Long-term care for dementia and Alzheimer’s

Published: Thursday 21st May 2020

People with Alzheimer’s disease go through plenty of personality and behaviour changes. Many older adults struggle with aggressiveness, mood variations, anxiety and even physical issues, like constipation and incontinence.

Understandably, these changes can be challenging to handle for the families of those who have Alzheimer’s. When that happens, your loved one should be placed under the care of a professional care worker. This way, they are guaranteed round-the-clock attention and quality care.

Agincare offers various Alzheimer’s care options. Regardless of the stage of dementia, we help families choose the best long-term care solution for their loved ones.

Care homes

Our care homes, nursing homes and retirement communities have friendly, highly trained staff, providing the residents with quality individual care. We have dementia care homes in Hayling Island, Poole, Bexhill, Dorchester, Swindon and other locations across England.

Our facilities can range from care homes, retirement villages, assisted living facilities, or to nursing homes. Those who have milder symptoms only need minimal assistance. Living in a retirement village allows your loved ones to live independently and build healthy relationships with their peers while being close to professional care services in case of emergencies.

Meanwhile, those who need round-the-clock support benefit from assisted living facilities. These are specialised residences designed to support the needs of people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The care staff will help your loved one 24 hours each day, assisting them with daily tasks and supervising meals and medication.

Home care

In-home care is ideal for older adults who prefer to reside in their own homes, even as they live with the challenges of Alzheimer’s. Your loved ones can stick to their daily routine they’ve established, eliminating the upheaval and stress associated with becoming acquainted with a new environment.

Home care includes companionship, supervision and assistance with everyday tasks, such as eating, bathing, light housekeeping and some errands. This type of care is more suitable for those in the early stages of dementia and would require only minimal assistance. As your loved one’s condition progresses, you may easily transition from home care to live-in care to provide round-the-clock supervision.

Alzheimer's live-in care - Caroline

Live-in care

Unfamiliar settings and routines cause distress and anxiety for people who are in the later stages of dementia. Living in their homes surrounded by familiar sights, sounds, and years of memories make loved ones feel more comfortable and reassured.

Similar to home care, live-in care workers provide assistance with daily activities, including bathing, meals and medication, running errands and more. These carers can help keep your loved one social and active as they assist them to church, medical appointments, and the hairdressers.

Live-in carers stay with your loved ones 24/7. Carers monitor their condition day and night, so they can immediately recognise if their health is becoming worse. When carers live with your loved ones, the carers help combat loneliness and isolation for your family members who are far away from you, and many carers form deep bonds with the people they care for.

Quality dementia care

Agincare has been providing reliable, professional care since 1986, making us one of the most trusted care providers in England. All of our services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission for your reassurance.

All Agincare’s carers receive a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles of Dementia Care, which was developed by our specialist dementia lead nurse Jo Palmer. Her course was accredited by the NCFE in conjunction with Agincare’s own training company. Our carers learn both in the classroom and from the needs of your loved ones.

We follow a “Person First” approach to dementia care which focuses on your well-being, needs and feelings, putting it at the centre of the care and support process, empathising with and understanding your daily experiences. We tailor the experience and services to the needs of your loved ones. Our carers embrace the uniqueness of each situation and make sure that there is a supportive environment for your loved ones.

Agincare would love to tailor the care experience for your loved one suffering from dementia.

For questions and enquiries, please call us on 01305443115 to get a free consultation.