Choosing a dementia care provider

When your loved one is dealing with dementia, it can be difficult for all involved. Naturally, you want to ensure your loved one receives the best possible care to keep them safe and happy as they navigate the progressive symptoms of this condition. That said, with so many options out there, we understand it can be challenging to find a care provider whom you trust to look after your loved one.

In this blog post, we explore how home care can help someone living with dementia stay independent for longer. Plus, we provide some helpful information on what to look for when researching dementia care in Manchester.

Understanding dementia

Dementia describes a group of diseases that affect the brain, resulting in a loss of cognitive functioning such as reasoning, remembering, communicating and problem-solving. While the condition is usually diagnosed when symptoms are still mild, they can grow in severity so that they can significantly interfere with a person’s everyday life and activities. Although having some trouble with memory is expected as we age, dementia is not a normal part of ageing. To illustrate, many adults over the age of 65 may occasionally forget the name of an acquaintance or misplace their car keys. People with dementia, however, may get lost in familiar neighbourhoods, forget the names of close family and friends or find completing daily tasks challenging.

Symptoms of dementia

Signs of dementia may vary from person to person but here are some common ones you can expect:

  • memory loss and confusion
  • changes in mood and behaviour
  • repeating questions
  • difficulty speaking, understanding, and writing
  • problems with movement and balance
  • trouble handling money.

Benefits of dementia care

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with dementia, it’s crucial to maintain a routine, stay engaged and lead a healthy lifestyle. Your compassionate carer can help with this by keeping you company, assisting with daily household chores or personal tasks, providing moral encouragement and helping you live as safely and independently in your home for as long as possible.

For people with dementia, a change in routine or environment can be extremely unsettling. Thankfully, home care eliminates the need to move locations as it can be provided within the comfort of your existing home. Our experienced carers will come to you, ensuring that you remain in the place you feel most safe – surrounded by familiarity, memories and pets.

Choosing a dementia care provider

We understand it can be difficult to find a trusted dementia care specialist. That’s why we first recommend creating a list of your or your loved one’s care needs and how you expect these needs to be met. We recommend then doing an initial screening call before proceeding with an interview with a specialist in your home. Some examples of important questions to ask include:

  • do you have experience working with someone with dementia?
  • are you specifically trained in dementia care?
  • are you trained in first aid and CPR?
  • are you able to provide references?
  • what is your availability?

Get in touch 

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with dementia and could benefit from our dementia care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0161 929 6039. Our friendly team would be happy to answer any of your questions, address your concerns, or provide more information.