How to Care for Someone with Dementia

 22nd Feb 2022

At Arbour Care, we prioritise live in dementia care. We understand that dementia has the ability to affect our loved ones’ lives drastically and it can be difficult to process these changes. For that reason, Arbour Care provides live in dementia care to ensure a personal approach is taken by meeting your loved one’s needs whilst simultaneously ensuring their safety.

Arbour Care’s live in dementia care recognises that every individual is different and patients that are surrounded by a sense of familiarity and where they feel the most comfortable is the perfect approach for a better quality of life.

Understanding Why Live in Dementia Care is Important

In the early stages of dementia, people are able to continue their regular daily routine. However, as time goes by and symptoms worsen, those diagnosed start to feel more anxious, scared and frustrated that they are no longer able to follow conversations or remember things as well as before.

Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult. However, live in dementia care gives us the opportunity to maximise comfort, memories and 24/7 care. Read up on our live-in care specialists here.

Arbour’s Guide to Comfortable Live in Dementia Care

There’s a plethora of services we carry out to make sure your loved ones are in the right hands with our live in dementia care. Such as:

Meal planning

By ensuring that your loved one is always eating well-balanced meals on time, a routine and healthier eating habits are made, avoiding illnesses. Additionally, live in dementia care patients are surrounded by their own favourite ingredients and cooking appliances, which can help with memory loss and satisfaction.

Communication

We think it’s important to constantly have conversations with live in dementia care patients and encourage them to carry out more social activities as well as help with everyday tasks, so they can sustain relationships and maintain their quality of life.

Helping your loved one to use the bathroom

Our carers help maintain live in dementia care patients’ personal hygiene by asking them how they’d prefer to be helped as well as assessing when it is needed for them to use the bathroom to avoid anxiety and discomfort.

Encouragement of exercise

Our live in dementia care specialists prioritise taking your loved one for walks or excursions so they can be entertained as well as exercise, which improves memory, reasoning and cognitive function.

Establishing a routine

Establishing a routine is the most important step as it combines all the previous points such as meal planning, carrying out everyday tasks, using the bathroom and exercise. Having a schedule helps live in dementia care patients by lessening frustration caused by their loss of cognitive and physical abilities.

Why Choose Arbour for Your Live in Dementia Care Needs?

Arbour Care aims to provide the best service possible to ensure a fantastic quality of life for your loved ones. We know how important it is to not disrupt your loved ones’ unique routines and how hard of a decision it is to choose the perfect live in dementia care specialist that caters to all of your needs. If you would like to know more about our live in dementia care services, please call us on 01932 901444 or feel free to check out our testimonials.

  • "The carers have been very good, one even using her free time to visit the husband in hospital and really going the extra mile."

    ED Westcott

  • "The  care that Jola provides is fabulous in every respect. I cannot praise her highly enough for the patience she shows with. It was a happy day when she came to us "

    RL Englefield Green

  • "As far as I am concerned, Roberta has been an absolute rock for our family. Completely unselfish in her care and invaluable."

    CB Guildford