Caring for the generation
Dementia care in your own home
Continue Living at Home
In-home care enables elderly people with dementia to continue living at home, remaining in familiar surroundings, but with access to all the day-to-day support they need. With the high quality dementia home care we provide, there is no need for someone living with dementia to move into a care home. Our tailored in-home service revolves entirely around our clients and what is best for them.
There are few things in our line of work more rewarding than seeing our clients with dementia live out their lives to the full, in complete happiness and contentment, as a result of robust, reliable and consistent care arrangements. We also find great satisfaction in seeing the positive effect it has on families too, who, with a dependable care arrangement in place, can enjoy spending quality time with a loved one because the day to day burden of care is handled by us. We know building long term and meaningful relationships with clients and their families is crucial to successful care. – Alison Tanner, Care Manager, Stirlingshire.
Caring for someone with dementia is time consuming and for someone with more complex dementia, an hour or two a day will be unlikely to solve any problems. We know that so often a lot more input than normal is required for managing care with dementia, but the rewards are there when a care package is put together with the sole aim of providing a client with the company and care they need not just to live well but to thrive! We are specialists in this area and we can work closely with you, to help you learn more about what sort of care will be required.
Dementia care is a huge part of what we do
Dementia covers a range of different symptoms and generally defines a decline in mental ability severe enough to affect daily life. The most comment types of dementia include Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease.
Because we specialize in caring for older people, respite care for clients with Dementia is a huge part of our expertise and forms a significant part of our business. Caring for someone with dementia is complex, can be unpredictable and requires endless amounts of love, patience, kindness, creativity and a thick skin. It also requires a lot more intensive care management.
We also know it can also take a significant toll emotionally, physically and sometimes financially on family members. We want to hold your hand through the journey providing the support you need along the way. Talk to us today to find out more about how we can help.
- Maintain a level of independence in your own home.
- Unobtrusive care and support on your terms.
- Flexibility to get in just the right amount of support you need.
- Gain a sense of freedom to continue to live life to the full.
- Enjoy the benefits of a meaningful long term relationship with your carer.
Helpful to Know
- Dementia support available seven days a week, 365 days of the year
- Offered from two hours or more per visit.
- Can be used on an as-needed basis.
- Available during the daytime.
- Commonly used in two to five hour blocks during the day.
- Providing dementia care across Scotland.
- Fully set up and managed service
- Includes access to our emergency call-out service
Respite care for family carers
Dementia affects the family, friends and day-to-day carers of a loved one. When caring for someone with dementia it is important to feel you have easy access to our care expertise at all times. Remember, with Bright Care you will always have a single point of contact, who knows your situation inside and out and will often be able to offer their advice and support, no matter what the query.
If you’re a family carer, it is vital you take regular break away from your caring role. This is sometimes referred to as respite care. Taking a break allows you to recharge your batteries, so you are ready to return to your caring role again, this can be for just a few hours a day or a few hours a week or even a long weekend – its up to you. But in order for you to relax, it is vital you have peace of mind in knowing your loved one is being well cared for and is enjoying the support and company that is in place
Socialisation is very important to dementia clients
With our commitment and mindset towards valuing companionship based care, we are well placed to provide effective support to people with dementia.
Getting out and about, exercise, fresh air and plenty good quality social stimulation is now widely acknowledge to significantly reduce or delay the onset of dementia and significantly improve the standard of living for those with the disease.
All our care staff have cars and love to take clients out and about to explore and help keep your loved ones mind active and engaged.
Elderly Dementia Respite Care Costs
Supporting someone with dementia is always going to be more costly, as the level of support they typically need is quite high.
However, supporting someone at home with dementia care is often no more expensive than average cost of a care home. This often means, that the decision about how to best support someone does not need to be financially driven, but can be made simple on what family feel is going to be best for them. We are always happy to offer our help and advice in this area, and even provide advice about looking at options for residential care too, if this, everything taken into account is deemed the right way forward. In fact we have even written up a guide in our knowledge centre with tips for looking at care homes.
Caring for someone with a dementia is not something to be taken lightly and need careful discussion and planning. Get in touch to see how we can help.