Find out how care at home can help provide vital support and help in the home for those living with dementia. Dementia care in your own home avoids a traumatic move into a care home.
A change in daily routines and surroundings can be a really big deal to somebody living with dementia. It can be not only daunting, but even traumatic in some instances. For this reason, more families than ever before are choosing care at home instead of residential care. This is so their beloved family member can stay in the place familiar to them but in safety.
Care at home is provided by experienced carers who will have worked with some of the 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK. Whether you are trying to find long-term live-in care support, or perhaps carers who visit and provide help with certain tasks, there will be a care agency out there who can provide you with those services. Carers specialising in dementia care are there to help their clients with the many challenges associated with dementia and all the different symptoms it can bring.
There are many different types of dementia, and different stages of the disease, so the importance of an individually selected carer and a tailored care programme is so important in helping your loved one to maintain their quality of life.
Specially Trained Carers
The best care agencies provide their staff with special training to care for people with dementia. Although experience is important, ongoing training makes all the different too. After all, caring for somebody with dementia can be a pleasure, but it does come with unique challenges. The best care agencies support their staff fully, ensuring that they are always confident in their abilities, and there to provide support if they need extra help, advice or training.
Not only should carers be full trained and supported by their agencies, but they should also be experts in providing the best possible services with a specific focus on dementia care. They should also be passionate about making their clients life easier and providing the social interaction that can make all the difference. Care should be individual to the client, with a plan tailor made to suit the client and their ever-changing needs.
The Importance Of Staying At Home
It is essential to recognise the importance of the familiar surroundings of home to somebody with dementia. A home isn’t just bricks and mortar, it is a place that represents many memories that are deeply treasured by the client and their family. When a person with dementia is cared for in their own home environment they get consistent care, which is also important – the same person doing the same activities with them every day. Even more importantly, they can remain safe in their own home when a carer is living with them. One of the turning points for many people with dementia is when it advances to the stage where families become concerned about safety. With at-home care, both the client and their family can take comfort in the knowledge that they are completely safe with no need for the trauma of relocation.
If you or a family member have dementia and need to start looking at care options, why not get in touch to learn more about the quality of life you can continue to enjoy in your own home. A dementia diagnosis does not mean your only option is to eventually move to a care home. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call for advice on 0330 311 2906.