It’s true to say that most people prefer to be cared for in their own homes, regardless of their age and/or disability. The thought of “institutionalisation” and being constantly surrounded by strangers is feared by many, people. For people with dementia, it is particularly important, as they will have difficulty understanding where they are and why they can’t go home. Having dementia is a frightening experience, and people will cling to familiar people and surroundings.
Personal care and support in their home environment is certainly what most people would choose but is particularly important for people with dementia. Caring for and supporting a person with dementia requires specialist knowledge and skills. If a person with dementia is to continue living in their own home, a flexible care package designed to meet the needs of that particular person from a professional care company is essential.
Professionally trained carers play a pivotal role in the well-being of the person, but also in supporting their family carers. Many family members have overall 24/7 responsibility for their loved ones but it is hard to do this unassisted. Caring for people with dementia and understanding the complicated demands of the illnesses requires the help of a specialised care organisation. On a day to day basis, if a family carer knows that a professional carer will be making a scheduled visit, they feel less isolated and more confident in the knowledge that someone is sharing their load.
At CareXL, our carers are trained to understand people with dementia, to develop the necessary skills to support the person and their family carers’ needs. The person is supported to maintain their existing abilities for as long as possible, and to raise the level of help when needed. We offer regular, dependable help in all aspects of the person’s care such as personal hygiene and meal preparation but are also there to offer a helping hand to the family whenever it’s needed. Our carers will happily take over household duties such as laundry to give the family important breaks from continuous domestic chores. Our friendly, compassionate team are there to help everyone concerned and willingly assist the person, their family and friends wherever it is needed.
CareXL’s overall aim is to ensure people with dementia can continue to live in their family home, surrounded by those they trust and among their fondest, familiar possessions and treasures. Our supportive, specialised team remains dedicated to providing the happiest, safest home life for our clients.
Please feel free to call us on 01604 636980 or email [email protected] for your free care assessment.