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Home care in Hampshire for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia

Providing stimulating care in your home to help promote independence

At Caring Hands Domiciliary Service, we understand the devastating impact dementia can have on individuals and their families, with many of our care workers and staff having experienced dementia first hand with one of their loved ones. Our team of experienced staff are dedicated and committed to helping people at home with dementia to continue living in their home happily, safely and as independently as possible for as long as possible.

“…They both go above and beyond to provide stimulation for Mum and are both sensitive to her dementia. Mum is always in high spirits after their visits…” compliment from son of Mrs. C, Bishops Waltham

About Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Dementia is a cruel disease that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving and language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. It can cause fear, anxiety and a feeling of isolation and burden on your loved ones.

There are more than 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this figure is set to rise to over a million by 2021. Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community. In Hampshire the numbers of people living with dementia are predicted to increase by over 30% to 24,000 in 2020. It is estimated that more than half of dementia cases in Hampshire are undiagnosed.

The disease can often be difficult to diagnose, so if you are worried that you or a loved one may be suffering from dementia make an appointment with a GP to discuss your worries.

To find out more, contact Caring Hands on 01489 582926 or email us at enquiries@caringhandsds.co.uk.

How can Caring Hands Domiciliary Services help you?

We will talk to you and your family, not just about your medical conditions, but about you as an individual. We will ask you about your life, both in the past and your hopes, aspirations and fears for now and the future. We will ask you what a good and bad day is like for you. We will also support you to trigger some of your memories, such as creating a photo album of familiar places and people. Often someone with dementia will feel very lonely and isolated. As part of our care in the community support services we can take you out, maybe to the seaside for an ice cream or to the local shops to do some shopping, helping to promote your independence and self-confidence.

We understand that looking after a loved one with dementia can cause stress and tensions amongst families. We see first-hand the impact of long-term care upon family members. We will talk to your family about how we can provide home support and respite care for them, signposting them to seek help with continuing healthcare, companionship and quality support early on, rather than struggling to cope alone.

Our dedicated staff are fully trained and have the skills and knowledge to help and support you in your home. They will recognise changes in behaviour and condition and will pass this information on to a Manager to follow up.

Our help to support and care for people in the community with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Caring Hands is a local business covering Fareham, Gosport, Locks Heath and the surrounding areas, with many of our loved ones and friends living locally. We wanted to help others within our communities, who have dementia, to live happily, safely and independently, having choice and control over their lives, without feeling lonely. To do this we needed to raise awareness of dementia to local residents and businesses.

Caring Hands is an active member of the Fareham and Gosport Dementia Action Group. Our Manager is a Dementia Community Educator, as well as a Dementia Ambassador. The work we do in the community to support those with dementia includes –

  • Championing the cause of people with dementia, ensuring their needs are considered and promoting awareness of dementia
  • Delivering free dementia friendly training to the local community, including local businesses and Carer Groups
  • Working with local businesses to raise awareness and understanding of dementia
  • Helping to raise the profile of local businesses in being dementia friendly, by them being able to use the National Dementia Friendly Qualification mark
  • Creating Dementia Friendly High Streets, where local retail businesses sign up to the Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance. Fareham was one of the first high streets to become Dementia Friendly
  • Local businesses and their staff having more dementia awareness and being able to confidently offer help and support where needed, such as when a person with dementia is struggling to pay with the right money at a shop check out
  • Helping to establish local support groups and coffee mornings where needed, funded by local businesses, enabling Carers and people with dementia to share their experiences, both good and bad

To find out more about how we can help you stay in your home happily, safely and independently please contact Caring Hands on 01489 582926 or email us at enquiries@caringhandsds.co.uk.