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Dementia care in York

York dementia support from Helping Hands

Dementia is a term to describe a range of different symptoms that arise from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia or frontotemporal lobe dementia. It is now affecting over 850,000 people across the UK, but with support from a care provider such as Helping Hands York, we can help you or a loved one to ‘live well’ with the condition, as opposed to ‘suffer from’.

Although there is no cure for the condition, there is plenty that our friendly carers can do in order to keep your loved one feeling safe, comforted and cared for in a way that is unique to them and their specific needs. For anyone living with dementia, it is also of high importance that their routine is maintained as much as possible to avoid extra confusion and upset. With this in mind, we ensure that we get to know you, your needs and preferences at your initial care meeting and throughout your journey with us, so that everything is completely tailored to you and your requirements.

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Why dementia home care is a good option

A diagnosis of dementia can cause lots of worry and concern not only for the individual diagnosed but for their family members and friends too. Choosing dementia home care means that some of this worry and anxiety can be lessened by knowing that there is professional and friendly support in place that meets your loved ones’ needs. Not only that, but they won’t have the stress and upheaval of moving into residential care; instead, they can receive the right support and assistance they need all from the comfort of their own home.

Dementia home care is a great option for anyone living with a condition related to dementia because we can alter your care to fit in around you. As dementia generally progresses in stages, having flexible care allows you to have total reassurance that your care needs will always be catered for.

Dementia care services tailored to you

Our dementia care service in York covers care right from the early stages of dementia all the way to the later stages, where you may need round-the-clock care. You may want to begin with several hourly visits throughout the week to have someone pop in and check that you’re okay and perhaps help you with some household duties and attending any appointments you need to get to – whether that’s going to the doctors or getting your hair cut.

As time goes by, you may need more detailed care on a regular basis, helping you throughout the day with personal care, taking medication and keeping you safe in and around your home. You may opt for 24-hour live-in care, which can provide the extra reassurance you and your loved ones may prefer, knowing that there is always a carer there on hand to provide you with assistance and assurance, day or night.

Qualified dementia carers in York

To ensure that we can provide quality dementia care, every single one of our carers receive detailed training in dementia. This consists of understanding different types of dementia, the seven stages of dementia, supporting the physical and emotional elements of dementia and holistic support for both the individual and their loved ones.

As dementia specialists, we are closely aligned with the Dementia Action Alliance, an organisation that promotes the latest and safest practices in dementia care, ensuring that anyone living with dementia is cared for in a way that is meaningful to them. Our York team is also regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the governing body for care in England. They make sure that we provide appropriate training for our carers, look after all of our customers appropriately and provide safe and responsive care.

Contact us for dementia support

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia or you’d like to consider dementia home care as an alternative option to a nursing home, call our team of customer care specialists today. They will listen to your current situation and any concerns that you have, and be able to talk you through the different options available to you.

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