioural or emotional symptoms of dementia in quite the same way. This is why it’s so important to devise a care plan that truly fits the individual.
At Helping Hands, our dedicated Stroud carers offer tailored dementia care that’s most needed, when it’s needed. Whether that’s more intermittent visits throughout the week, numerous care calls throughout the same day, or even full-time live-in care, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the support they need. What matters is that they feel empowered to live the happy, independent lives they want to live, on their own terms.
Our carers can help with anything from housework, meal prep and mobility to organising medication, running errands and personal care. We’ll match your loved one with a carer you can trust to be there when they’re needed. Because dementia can sometimes present unique challenges and can vary day by day, our carers understand how important it is to be flexible and compassionate, doing all they can to improve your loved one’s quality of life.
While moving to residential care home is an option, it may not be all that suitable for every individual with dementia, who can find the experience overwhelming and very confusing. Receiving care in the comfort and privacy of home can make your loved one feel happier and more at ease. And while those in residential care homes will receive attention from a different member of staff every day, Helping Hands will pair your loved one with a single compatible carer who can offer continuity of care and a feeling of familiarity and routine.
In our experience, those living with dementia can find enormous comfort and reassurance in being in familiar surroundings and maintaining all their usual routines and habits. Our carers take the time to get to know your loved one, so they understand exactly how to support their safety and wellbeing, all while fitting in around their unique lifestyle.
All personal care services are provided by our Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered office Helping Hands Cheltenham & Gloucester, so you can rest assured that your loved one is receiving care of the highest standard. We’re routinely monitored for safety and efficacy, and we’re proud of not only our many accreditations but the positive testimonials from happy customers that we’ve gathered over the years.
Dementia conditions can vary considerably from person to person, but they can also vary within a single person, changing even moment by moment. A one-size-fits-all care approach will not be sensitive to your loved one’s unique needs and preferences. At Helping Hands, your loved one’s care plan is tailored to them, and can be changed over time to reflect the stage they’re in.
We have recruited a range of carers who all differ in their interests and personalities, but they have all received background screening, Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificates and thorough training. We prioritise matching your loved one with a carer who will really understand them and take the time to form a genuine connection. Our carers can offer a kind word and friendly chat over a cup of tea, they can play stimulating memory games to keep your loved one’s mind active, or even assist them as they carry on with all their ordinary activities in the community.
At Helping Hands, we don’t just say we care – we really do care. If you’re considering seeking out care for a loved one, our specialist customer care team is here and listening – we’ll be happy to chat about your loved one’s needs and what our carers can do to make a difference in their life.