Whether you’re living with Dementia or caring for someone who has been diagnosed, this condition can bring dramatic changes to a person’s life. As a carer providing support to your loved ones daily life and activities, you may find that you’re facing new challenges and require some extra help with Dementia care.
Do you require an extra pair of hands, or need full-time support? There is a range of support for carers, friends and family members of those living with Dementia that you can use to help improve both the lives of yourself and your loved ones.
Caring for Someone with Dementia
The role of a carer can vary depending on the health of your loved one. Typically, roles include helping with household tasks, running errands, helping with medication, personal care, and appointments, as well as providing emotional support when necessary.
As a caregiver for a friend or family member, this may be an unfamiliar and overwhelming role to take on, which is why help with dementia care is available to those who need it.
Feeling anxious, nervous, or unsure of where to go for accurate information and support is not uncommon for new carers. Remember to take care of your own mental and physical health. Caring for someone can lead to sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion; it’s okay to acknowledge these feelings with a safe support network that can provide helpful advice. Looking after yourself can help you to feel better and cope with your role as a caregiver.
If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for additional support and help with dementia care. Respite can be provided for carers to give them a temporary break from their role; this allows carers to rest, relax and take the time they need to maintain their own mental health. Find out more about respite care and how it can help you in your role as a carer.
When You May Need Additional Help with Dementia Care
As a carer, you may need additional support if your loved ones symptoms worsen and care becomes harder to provide on your own. This can be a difficult decision to make, which is why we provide a variety of services that can ensure a comfortable solution for you both.
24 Hour Home Care
Our 24 hour home care service is covered by local carers on a shift basis on a 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off system. Your loved ones will always have the same rotation of carers so they will always have a familiar and friendly face. With this type of care, we’re here to look after every aspect of running the home and assist with every need the client may have. Which includes personal care, companionship and appointments, including friend and family engagements.
Short Care Visits
These appointments are arranged for times that suit you and as often as your loved one needs. Our carers can support them with a range of tasks from personal care, medication, light housework companionship and more.
Our short care visits are available from as little as 30 minutes and can be as long its needed.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Our team provides friendly and trained support for situations specifically caused by Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Rather than choosing a residential care home, we find that families are looking into our specialist home care which allows their loved ones to stay in their own homes with familiar environments and surroundings.
Help with Dementia Care from Verina Daly Care
We understand how difficult it can be to respond to out-of-character behaviour patterns caused by Alzheimer’s and Dementia. If you have any further questions or are looking for extra support or help with dementia care, please feel free to get in touch with us on 023 9263 2393 to speak to a friendly member or our team.