Private and fully personalised home care in London

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Our dementia home help carers offer high quality care for your loved ones. If you require dementia home care in London our specialist helpers will help you remain independent in familiar surroundings.

Dementia Home Help

Companions Home Care understand that a diagnosis of dementia can be a difficult time. We also know that it is beneficial for elderly people living with memory issues to remain in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. 

It can be incredibly stressful having to look after a loved one who has dementia, and our team of professional carers are here to help. We provide many local types of care in London and the surrounding area, including compassionate dementia care and support. 

Our Dementia Care Services 

Companions Home Care take a bespoke, personally tailored approach to our live-in care services. We aim to allow our clients to live full and meaningful lives, regardless of any conditions they could be living with. 

Our clients' support is a custom service that aims to meet their individual care needs and goals, improving their quality of life. We accomplish this through the initial personal assessment made when the care is arranged. This way, every new client that we care for can feel genuinely understood and listened to. 

As part of our dementia care service, our highly trained team of professional carers will get to know your loved one's case intimately. They will fully understand their care needs and know best how to meet them. 

As a personally-tailored service, we aim to learn all the details about your loved one's personality, interests and abilities to help them with their memory loss and concentration. 

One-to-one support and live-in care at home are often far more beneficial to our clients than medical routines and residential care. This will ultimately give your loved one greater independence while undergoing professional medical care.  

We will help our clients do the things they love to do, assisting with any hobbies or social interests they may have. This is another way our dementia home care in London can be more beneficial than other forms of ministration. Allowing our clients to continue with the things they love to do can often aid their memory and communication skills.  

Companions Home Care also understand that living a healthy lifestyle is a brilliant way to combat the degenerative effects of dementia. 

Our carers will be happy to arrange and prepare healthy meals for your loved ones as well as helping with household tasks and assisting with regular, gentle exercise. As dementia is a cognitive condition, mental stimulation is also a way to combat its effects. Our professional carers will also keep our client's minds active, helping with memory and communication issues.  

Our carers will work closely with you and your family to create a comprehensive care plan that will provide you and your loved ones with the practical support they need. We will also liaise with other healthcare professionals and local authorities involved in your loved one's care. 

In this way, we will be able to provide a complete live-in care service that fulfils all of your loved one's care needs. Our service is thoroughly flexible, allowing the services we provide to be customised at any time. This again allows for comprehensive care that meets the changing needs of our clients when they need them.

What is Dementia?

"Dementia" is a catch-all name for a wide range of degenerative symptoms that gradually deteriorate a person's cognitive abilities, such as their memory. 

Deviations cause symptoms that fall under the umbrella term of dementia in the normal functioning of a person's brain. Our brains are made up of billions of nerve cells, known as neurones, which pass information between one another via chemical signals. 

These neurones become damaged in elderly people with dementia, impairing the communication between the brain's nerve cells. This means that messages are not passed through the brain as efficiently as possible, leading to memory and communication issues. 

These issues could seem trivial to begin with, but dementia can sometimes grow to have significant effects on a person's life as a degenerative disease. The level to which someone's dementia might affect their life depends on two factors. 

The first being which specific regions of the brain are being affected, and the second being which disease is causing the dementia symptoms in the first place. 

Over 850,000 elderly people currently have dementia in the UK, with this number set to rise significantly in the near future. 

The most common forms of dementia people develop Alzheimer's disease, Lewy bodies dementia, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia.

Dementia Care at Home vs Residential Care Home

It is well known that receiving care at home when struggling with dementia can be far more beneficial than moving into a residential care home. Here are a few of the main benefits that dementia home care in London can bring:

High-quality, professional live-in care services are proven to limit hospital admissions for symptoms related to dementia compared with residential care. 

Having a reliable and dedicated individual carer looking after your loved one's care needs, alongside a personally tailored care plan, can guarantee a consistent quality of service, allowing us to maintain high standards continuously. 

A personal care provider will also allow your family a greater level of communication with the Companions Home Care office and oversight regarding your loved one's care plan. 

Home care will enable us to support your family as well as the client receiving care. We will understand the stresses and struggles you are dealing with caring for someone with dementia, doing our best to mitigate them and help you cope with your loved one's condition. 

Care homes have their own routines and schedules for their clients, and by remaining at home, your loved ones will be able to continue their life as they have always done while receiving care. 

Staying at home also provides your loved one much-needed room to live in, given that in many residential care homes, their clients are only afforded a single room to house all of their belongings, ensuring a higher quality of life.   

If your loved one who requires care has a partner, then receiving dementia care at home allows them to stay together. Often, care homes will separate partners from administering different kinds of care. By receiving care at home, your loved ones will be able to stay together whilst being looked after.  

Care homes can also be very lonely places, especially during the recent Covid-19 pandemic. A dedicated home carer will act as a friendly and familiar point of contact who can help your loved one stay in touch with the people they care about. 

When comparing home care costs vs residential care, the prices of these two services are almost identical. The only difference is that your loved one will receive all of the benefits listed above when employing a Companions Home Care home carer. 

What are the Symptoms of Dementia?

There are various forms that dementia can take, and they all affect different people in different ways. However, there are a few tell-tale symptoms that are common amongst these various forms of the disease. These include:

Memory Issues  

Dementia's effects on a person's brain and its ability to communicate efficiently can often bring about noticeable short-term memory issues. 

You and your family may notice your loved one become more and more forgetful. This will generally get progressively worse over time as the disease spreads. 

Communication Issues 

A person with dementia will also have noticeable issues communicating with other people. You could notice that your loved one begins to repeat themselves when they talk to you, repeating the same stories. 

They may also struggle to find the right words to express themselves. Writing and reading will also become more challenging for them as the disease affects how the brain transmits information. 

Reduced Cognitive Function 

Again, given that the disease affects the brain's ability to communicate information between neurones efficiently, people with dementia will also have trouble placing things in specific locations or at particular times in the past or future. 

They will also have issues concentrating, and dementia will hamper their decision-making skills significantly. The frustration that this lack of concentration and inability to make decisions can often make elderly people with dementia restless and irritable. 

Their impaired cognitive function may also cause them to be reluctant to do things they used to enjoy. 

If you have a loved one with dementia and are thinking of arranging some local home care in London, please do not hesitate to contact Companions Home Care. Our team of specialist carers have years of experience dealing with clients who have dementia and will be more than happy to offer their quality care services. If you have any more queries about our dementia home care services or want to discuss options or receive advice, please get in touch and call us today. 

How to find the right care for your relative

01. Initial

During your initial consultation with us a specialist care consultant will find out all your needs and requirements for your loved one.

02. Carer

We recruit local carers specifically for the role, ensuring that they have the desired experience and skills for your needs.

03. Candidate

Having the choice to conduct your own interviews ensures our candidates will be the perfect match for you.

04.Employment Confirmation

After finding the candidate you love the most, the employment between yourself and the carer/housekeeper will be confirmed.

About Us

Contact us today to find out more about our dementia home care services in London. Companions Home Care work with you to ensure that you get the best quality of life. Our private home carers provide high quality care visits at home for your loved ones throughout London.

We provide families with in-home care, part-time care, live-in care, respite care, housekeeper carer cooks, bilingual carers, and post-discharge care. Get in touch to see how we can help.

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