With over 850,000 people in the UK living with some form of dementia, it is more important than ever that the right support is available for those who want to stay at home. After all, our homes are where we feel most comfortable and where we are close to loved ones and the local community. With dementia home care from Helping Hands Taunton, we can provide one-to-one care that’s tailored to you and your needs, keeping you safe and content in the comfort of your own home so you don’t have to move into residential care.
Dementia may start with symptoms that aren’t even that noticeable to others at first – struggling with the odd word here and there or becoming confused when you are in an unfamiliar place. But as the condition progresses, the symptoms become more pronounced and you may notice that your loved one forgets to do things around the home, has difficulty dressing themselves and is unable to leave their home unaccompanied. This is when you may decide that they need extra support at home to help them with everyday activities and ensure they are safe and well.
The great thing about dementia home care is just that – it’s care at home where the individual is surrounded by all of their beloved possessions and possibly within the company of a spouse, partner or pet. As dementia specialists, we understand the importance of keeping to routines, and staying at home can really help with that. You can decide what time you get up in the morning, what you have for breakfast and how you want to spend your day, all with the assistance of one of our friendly carers in Taunton.
Our expert carers can help with a variety of different elements of care needs that can arise from a dementia diagnosis. We’ll be there to help with tidying the house, taking out the bins and putting on the washing, as well as helping your loved one getting to and from the shops, preparing meals and being a valuable source of companionship on the good and bad days.
If you find that your loved one needs more regular support, 24-hour live-in care may be the solution you’re looking for. A carer will live with them in their home to provide 24-hour support throughout the day and night should they require, with a relief carer on hand to cover breaks and rests. Not only will you all have peace of mind that your loved one has round-the-clock care, but they will have a carer that has been selected to match their care needs and personality, which will give them even more comfort and reassurance.
As with all of our care teams across England and Wales, our Taunton branch are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulating body for care. This ensures that we are adhering to industry standards and providing a safe, effective and responsive care service to all of our customers, as well as looking after our carers by giving them the right support and training.
All of our carers are provided with in-house training that covers all elements of dementia care – from supporting families, understanding and caring for the different symptoms of the condition, the different types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia and the seven stages of dementia.
If your loved one needs extra support at home and they’re living with dementia in or around Taunton, get in touch with us today. Our experienced customer care team will be there to talk through the current situation that your loved one is in and the best way forward with our local care team.