Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of health conditions that cause problems with memory, behaviour and cognition. There are over 100 different types of dementia – from Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia to frontotemporal dementia and Pick’s disease – all with varying symptoms, which is why it’s important to ensure you get the right type of care and support for you or a loved one. Our experienced and professional home care Swansea team can provide dementia home care that’s as individual as you are and that caters to all of your symptoms and needs, giving you all the reassurance that you have tailored care for your specific condition. We also offer Live in Care in Swansea.
Being at home is where we all feel at our most content and safest. We’re surrounded by familiar possessions, photographs and may even live with a spouse or pet. For someone living with dementia, home comforts are more important than ever, particularly if they have lived in their home for most of their adult life. It will help them to feel secure and at ease whilst coping with the memory loss and confusion that they are likely to experience at some point in their diagnosis. With home care for dementia, your loved one can remain living in their own home, with additional support to keep them safe and ensure they ‘live well’ with dementia, rather than ‘suffer from’.
The great benefit of dementia home care is that you have autonomy of what you’d like to do and when; you choose what time you like to get up in the morning, what you’d like to have for breakfast and what activity you’d like to do in the afternoon. Perhaps you want to visit friends, or you might just want to tend to your garden but need support to do so. Our friendly care workers in Cardiff will help you do just that, allowing you to maintain your independence with dignity.
With a bespoke service, we can deliver dementia care from as little as 30-minute visits per week to pop in and check that your loved one is okay, make them a cup of tea and run the vacuum round. This is a great way for you to have peace of mind that your loved one is getting the right support if you live in a different town or county from them. If there are any changes or concerns, you’ll be the first to know from our Swansea team.
As an individual progresses through the different stages of dementia, they may need additional support round-the-clock with personal care, mobility assistance, prompting with medication and someone to complete domestic duties around their home. Live-in dementia care provides 24-hour, one-to-one support for someone with dementia who needs regular assistance with all aspects of daily living. A dedicated care worker that will live with them and will be available to support them day and night, with a relief care worker covering the main care worker’s breaks and rest times. Not only will there be a constant source of care and support, but live-in care workers will get to know your loved one personally, too, so they will most likely end up becoming more like a friend or extended member of the family.
Our Swansea team are regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), the governing body for care in Wales, who ensure we are providing a safe, effective and responsive service. They also check the training we deliver to our care workers to ensure that it adheres to the latest and safest industry standards. To do this, we provide in-house training for all of our new and existing care workers, with an entire module dedicated to dementia care. Within this module, care givers learn about the seven stages of the condition, different types of dementia, supporting families and the physical and emotional affects of dementia. We also ensure that there are regular refresher sessions for all of our care workers and branch staff so that they are always up to date with their dementia care.
If you’re thinking about arranging dementia care for a loved one living in Swansea or the surrounding areas, get in touch with us today. We can talk you through the different options available to you and book a home visit with a member of the local team who will come and get to know you better and begin building your personalised support plan.