A consistent routine and familiar surroundings are recognised as crucial elements in ensuring the stability of dementia sufferers. If a family member is struggling and you would prefer not to put them in residential care, Care24SEVEN can help. Our expert carers understand the importance of consistency to enable as peaceful a time as possible for your loved one in day to day life. Our Live-in Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care service can be particularly useful for clients with more advanced cases of Dementia and Alzheimers.
We select carers with solid experience in dealing with Dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers and ensure that there is an absolute minimum of disruption for our clients with these conditions.
Every case is different please call us for advice as you determine the best solution for your loved ones.
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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
Whilst there is no effective cure for either dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, treatment is increasing rapidly in the way that it approaches those with such difficult conditions. Two key features are:
- a consistent routine
- remaining in familiar surroundings.
These deliver stability as well as allowing the maximum contribution to well-being for both the individual and their loved ones.
Care24SEVEN provides expert carers to help families maintain normal life as far as possible. Because both conditions are progressive, we offer both visiting and live-in care provision to allow every family to support their loved one through every stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
How to Choose the Best Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care in 6 Steps
Finding the right home care provider is a vital decision to the health and emotional robustness of the whole family. Here’s a list of key considerations to help you find just the right dementia and Alzheimer’s care:
- Write a list of care needs and how you expect them to be met. Vague ideas such as ‘personal care’ are not as useful as clear statements like ‘assisting with washing, dressing and applying ointment for dry skin’
- Check this list with other people – you may be missing the obvious, like time for yourself to have a break!
- Use this list to discuss specific needs with the care provider during your initial call. This helps them to provide a shortlist of carers who can really meet the stated needs.
- Where possible,interview the potential providers in your home environment. If you prepare a list of questions in advance you’ll get the best perspective on care providers and be able to relax and get to know them without worrying about whether you’ve remembered to ask all the right things.
- Ask about references. Where possible, talk to others who have worked with the agency.
- Once you’ve settled on a home care service provider, give them all the information you can. The more they know about the person they are caring for, the more supportive and personalised their care can be. Allowing the care provider to understand when the person they are caring for is remembering something from the distant past can help them form a better bond. Significant memories, especially music and hobbies, often remain strong in otherwise confused individuals, and sharing this with the carer can enable a richer and more enjoyable experience, as well as allowing the carer to engage with the person they are caring for. Remember to include preferences and aversions, as well as names, memories and activities – we do everything we can to bring affirmative, life-enhancing experiences to the people we care for, and the more you tell us, the more able we are to do that for your loved one.