Dementia Care & Support at Home
Personalised Dementia Care and support in Wandsworth, Lambeth, Dulwich & Surrounding areas.
At Home Instead, we understand that seeing a loved one struggle with dementia can be an upsetting and worrying experience, but you are not alone in your fears or uncertainty. Supporting a loved one to live well with dementia, when you yourself do not have all the answers, can leave you feeling not only alone and isolated but also with more questions than answers.
As dementia progresses, you may notice an increase in memory loss, a change in their usual behaviours, and decline in your loved one wanting to be involved in social gatherings or activities they used to enjoy. Whilst every person’s journey is different, there are common experiences people living with dementia may experience, which may include short-term memory loss, their longer-term memory being affected, mobility and balance, as well as their ability to eat and drink enough to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Those caring for a person living with dementia may experience feelings of guilt, especially when trying to balance their life outside of the role they have caring for their loved one.You should know that it is common to feel like this and that you are not alone. Realising you need more help can seem like you are admitting defeat, but you are not - you're allowing both you and your loved one to live a happier life with the right support and care you both need.
Our aim is to provide a personal level of service that is tailored to the individual needs and requirements of your loved one.
What are the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?
Many people confuse the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dementia is a group of diseases that all-cause a severe decline in brain activity. Alzheimer’s disease refers to one specific type of dementia, and it’s the most common form.
You may be able to tell them apart by looking at their symptoms or conducting simple tests like drawing shapes and colours to diagnose them correctly.
A person with dementia will usually require some form of care.
What is Dementia Care at Home?
Dementia care at home is where someone visits to help and assist an individual with dementia to live the highest quality of life possible while remaining in the comfort of their own home.
Whether they require hourly visits for companionship or more specialist 24-hour, round-the-clock care, dementia care is about helping your loved one to have the care they need to carry on living at home.
This type of care for people living with dementia is vital to helping them maintain a good quality of life. While Residential care offers some of the same things as home care or live-in care, it doesn't provide the familiar surroundings and comfort of your loved one's own home.
With 24-hour care, people living with dementia will have access to the help, one-to-one support, companionship, and care they need. With constant companionship added to the familiarity of one's own home, as opposed to a residential care home, we believe this helps families and loved ones enjoy a higher quality of life.
- Everyday Tasks and activities of daily living
- Domestic tasks like housekeeping, cleaning and cooking
- Maintaining a Social life
- Helping with mobility
- Facilitating hobbies and activities
Why Choose Home Instead Dementia Care?
Safely Supporting Our Communities With Dementia Care at Home
We understand that finding the proper care for your loved one can become quite an overwhelming experience; that's why we're here to help.
We know that isolation can cause further illness and deepen the common symptoms of dementia. When these distressing symptoms worsen, it can be challenging for everyone involved.
Home Instead Wandsworth are 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 CAREGiver with your loved one to ensure everyone is happy and that they get the best dementia care possible.
Matching our CAREGivers with our clients has had an evident effect on improving the quality of life and health outcomes for individuals living with dementia.
Our CAREGivers Undergo Specialist Dementia Training
Home Instead created a unique dementia training program that is accredited by City & Guilds, and a minimum of 10% of our CAREGivers must achieve this qualification. Once CAREGivers 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.
Once CAREGivers 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 and providing solutions and seeking out further advice as and when required.
Having a CAREGiver 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.
Keeping Your Loved One in Safe & Familiar Surroundings
Dementia can affect anyone, from elderly people to anyone who may have suffered a severe head injury. Dementia care in the home enables people with dementia to stay settled and safe at home in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
A key part of enabling people with dementia is keeping them safe and in familiar surroundings, which is why we believe home care is the safest care. Our CAREGivers provide one-to-one compassionate care that is 100% dedicated to your loved one.
This utilises all the time they have together, doing what the person who needs support wants to do, giving you the reassurance that they are safe and well cared for. Carefully selecting and matching our CAREGiver with our clients has had an evident effect on improving the quality of life and health outcomes for individuals living with dementia.
Our personalised approach to providing high-quality dementia care that families can rely on is setting the standards in dementia care and support available today.
Entrusting Home Instead with your loved one’s care and wellbeing is not a decision you will take lightly, and nor is it one we take for granted. At Home Instead we understand the turmoil of making such decisions and the hundreds of questions you may have. We are committed to supporting you and your loved one. Having the right support can enhance the relationship with your loved one, so you can focus on being the daughter, son, niece, or neighbour of, and relationship with, the person who needs support again.