Dementia Support in Warwick
We are recognised as one the UK’s leading dementia care specialists and we are the only care provider in the UK that trains its CAREGivers with a unique City and Guilds qualification in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
With Home Instead you have the peace of mind of a fully managed, licensed and regulated service registered with the CQC.
What is dementia care?
Dementia care is about helping you or a relative to have the support they need to carry on living in their own home. As an organisation that has worked closely with the Alzheimer’s Society and is a member of the UK Dementia Action Alliance, our CAREGivers always work to follow a routine that our clients are used to and comfortable with, maintaining independence as much as possible, and always promoting the highest standard of care for our clients.
How do you care for someone with dementia?
You may find that your loved one is having difficulty recalling past memories, family members or life events.
To support them you can help communicate with them through their identity – like their background, hobbies, interests and who is important to them. To help you communicate we have put together a Life Story book specially developed with the Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences to help you capture your loved one’s memories and reminisce with them.
As their condition deteriorates, your loved one may need an increased amount of support. However, through still involving them in their everyday tasks, you will allow them to feel useful and may alleviate any negative feelings regarding their self-worth.
Encouraging good health
The longer people stay fit and healthy for, the better quality of life they have. This is because if someone has an unhealthy diet (including hydration) they can be susceptible to illnesses which can increase the effects of dementia and cause further confusion and agitation.
It may be that your CAREGiver tries some easy exercises with your loved one if they have not been very active previously. Gentle exercises performed from a chair can help to improve mobility and increase activity.
Keeping up hobbies and interests
Just because someone is diagnosed with dementia does not mean that they automatically lose all interest in their hobbies. However, they may need some help with facilitating these.
Your loved one could enjoy reading a daily newspaper but may find it difficult to go down to their local shop. Assisting them by picking up the newspaper for them means that they will still be able keep up to date with current events and the ever-popular crossword!
Allowing them to still engage in their interests means that your loved one will be able to have mental stimulation.
All Home Instead CAREGivers are mobile and can encourage and assist with trips out, whether to appointments, to see friends or attend social occasions or a walk round the garden centre.
Dementia home care
Whether you just need someone to check on your loved one first thing in the morning and help with personal care or breakfast, continuous live-in care or overnight care to make sure they’re safe during the night, you can be assured that our City and Guilds qualified CAREGivers will be on hand to help whenever you need them. They can also assist with other areas, such as:
· Medication support
· Helping with mobility
· Facilitating hobbies, activities, and social interaction
· Preparing meals and tending to household tasks
What are the options for dementia care?
Live-in care – we can arrange a live-in CAREGiver that can provide support each day according to your requirements. Our CAREGivers are selected carefully, based on your personality and care needs, this CAREGiver will live with you at home, supporting you with your day-to-day needs. With a special focus on promoting your independence and helping you to get the most out of life, he or she is likely to become a great friend and companion.
Regular home visit - we can arrange support visits at specific times of the day or night to provide the care you need. Whether it is one or two visits a week or several visits throughout the day or night we can provide you with a CAREGiver.
Respite care - if your usual carer or family member needs to take a break, we can offer respite live-in care over periods of just a couple of weeks.
Support from the dementia specialists
We all acknowledge that caring for people with dementia can be daunting and challenging. This is why we train each and every one of our CAREGivers so they are experts in dementia care and understand how to make life easier for those living with the condition. A large proportion of our clients have some form of dementia, this is why we have worked hard to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialists in dementia care.
We recognise that the homes of our clients aren’t just buildings. Home is where we feel most comfortable and are happiest, it is the place we know best and is the store of our most precious and longest lasting memories. When caring for someone with dementia, this continuity and consistency of environment and routine is absolutely vital, and because your loved one will be cared for by the same familiar faces, the benefits of this continuity will be felt by you too.
Contact us today
If you would like to find out more about the dementia care we can provide you, please call our friendly care team on 01926 675698 or complete the form below and we will get in touch.