Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can feel like your world has shattered, for both you and your loved ones, however a diagnosis is just the beginning of a long journey that will see ups and downs but doesn’t ultimately mean you can’t continue to live well. When you’re diagnosed, however expected the outcome might have been, you will naturally start to think about the future and the effect your dementia will have on your ability to care for yourself long-term. It’s unlikely you will need full-time care early in your dementia journey but it’s important to have conversations with your loved ones early when it comes to making sure your wishes are carried out for the entirety of your care at home. If you’re finding this difficult then the compassionate Wrexham care team can support you through the process and advise you on your care options.
Remaining in your own home for your dementia care is a positive alternative to moving into a residential or nursing home, because by being in comforting and familiar surroundings you will hopefully be less anxious and confused in your day-to-day life. Staying close by your loved ones who you may have shared a home with for decades, as well as precious pets or items of importance, means that you get daily reminders of the life you’ve lived and can make better sense of the world around you. Having a carer regularly visit your home or live-in with you also ensures that your loved ones get the support they need and a chance for a break every day, as you will be cared for expertly by a company who’s supported people living with dementia for over 30 years.
Regardless of the type of dementia you’re living with, be it Alzheimer’s, vascular, or another one of the over 100 different types, your main concern will be that you get to live your best life possible at all times, which usually means remaining in the home that is familiar and comforting to you. Our carers can support you on either a visiting care or live-in care basis, meaning that they can be with you as often or infrequently as you need them, and they will be by your side every step of the way along your dementia journey. At the start, you may find an occasional visit is helpful, whether they take care of housework or support you to go for an enjoyable walk around your neighbourhood, but as things progress you and your loved ones may appreciate the reassurance of a carer living in with you and their ability to care for you around the clock.
All of our carers undergo extensive dementia training before they meet their customers, ensuring that they have a good level of understanding of your condition and ability to support you in the most appropriate ways. At Helping Hands, we only choose people to become our carers if they’re naturally compassionate, patient and empathetic, but these qualities are especially important when supporting people who are living with dementia. We’re accredited by the Dementia Action Alliance, thanks to our ongoing dedication to promoting the wellbeing of people living with dementia, and our commitment to ensuring they get to live their best lives possible in their own homes is bolstered by our full regulation by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales.
If you would like to learn more about how we could be supporting you or a loved one to live well with dementia in the Wrexham area, contact our customer care team today or seven days a week. Alternatively, contact us via our website where we’ll be happy to call you back.