Dementia Care at Home Reading

We provide dementia care in and around Reading and surrounding areas to support people with dementia to live a happy, safe and shielded life in the comfort of their home.

We've helped thousands of families to stay safe, comfortable and happy at home. Whatever situation you're facing, or whatever the question is, Home Instead is here to help.

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At Home Instead Readingwe understand that change can be emotional and distressing for those living with dementia. 

If you have noticed your loved ones’ behaviour changing or you feel that they may not be safe to be left alone, looking into care options is the right thing to do. 

There are a couple of options available, such as:

Dementia Care at Home

This is where a Care Pro will come to your home to provide hourly care. Many of our clients enjoy the companionship of their Care Pro and take part in activities in the community.

Visiting care allows for a Care Pro to provide support and assistance when it’s needed most. Whether that be at meal times or throughout the day.

Live-in Dementia Care

Live-in dementia care is becoming increasingly popular as it’s a fantastic alternative for those who want longer periods of care without wanting to move into a residential care facility.

A Care Pro will reside in your home and provide care on a schedule around the times you feel are best. Live-in care is one of the safest care options available as it reduces contact with others and care is provided in the comfort of your own home. 

Residential Care Facilities and Dementia Care Homes 

There are specialist facilities available for those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. These homes and facilities have been adapted to support individuals with different needs and requirements.

Unlike hourly home care, dementia care homes have a number of others residing together in the facility making one-to-one care very limited.

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The Benefits of caring for people with dementia at home

  • Our relationship-centred approach enables our Care Pros to provide personalised care that:
  • Helps your loved one remain safe at home
  • Builds confidence and encourages engagement
  • Can provide nutritious meals and mealtime activities to encourage healthy eating
  • Creates opportunities for social interaction
  • Provides stimulating activities
  • Builds self-esteem and enhances physical strength
  • Helps to understand different behaviours and needs
  • Supports the family to help you take a break from some caring responsibilities.
  • You can rest assured that you will have the right team in place to look after your loved one with dementia.
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Knowing When to Get Help

The impact of dementia doesn’t just affect the elderly person with the condition. It will also impact the lives of their families. This is particularly true if you have become a family carer.

Naturally, we want to help and assist anyone we see having difficulties, but without the right help and information, it can become a little overwhelming as to where to start first. 

With conditions such as dementia, it can be challenging to understand what is happening, and as dementia progresses, you may notice all sorts of changes in your loved one’s behaviour.

Things such as memory loss, changes in actions, decline in socialising or activities, difficulties staying nourished, hydrated and keeping healthy.

Although there are common symptoms, dementia affects everyone differently and being a full-time carer can sometimes be very challenging. 

It’s common for family or friends who are carers to feel guilty for wanting to enjoy their life outside of the role of being a carer.

We know that having the right dementia care and support put in place allows both you and your loved one to enjoy a higher quality of life.

We understand that finding the right care for your loved one can become quite an overwhelming experience; that’s why we’re here to help. 

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Dementia Care at Home

Home Instead Reading is a little different to other care providers, we take the time to understand both you and the person with dementia and build a plan around your requirements.

All of our care is person-centred. This means that care is based on the needs of the individual rather than the service.

We get to know exactly what is required and carefully match a Care Pro with your loved one to ensure everyone is happy and that they get the best dementia care possible.

Matching our Care Pros with our clients has had an evident effect on improving the quality of life and health outcomes for individuals living with dementia.

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Our Care Pros Undergo Specialist Dementia Training

Home Instead created a unique dementia training programme that is accredited by City & Guilds, and a minimum of 10% of our Care Pros must achieve this qualification.

Once Care Pros complete this course, they are equipped with a good foundation of knowledge, methods and strategies, allowing them to provide the highest quality of care to anyone living with dementia, as well as providing solutions and seeking out further advice as and when required.

Having a Care Pro is like having a true companion, someone you can completely trust that will go above and beyond to help your loved one communicate better, increase their confidence, keep active and stay safe and shielded at home for as long as possible.

All Care Pros will have had essential background checks, such as DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

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Improving The Quality of Life With Home Care

Our aim is to provide you with highly personalised care at home that supports individuals to live a happy and fulfilled life in the comfort of their home.

We have a team of local Care Pros in Reading, Earley, Winnersh, Shinfield, Pangbourne and surrounding areas available to help provide care at home.

Care Pro duties can include:

  • Daily living – assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting
  • Social activities and dementia friendly clubs
  • Continence care, whether it is changing incontinence pads or managing a stoma or catheter
  • Medication support, including prompts or administering medication
  • Support with pain management
  • Help moving around the home
  • Housekeeping duties, including vacuuming, dusting, changing beds and doing the laundry
  • Preparing meals
  • Caring for your pet
  • Running errands to collect prescriptions or food shopping
  • Companionship and supporting your independent living at home
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Home Instead Reading Care Plan

For your loved one to maintain independence and safety at home, we take the time to put together a comprehensive and personalised dementia care plan. 

All of our plans are written individually and based on the needs and requirements of the person who is receiving care.

A care manager will visit your home to complete an assessment, get to know your loved one and put together the best plan of action to help them to live a happy life at home. 

Agreement on Average Daily Hours:

You choose how many hours within a 24-hour period you require practical assistance, and a Care Pro will be hand-picked to provide the specialist care and serve as your live-in Support. They will be your companion and live with you at all hours of the day and night, assisting you with the duties you require and, more significantly, providing a familiar face and Companionship.

Team Support Arrangement:

The level of care and requirements may need the provision of a team of Care Pros who work in a shift schedule to offer live-in care. This implies that someone is constantly attentive to your requirements. This level of care is appropriate for people who require round-the-clock attention.

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No matter where you are in Reading, we will personally visit your home to assess your needs to ensure your care at home plan is tailored to you. We realise that over time your needs may change however our home care can support any changes.

Whatever your home care needs are, learn more below or get in touch with our friendly team.

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