Dementia Care at Home Services
Let us put your mind at ease with dedicated, tailored care for you or your loved one living with dementia.
Seeing a loved one struggle with dementia can be upsetting. However, at Abbots Care, our specialist dementia care service is here to ensure you receive the very best care at home, so that you and your loved one can enjoy the things that matter.
There are many different types of dementia, and our specialist dementia carers are highly trained and experienced with each type. We are a family-run home care organisation and the care service we offer our customers is bespoke and tailored to the needs of each individual. The high standards of care and support we give our customers is the same we would expect for our own families and we are proud to offer CQC rated Outstanding home care services. Our specialist dementia carers are expertly trained at our training academy and are here to support you and your loved one physically and emotionally on your journey.
We offer local dementia home care services across all of our branches, and home care visits vary between as little as half an hour each day, through to having a round-the-clock live-in carer. We can also provide emergency dementia respite care if your regular carer needs a break. Get in touch today to find out more about how we can help you and your family with our dementia care services.
Call us on 0330 094 5511
What is Dementia?
Dementia is the term for a range of similar progressive conditions that affect the normal functioning of the brain. The brain functions by sending and receiving messages from nerve cells, or neurones. Dementia causes these nerve cells to deteriorate, making it harder for the brain to function normally.
Types of dementia
There are six main types of dementia, each with their own causes and symptoms:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies
- Frontotemporal Dementia
- Mixed Dementia
- Young-Onset Dementia
- Vascular Dementia
Dementia can affect people in different ways, but a few of the most common symptoms are:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty communicating
- Mood swings
- Becoming confused easily
- Difficulty with numbers
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced attention span
- Disinterest in socialising
Although there is no cure for dementia, it can be managed with the right care and support at home and in the community. Our dementia care specialists are expertly trained to help those living with dementia lead fullfilling and rewarding lives, as well as supporting the wider family who are impacted by it.
Why choose Dementia Home Care?
Choosing home care over a dementia care home enables your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and close to friends and family, which will help keep them reassured and feeling safe. We know that every situation is different, which is why our dementia home care services are tailored specifically to each one of our customers’ individual needs.
We also understand that circumstances change over time, so we make it easy to adapt your care services to suit your situation. Many of our customers choose to make the transition from visiting care to domiciliary care over time, to ensure their loved ones are always receiving the appropriate levels of care.
Our approach to Dementia Care
Seeing a loved one struggle with dementia can be incredibly hard. At Abbots Care, we offer compassionate care that is built around the needs of our customers. Whether it’s little and often visiting care to help out with a few daily tasks, or domiciliary care you can depend on, our dementia carers are passionate about providing excellent levels of care.
Consistency is important with dementia, so we work to match up your loved one with a regular carer, to allow them to see a familiar friendly face and feel safe and secure.
How to care for someone with Dementia
In the earlier stages of dementia, everyday tasks can still be completed fairly easily. As dementia progresses, your loved one may need some extra assistance with things like cooking meals, cleaning and going out.
However, if you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, it’s important to make them feel valued. Ask them to help you with various activities like laying the table and doing the weekly food shop to get them engaged and active.
Dementia memory aids
Memory aids can really help your loved one to continue to find their way around the house easily. Placing labels on cupboards and drawers with a note on what’s inside, as well as labelling doors with which room they lead to can really help to keep your loved ones feeling comfortable at home and reduce confusion.
People living with dementia can still live full and enjoyable lives, and there are lots of things you can do to help them remain active – both mentally and physically. At home, try encouraging them to help you with puzzle-based activities like jigsaws, or even crosswords. Try to frequently talk about their life experiences and memories, and use photos to help the recognise friends and family members.
You could also look out for dementia-friendly activity groups or classes, such as dance, tai chi and swimming, that can enable your loved one to continue to have an active lifestyle. Taking your loved one to visit attractions such as sensory gardens or following woodland trails can also help to keep them engaged while also lifting their mood.
We understand that caring for your loved one is important to you, but it can also be a lot to manage alone. At Abbots Care, we are there for you if you need a little extra help with any aspect of dementia care, and we can work with you to create a care package that suits everyone.
How much does Dementia Care cost?
Our care services start from £21 per hour* depending on the complexity of care required. We believe everyone is entitled to the highest level of care and compassionate, so we conduct a thorough assesment to formualate a tailored plan of care for you or your loved on. Get in touch today to speak to one of our care experts to find out how we can help.
Find Dementia Care Services
We provide our high-quality care services throughout the south and southeast of England, with Abbots Care branches in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Dorset. Find your nearest Abbots Care branch today to arrange a free assessment.
Become a Dementia Carer
A career in care can be incredibly rewarding. At Abbots Care, we provide nationally-recognised training and qualifications to help you begin your career as a carer. Head to our Abbots Care Jobs section to find out more about how you can benefit from our training courses, as well as our available dementia care jobs.
Get in touch
Arrange your free assessment or speak to one of our specialist advisors by calling us on 0330 094 5511, or fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will be in touch.