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Support for Dementia: 5 Benefits of Seeking Professional Dementia Care

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Has your loved one been diagnosed with dementia?

 

Support for dementia is important for anyone going through the experience – from the dementia patient themselves to their family members and friends.

 

Although many people living with dementia have similar symptoms, no two experiences are the same. Some people may feel more comfortable at home with a live-in carer, whilst others benefit from the support offered in a professional care environment.

 

From safety to family-centred care, in this week’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at the benefits of an experienced care environment in dementia care:

Support for dementia: Elderly lady sat in chair smiling and holding hands with carer

Support For Dementia: Avoid Caregiver Burnout

If your loved one has received a dementia diagnosis, you may decide to care for your loved one in their own home – and if you have a busy schedule, you might seek the support of a live-in carer.

 

For many, this option is great for the first stages of dementia. It enables the individual to remain in their own home, whilst receiving professional support when they need it.

 

As the condition progresses, however, your loved one is likely to require much more frequent and specialist support. Like many at this stage, you’ll likely be juggling your personal responsibilities with your caregiving duties – and when endured over time, this can lead to physical and mental burnout.

 

Whether you wish to seek respite care or permanent live-in care, a professional setting allows your loved one to live in a safe, secure environment with a personalised care plan, relieving you of your responsibilities and offering your loved one the chance to make new friends. 

 

It’s also a means of allowing you to reserve your energy for family visits, meaning you can show up as your best self and spend quality time with your loved one.

Support For Dementia: Elderly lady holding hands with young lady at home

Your Loved One Will Receive Specialist Care Tailored to Their Needs

Combining years of experience with a family-oriented ethos, professional carers use their knowledge and compassion to create a personal care plan for each resident.

 

Each care plan is designed to enable residents to live as independently as possible, whilst incorporating their medical needs and dietary requirements.

 

At Huntington and Langham Estate, we involve our residents and family members in the creation of their care plans, ensuring that each detail is tailored to their personal needs, desires and preferences.

 

Support For Dementia: Peace of Mind With Exceptional Safety and Security

In a residential care setting, you can rest in the reassurance that safety and security are never compromised.

 

Ensuring that residents feel safe should always be a top priority in any care home, as it’s an important part of living with peace of mind and developing trusting relationships with staff members.

 

Family-Centred Care at a Home-from-Home

At Huntington and Langham Estate, we’re passionate about providing family-centred care to our residents and their families.

 

Family-centred care focuses on involving each residents’ family members throughout their care journey. At the estate, we’re also keen on involving family members in our everyday lives, as well as looking into our residents’ heritage and backgrounds to enhance their personal experiences with us.

Elderly lady laughing with young carer in residential care setting

Carers Can Professionally Track Your Loved One’s Progress

Dementia is a progressive condition, and as such, it requires regular monitoring.

 

In a professional care environment, your loved one can be monitored throughout the day and night – with any changes assessed against their personal care plan. This then shapes their care moving forward, ensuring that the care they receive is up-to-date and in-line with their condition.

 

If you’d like to find out more about how we provide support for dementia, don’t hesitate to speak to a member of our team.

 

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