There are over 100 forms of dementia and its occurrence is sadly becoming more frequent in the UK. For many people, caring for a parent with dementia is a reality that needs to be faced; as memory loss sets in, there is a risk that people may forget that the oven is on or may forget to eat, meaning that care is critical.
Finding The Best Care
Offering care can be very difficult for people who are working full time, raising children and trying to maintain their own relationships, but you are not alone in wanting to help your parent get the care that they need.
This may be through home care services, which can provide you with a personalised and focused care service that caters exactly to the needs of your parent. To give your parent the best possible care, make sure you research providers and types of care beforehand to find the option that works for you.
Home Care Services To Suit Individual Needs
At first, your parent may need only to have their meals prepared for them and have someone who comes round to keep them company or have a cup of tea with them. As the condition develops, this care can be extended through a carer that they know and trust already.
A Good Starting Point
Domestic care by a qualified carer is a good starting point for your parent as dementia begins to set in. This will allow them to remain at home in a clean and cared for the environment and will ensure that they are properly nourished and cared for while you are at work. But, at this point, you should also be looking forward to the future, and questioning what the carer will be able to do as your parent's condition develops.
This care can develop over time into hourly visiting care and potentially night care or extended hours of live-in care, all of which can help your parent to remain happy and in their home for a long as possible. This level of care is beyond the reach of most working individuals to provide themselves, but starting with domestic care and slowly building the level of care will help your parent to make an easy transition from independence to dependence on carers as and when this is required.
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We can help you ensure that your parent gets the best possible dementia care as their condition develops and their needs change.