Caring for loved ones with Dementia can be difficult. You want to ensure that they are safe and well looked after, but you also want them to maintain their independence wherever possible. Here are some of the key benefits of domestic care over residencies in care homes.
Routine And Familiarity
Live In Care is a solution that offers the safety net of hands-on, immediate help for the patient when necessary, meanwhile allowing your friend or relative suffering from Dementia to stay in the familiar surroundings of home.
Re-locating to a care home may cause much more stress and discomfort from the friction of adjusting to a new way of life and living in close proximity with new and unfamiliar people. Having a nurse or a carer living at the patient’s home allows comforting, habitual living routines to be maintained.
Life is allowed to go on, supported by a professional who has experience in dealing with the day-to-day problems that will arise for the Dementia patient.
Each patient has his or her own needs, depending on how symptoms of Dementia develop. With live-in care, the carer is able to tailor their approach to the patient, meaning that the patient receives the specialised care and attention that he or she needs.
As such, your loved one maintains as much independence as their condition allows, because the carer only steps in to help where necessary. Additionally, as the symptoms progress, the professional caregivers can adapt the support they offer to make sure that the patient is receiving the best, personalised care.
Making The Most Of Leisure Time
Continued participation in leisure activities is a significant way that Dementia patients can maintain a degree of normalcy over their life. With a live-in career, time spent on specific, preferred leisure activities can be maximised, providing habitual enjoyment for your loved one.
For example, if the patient enjoys days at the seaside, this can more easily be accommodated with a live-in carer than from a care home. Carers can also be extremely useful on family days out, meaning that the whole family can enjoy spending fun time together meanwhile maintaining the level of care needed for the patient.