Dementia can seem like a challenging issue for many families following the diagnosis of the condition. But at Trinity Homecare, we know that it is entirely possible to enjoy an active, happy and fulfilling life, especially when receiving dementia home care.
This blog outlines all the home care benefits for dementia patients when compared to moving into residential care.
What is the best care for dementia patients?
85% of people with dementia would like to remain at home. For those living with dementia, at some stage, you will require care and assistance with your daily routine. A helping hand to provide for you in times of need helps you stay safe, healthy and cared for, and that’s what our team is committed to.
When considering care options, many people instantly think of moving themselves or their loved one into a care home. The daunting thought of leaving home comforts, familiar surroundings, loved ones, memories, pets and more can leave many people feeling down. We are here to tell you that there is a much-preferred solution that many people don’t even consider; that is heartfelt dementia home care in which a carer provides for you in your own home.
What is dementia home care?
At Trinity Homecare, we firmly believe that there is no better choice for Alzheimer’s than home care. Our bespoke home care for dementia patients provides flexible, one-to-one care for your loved one that is completely tailored to their needs.
When compared to a care home, there are a vast array of advantages. This spans across mental wellbeing, the health and safety of the client, cost efficiency, independence, and the progression of the disease. We’ll explain some of the strengths of Alzheimer’s in-home care below.
What are the benefits of in-home care for dementia patients?
We firmly believe that the best care for dementia patients is one to one home care, and here’s why:
A safer environment offering fewer hospital admissions
One dementia home care benefit is the fact that home care is much safer than a care home. Research proves there are a third as many falls for dementia patients, helping reduce the risk of serious injury and hospital admissions.
Falls pose a serious risk in later life, and the close monitoring of dementia home care patients by our dedicated team offers full-time assistance with movement, helping keep you safe and well.
Staying in a familiar atmosphere to retain memories
For those with dementia, staying in a familiar environment unearths several benefits for home care. This reduces anxiety and confusion as the client remains in a familiar routine. Additionally, being familiar with the layout and surroundings of the close environment increases safety, comfort and awareness.
Living around household memories also helps improve the cognitive function in dementia patients and helps reduce memory loss and confusion. You can live with your close family and partners, pets, family, photos and so on – and in the early stages of dementia, this can have many positive effects.
Constant companionship from both carers and loved ones
Our carers provide more than a heartfelt helping hand with personal care, daily support and household tasks. We are truly caring individuals that provide heartfelt companionship. We are there for you whenever you need us, both physically and emotionally.
Another one of the key benefits of home care for dementia patients is being able to stay with loved ones. For those with dementia, in certain circumstances, partners and loved ones have to be left behind at home. With home care, you can remain at home with your nearest and dearest whilst our carers provide for you.
Maintaining your routine and independence
Maintaining a consistent routine drastically helps reduce anxiety in dementia patients – something emphasised in dementia home care. People with Alzheimer’s who are suffering from memory loss thrive on familiarity. A predictable routine can prevent a person with dementia from becoming distracted, the list of dementia home care benefits goes on and on.
Arguably, one of the key benefits of home care for dementia patients is allowing a level of independence that would often be lost when moving into a care home. You can remain in your own home around the people and things you love, maintain your ideal routine and more.
Why choose Trinity’s Alzheimers in-home care?
Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, our dementia home care services are second-to-none. Here are just a few reasons why we’re the care provider of choice for many:
At Trinity Homecare, we place great emphasis on providing meaningful dementia activities that help reduce the progression rate of symptoms. Such reminiscence exercises can have a positive impact on the memory of individuals with dementia.
Additionally, another dementia home care benefit is you have as much time as you want to enjoy tactile activities such as painting, pottery, knitting, and your other favourite crafts.
An affordable alternative
With in-home care for dementia patients, you get better value for money from the care you receive. Firstly, it’s completely personal with one to one care – so someone is on hand whenever you need them.
Secondly, with dementia home care, you only pay for the time you require. In mild cases, visiting care can be the best option as someone can come and provide for you flexibly around your routine. Whilst in severe cases that require full-time support, live-in care offers round the clock assistance so you and your loved ones can find true peace of mind that you are safe.
One-to-one bespoke care
One of the key advantages of home care for dementia patients is one-to-one, personalised care. This allows our carers to maintain a closer eye on our patients than would be possible in a care home.
This surrounds the development and symptoms of dementia within the client, helping the client stay safe, and close monitoring of medication dosing and schedules.
Flexible 24/7 assistance
Even in advanced cases, dementia home care can still offer round-the-clock assistance. If you would prefer to stay at home, there is always the opportunity to with Trinity Homecare’s services.
Contact us today
There are a number of home care benefits for dementia patients that help you live happier and healthier. With dementia home care, we truly believe that it is possible to live an enriched lifestyle with dementia – something we’ve provided for our patients for over 25 years.
Research proves that in many circumstances, home care is the best choice of care for dementia patients.
If you require ‘Outstanding’-rated dementia care in the comfort, safety and familiarity of home, contact us today.