There are many different types of dementia affecting around 850,000 people in the UK, and can include memory loss, disorientation and confusion as well as difficulties with thinking, problem-solving and language skills. They may also experience difficulty in completing daily tasks and can experience significant changes in behaviour. Dementia care at home works to provide practical support and care for those with the condition in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes while helping them to retain as much control over their lives as possible.
The continuity of routine, home environment and one-to-one care and attention from a live-in dementia carer can provide profound benefits to quality of life. Here you can find out more about questions you may have, such as “what is dementia care at home?”, or how to apply for dementia home care for yourself or a loved one.
What is dementia care at home?
Clients with dementia need a great deal of reassurance and support so as to alleviate feelings of isolation and to help them feel more oriented. With full-time one-to-one care in the home, the quality of life, both for those with the condition and for their families, is greatly enhanced and provides a much loved alternative to leaving the familiar surroundings of home and moving into a care facility.
A dementia home care plan is carefully tailored to the individual needs of the client, including an assessment of specific symptoms that are being experienced. By conducting a full home assessment while working with clients, their families, their GPs and other healthcare professionals, we are able to provide a completely personalised dementia care plan that meets the specific needs of the individual.
Corinium Care prides itself on the quality of its training in dementia care, which is an important part of the training programme provided for all of our live-in carers. Our fully trained carers move in to the home of the client living with dementia and provide full-time care and support according to the personalised care plan. This allows families to be safe in the knowledge that their relative’s days will be as free of anxiety as possible under the expert care of a patient and understanding professional.
A live-in dementia carer is always around to reassure, remind and assist to ensure that daily tasks are maintained, such as taking medication. Our carers also help clients to create memory boxes and scrapbooks, including sentimental items and photographs, to help stimulate memories.
Confusion and disorientation
Personalised live-in care is nurtured through familiarity and understanding, meaning our carers assist clients with calendar management and getting to where they need to go, while reassuring any fears when unsure about where they should be or what they need to do.
Help around the home
A live-in dementia carer will focus primarily on the medical needs of clients, although they are also on hand to provide help around the home, assisting with basic daily tasks that the client may struggle with whilst giving enough freedom so as to allow them to retain control over their daily lives.
Apply for live-in dementia home care
For many of our clients and their families, being able to stay in their own home for as long as possible, surrounded by familiar things can help reconcile them to the uncertain future that dementia brings.
You can find out more about how to apply for dementia home care here, or if you’d like to talk to someone about the option of live-in dementia care at home for someone, please call 01453 839290 and a member of our friendly head-office team will be happy to help.
If you would like to apply to be a live-in dementia carer, click here to start your application.