Specialist Dementia Care from Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District
Consistent and reassuring homecare for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
In-home care for people with dementia
- Helping you to stay in your own home
- Specialist dementia care services
- Highly-rated care provided in Reading & Wokingham District
Speak to a member of our team about our range of services, from respite care to 24-hour dementia care at home.
What is dementia?
Dementia is caused by different diseases that affect the brain. Dementia is not a disease in its own right, so the symptoms of dementia vary from person to person. It is actually an umbrella term which is used to describe a group of symptoms related to cognitive function.
Symptoms of dementia commonly include problems with memory, thinking, problem solving, language and perception.
There are approximately 400 types of dementia, with the most common types being Alzheimers’ disease and vascular dementia.
Help with dementia from Right at Home
We understand the difficulties associated with living with dementia. More importantly, we can support your loved one to remain living independently in the comfort of their own home.
Our trusted team of CareGivers help to maintain a safe home environment for all Clients. We’ll also advise on any adaptations that will make life easier. We also work with Clients and their loved ones to provide:
- emotional support
- respite care, to allow family carers to take a break
- access to local services
- personal care and complex care, where required
- a personalised care package to anticipate and meet changing needs.
At Right at Home Reading & Wokingham District, we also have official Dementia Champions. We partner with the Alzheimer’s Society, so our team members are trained by experts. Every Dementia Champion delivers free information and awareness sessions to businesses and individuals across the local community. Our aim is to help more people to understand what it is like living with dementia.
If you or a loved one is in need of dementia care at home, contact Right at Home today. Our team will be happy to provide more information about our homecare for those living with dementia.
Our Trusted Services
Families just like yours, trust and rely on Right at Home to provide high-quality homecare services for their loved ones. We offer a wide range of services to support Clients to remain living safely and independently in the comfort of their own home.
Caring for someone with dementia
There are common misconceptions about the outcomes for someone diagnosed with dementia, which are still widely believed. Many people believe that there are limited options for people with dementia and the only choice is inevitably residential care.
However, as our understanding of the condition has increased, so has supporting evidence for in-home care for dementia patients. Studies have shown that quality care at home can have a real impact on stabilising the most common dementia symptoms. In fact, dementia homecare can even slow the progression of the condition.
A healthy diet, suitable exercise and cognitive stimulation have all been shown to have a positive impact on dementia symptoms. So we work with our Clients to ensure their care plan meets all of these needs. Our aim is to provide the best possible care whilst also meeting our Clients’ personal choices and needs.
FAQs about our homecare for dementia
Can a dementia patient be cared for at home?
With the right care and support from trained professionals, it’s realistic to manage dementia at home.
Many prospective Clients ask: ‘when should someone with dementia go into a care home?’ We believe that residential care isn’t always the answer, as many people living with dementia benefit from familiar surroundings.
We offer different types of care that work in tandem to create a personalised care plan for all stages of dementia. Speak to our team to discuss your specific circumstances and concerns.
At what point do dementia patients need 24-hour care?
24-hour dementia care at home can be invaluable for older people and anyone struggling with the late stages of dementia. There is no specific stage at which dementia patients need 24-hour assistance, as everyone experiences the condition differently. But full-time domiciliary care can provide peace of mind whenever caring for someone with dementia becomes unmanageable.
As standard, our dementia care services are based on an agreed care schedule. If you are interested in full-time care for dementia, we can combine various types of care. We can incorporate dementia specialist homecare into a care plan for live-in care or 24-hour homecare.
Can someone with dementia live alone?
At Right at Home, many of our Clients are people with dementia who continue to live independently at home.
The symptoms of dementia progress at a different rate for different people, so many can continue to live alone for some time.
In the advanced stages of dementia, live-in care or 24-hour dementia care can offer peace of mind whilst allowing Clients to remain in their home.
Do dementia patients do better at home?
Familiar surroundings and regular routines are key to reducing distress for people with dementia. Confusion and disorientation are common symptoms of dementia, so we aim to reduce any uncertainty.
That’s why it’s ideal for our Clients to receive consistent support in the familiar home environment. Working with the same specially trained CareGivers on a regular basis can provide stability and reassurance for our Clients.
How to Prepare for Homecare
How to Prepare for Homecare
Homecare covers a whole range of services enabling you to continue living in the comfort of your own home.
Funding and Planning
We understand that choosing care can be difficult, that’s why we try and support you to make the process as simple as possible.