This is often the first port of call when looking for additional help with dementia care. Home care is akin to a regular check-in with a qualified carer or nurse. This is most helpful in the initial stages of dementia, where your loved ones are still mostly independent. However, they may still need a regular check-up to ensure they are not struggling with anything. Care is commonly given by a loved one at this stage, with intermittent help from professionals.
At this stage your loved one’s dementia is more advanced but can still be managed at home with additional support. This type of care offers you the ability to have a professional caring for your loved one for longer periods of time (such as overnight). Carers can be present from any time, up to 24 hours a day. This is often the next option for those who cannot personally care for their loved ones long-term and/or have other commitments.
This type of dementia care is often chosen for those who are in the later stages of the disease. Patients are usually dependent on others to complete everyday tasks for them (such as dressing and eating). This often a popular choice for those who want more personal, one to one care given to their loved ones in their absence. It also does not require the patient to leave their home, as the medical professionals will come to them. This is often more suitable than a care home.
Very often, this is a last resort for families, which is completely understandable. Also referred to as “nursing homes”, this type of dementia care requires the patient to move into a secure medical facility, where they can be continually monitored and looked after by highly trained professionals. When should someone with dementia go into a care home? Usually when the patient is in the final stages of dementia or when they are a danger to themselves or others.
We understand that this can all be a little overwhelming for families, but it can also be a relief to know that there are several options available to you. Care provided is based on a variety of different factors. From a purely medical perspective down to the personal preferences of the individual. All factors are taken into account when accessing the patient’s needs.
If you’re still unsure of which type of dementia care is best for your loved one, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our Nurse Managers are here to talk you through the process and ensure you get the best services for you. We work closely with our clients to ensure they are involved every step of the way. Nobody knows your loved one better than you.
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