Wolverhampton dementia support from Helping Hands
Being diagnosed with dementia is quite a lot to come to terms with. For the individual, they are getting used to having problems with their memory and becoming confused more often, as well as their family adjusting to the changes in their loved one. There’s lots to consider, which for many, can be quite bewildering, particularly when it comes to finding the right care solution for your loved one. That’s where our Helping Hands team in Wolverhampton can step in.
A local care manager will meet with all of you and create a support plan that is completely bespoke to you, so that all of your existing routines are maintained and you can remain living as independently as possible at home.Request a callback Email us
Why dementia home care is a good option
Dementia home care has a wide range of benefits, starting with the fact that you’re able to stay in the place where you feel most content and happy, surrounded by familiar possessions, photographs and even a spouse or pet: your own home. We’ll fit in seamlessly around you, so that you can still keep your house looking clean and tidy, tend to your plants and keep up with your favourite TV programmes, just with an extra helping hand along the way.
Being able to stay living in your own home can be a more preferred option than moving into residential care. Not only will you have to leave loved ones behind if you move into a care home, but there’ll also be set mealtimes, activities and waking and sleeping times, which may not fit in with how you like to live your life. With dementia care at home, you can still stay connected to your local community and friends, choose when you want to get up in the morning and what you’d like to eat, whilst building a rapport with the same small group of carers who will get to know you personally and exactly how you like things done.
Dementia care services tailored to you
There are seven stages of dementia, whereby the first stages tend to manifest itself in an individual forgetting certain words for things or perhaps becoming confused in unfamiliar places. As they progress further into their condition, you may notice that their symptoms worsen, and they need extra support in and around the home to keep on top of domestic duties and with activities of daily living. With visiting care, local carers can check in on your loved one with regular calls throughout the week, bringing them their shopping, helping them to attend appointments and ensuring their home is clean and tidy, whilst checking that they’re safe and well.
For more intensive support during the later stages of their condition, it may be more suitable for them to have dementia live-in care for 24-hour assistance. With a dedicated carer living with them to help with personal care, medication, nutrition and companionship, you can all rest assured that your loved one has the right level of care for them, day and night.
Qualified dementia carers in Wolverhampton
As with all of our teams at Helping Hands, our Wolverhampton branch is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who monitor our service for its safety, efficacy and responsiveness. In addition to this, they ensure we are providing the relevant training for our carers, new and existing, so that all of our customers receive the appropriate support for them and their health care needs.
With this in mind, we have created specialist dementia training that is delivered by our in-house teams to all of our carers and as regular refresher courses throughout the year. Created in line with the CQC and recommendations from the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), our in-depth training programme covers the different types of dementia, the effects of the condition, supporting families and the symptoms of dementia.
Contact us for dementia support
If your loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia or you are seeking a different care provider that specialises in dementia care, contact us today. Our friendly customer care advisors will talk to you over the phone about your current situation and how we can help, arranging a home meeting with a member of the Wolverhampton team once you’re happy to proceed.