Care at Home for Dementia
Honeybee Homecare is a specialist when it comes to care at home for dementia patients.
We offer an incredible service that gives one-on-one support when it comes to looking after your loved ones.
We understand that when it comes to the need of those affected by dementia, a personal approach is needed. That’s why we are able to tailor our dementia home care service to you.
No matter which service you require, we can adapt it to include any necessary changes to accommodate dementia home care.
Dementia can interfere with everyday life, and it can be hard for you to see your loved one’s quality of life come into question.
That’s why at Honeybee Homecare we can help put your mind at rest, knowing that someone is always at hand, and help to reinstate a better quality of life with one of our specialist dementia carers.
If you or a loved one is in need of care at home for dementia, then please feel free to get in contact with one of our friendly teams now and have a chat.
Dementia Home Care?
Why Choose HoneyBee HomeCare for Dementia Home Care
Providing Your Loved Ones with the Support they Need
Our live-in care service is extremely beneficial for those that require 24-hour attention. Regardless of whether this is a condition or just a preference, our live-in carers will be on hand 24 hours a day, ready to provide an amazing service.
Having a live-in carer on hand, even during the night will provide your loved one with complete protection and reassurance, as well as ease your state of mind.
With the use of live-in care, your loved one will be aided with a variety of daily tasks, chores and hobbies. Along with the great company, our live-in carers will encourage your loved ones to attempt the things that may find difficult, supporting them in each aspect.
To find out more about our live-in care, or to enquire about how the service may be beneficial to you and your loved ones, please contact us on 01926 357102.
Activities are Included
You may be wondering what types of activities are included when it comes to dementia home care. Some of the common services our carers carry out are the following:
- Meal planning – ensuring that your loved one is eating
- Meal Preparation – assisting with the preparation of food and drink
- Taking care of household tasks such as washing, ironing, and tidying
- Assisting your loved one with personal care
- Encouragement of social activities
- Encouragement of exercise by partaking in walks or excursions
- Establishing a regular routine
FAQs & Further Information
There may come a time when a person living with dementia will need support to live their life to the quality that they deserve and that they are used to. People in the early stages may not need ‘round-the-clock’ support but may need some assistance in areas where they struggle such as their night-time routine or preparing meals.
People in the mid-range stages may need consistent support throughout the day but will be fine left to their own devices during the night while they sleep.
People who are suffering in the later stages may require 24-hour support to live as comfortably as possible as they will need assistance with all aspects of living at home including domestic chores, meal preparation, personal care, shopping etc.
If you have identified a need for a loved one to receive support from a care company, we will gladly pay you a visit and get the ball rolling with a free care assessment.
Although home care is not absolutely necessary for people living with dementia, we would advise it. Experienced carers are a valuable asset in identifying changes and ‘red flags’ in a client’s behaviour and condition. A carer will be able to assist and adapt to a client and their needs, they will also be able to identify if a client’s needs change at all and assist with the introduction of said changes.
Carers are also key in improving mood, decreasing agitation, building relationships and overall improving a client’s well-being. A carer can be a great relief for families as they will be able to take some of the weight from the dedicated relative’s shoulders.
Alzheimer’s disease progressively destroys brain cells over time. So, during the early stages, many do recognize something is wrong, but not everyone is aware. They may know they are supposed to recognize you, but they can’t.
Overall and generally speaking, we dedicate our service to easing life for these patients. Pointing out moments in which they are confused will cause further stress and won’t be progressive in a caring environment.
Even if they don’t understand their error, correcting them may embarrass or be otherwise unpleasant for them. It’s never a good idea to argue with a person who has dementia. First of all, you can’t win. And second, it will probably upset them or even make them angry.
Our Homecare service is carried out by specialists that are highly experienced and trained in aiding these people and fulfilling the requirements of those in need to maximum efficiency.
It’s common for people with Alzheimer’s disease to stop eating or drinking in the later stages. At any time, about 10% to 15% of people who have it don’t eat or drink enough and lose weight. This becomes more of a problem as the disease gets worse.
Our carers are highly trained in aiding them and encouraging them to follow a healthy and balanced diet. They can also make a referral to a SALT specialist to get further support.