Ashbourne Dementia Care

For individuals living with dementia, our Care Professionals can help them feel supported, cared for and safe within the comfort of their own home.

What is Dementia Care?

Dementia care is a specialised service that’s given to loved ones living with dementia. It involves a personalised care plan that’s tailored to their specific needs and preferences to help them manage and maintain their well-being and overall lifestyle.

Our Care Professionals are highly trained in dementia care, providing a bespoke service to help your loved one. We aim to meet their individual needs and care for them with kindness and compassion, ensuring they feel safe and happy with their care at home.

We understand dementia can be confusing, especially the different types of dementia that your loved one might have. That’s why we’re here to help and no matter the type of home care you need, our services are available to help with any situation and circumstance where you might need professional care for your loved one.

Our Guide from Kristy Bowles to learn more about dementia care.

What Dementia Care services are included in Ashbourne?

The dementia care services in Ashbourne that are provided by our Care Professionals prioritise your loved one’s health, making sure they are comfortable and cared for. Our specialised support often includes:

  • Help with daily tasks and activities: bathing, dressing, taking a shower, grooming, toileting, and eating.
  • Assistance with medication: setting reminders and giving medication on time.
  • Meal planning and preparation: helping cook and serve nutritious meals.
  • Help with light housekeeping tasks: hoovering, laundry and tidying up.
  • Becoming a friendly face: helping your loved one socialise and engage in meaningful activities, conversation and hobbies.
  • Checking for safety hazards: making sure your loved one is living in a safe and secure environment to prevent trips, falls or wandering.
  • Working with healthcare professionals: including doctors, nurses, and therapists, to ensure holistic care.
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Benefits of using Dementia Care in Ashbourne

Caring for someone with dementia can be tough, and that’s why getting help from trained professionals can make a big difference. Here’s why home-based dementia care can be so beneficial:

  • Familiar Environment: Staying at home allows individuals with dementia to stay living in a familiar setting, which can reduce confusion and anxiety.
  • Consistent Routine: Maintaining a regular routine in their own home can help manage dementia symptoms and provide a sense of stability and security.
  • One-on-One Attention: Our home care ensures that your loved one receives dedicated, undivided attention from their Care Professional, which can significantly improve their quality of life.
  • Improved Quality of Life: We can help maintain a better quality of life by encouraging your loved one to join in with activities they enjoy and by providing companionship.
  • Cost-Effective: Home care for dementia can often be more cost-effective than residential care facilities, so your loved one can receive the high-quality care they need, without the high costs of a care home.
  • Family Involvement: Our home services for dementia allows family members to remain closely involved in their loved one’s care, whilst providing respite for primary caregivers.
  • Flexibility: Dementia services can be tailored to fit your schedule and your loved one’s needs, offering flexibility and a personalised care programme.
  • Safety: Professional Carers can help make sure living environments are safe, reducing the risk of falls, trips and potential accidents.

When is Dementia Care necessary?

Dementia care becomes important when your loved one struggles to handle everyday tasks and maintain their quality of life.

As the condition progresses, memory issues and confusion can make living independently difficult and you might notice they’re having trouble with basic activities like bathing and eating, or they might get lost or wander. Changes in behaviour, mood swings, and problems managing medications or household chores are also signs that it’s time to consider Professional Care. When these challenges start affecting your loved one’s safety and well-being, we can help provide the support they need to stay comfortable and dignified.

You might also consider dementia care if you’re starting to feel the demands of caregiving yourself.  We understand that looking after someone with dementia can be really tiring and stressful, leading to caregiver burnout. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, unable to meet your loved one’s needs, or dealing with a lot of stress, it’s important to get professional help for both you and your loved one.

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Arranging Dementia Care in Ashbourne

We know it’s not an easy decision to make but if you’re thinking about arranging dementia care in Ashbourne, our friendly team of advisors can listen to your concerns and give you advice. You can call us on: 01538 372 179 or visit us in your local Ashbourne office:

First Floor Alexandra Mill,
Queen Street,
ST13 6LP

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