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Dementia Care

Dementia Care
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Dementia Care

A change of routine or environment can be very daunting for someone who’s living with dementia. That’s why more families and relatives than ever are turning to home care rather than residential care, so their loved one can stay in the home they know and love instead of nursing or residential homes.

At Midian Care, we understand the challenges often inherent in supporting someone with dementia, we are committed to providing holistic, high quality, person-centred dementia care, and support to both clients and their families.  Assisting someone with dementia requires both a practical understanding of the illness itself and an insight into the psychological and emotional journey that often takes hold as it progresses.

We offer a different approach to dementia care at home, focusing on creative and innovative ways for both our clients and client’s families to live well with dementia.  Our highly committed dementia care team has a passion for making a difference in peoples’ lives.

As long as someone is healthy and fit, the quality of life will be good.  The symptoms of dementia can be worsened, causing them to become irritable and confused, when they consume a poor diet; since this makes them more vulnerable to sickness.

If your relative isn’t being very active, aim to have them exercise more often.  You can easily increase their level of activity and mobility by helping them perform simple chair exercises:

  • UPPER BODY TWIST

    Upper-body twist – reach for the shoulders with arms crossed over the chest. Now, turn the upper body towards the left side while making sure your hips aren’t moving. Do this five times on both sides (left and right).

  • CHEST STRETCH

    Chest stretch – while sitting in the upright position, push the shoulders backwards while pulling your back away from the chair. Then, extend both arms to the side while pushing the chest outwards. Do this until you start feeling the stretch.

  • ANKLE STRETCH

    Ankle stretch – with your leg straighten, lift it. Stretch toes so they are pointed outwards and then back at you. Aim for two sets and five repetitions on the left, and then do the same of the right.

  • HIP MARCHING

    Hip marching – while holding the chair on the sides, lift the left leg as high as you can while making sure the knee is bent. Do this five times on both sides.

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Encouraging Interests and Hobbies

Even though someone is living with dementia, it doesn’t mean their interests and hobbies are no longer a concern for them.  They may just need assistance in doing them.

Your relatives can love reading the newspaper every day but may find it hard to go to their favourite newspaper shop.  By going to pick it up for them, you can help them stay updated on current events so they don’t miss a thing.

When your loved one is engaged in their hobbies and interests, it means they will be mentally stimulated and enjoy themselves in the process.

Dementia Specialists and Ongoing Support

Looking after people with dementia is a challenging and frightening task.  The person looking after someone with dementia needs to know how to make living conditions easier for the individual.  Luckily, we provide specialist training to our Support Workers to make sure they can take on this task.  Midian Care’s robust induction training and specialist Advanced Dementia Programme means our team are not only highly-skilled, but they are also continually mentored and supported.

Reflecting the above, dementia training is an integral part of Midian Care’s induction programme which all new team members participate in.  Additionally, recognising that dementia affects all individuals differently, Midian Care provides carers supporting dementia care clients with greater levels of need, such as those with challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety and increased confusion, with more advanced training and specialist one to one input as and when this is required.

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Home is Where the Heart is…

Home is where the heart is, as the saying goes, and we realised this at Midian Care. That is why we provide dementia care since we know that maintaining a strong home environment and all its associated routines are crucial in managing and living with the condition.

Want to know more about our Dementia Care Service? get in touch today.
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Arranging support for a loved one

Sometimes dementia care can be quite an uncomfortable and demanding task for a close family member to carry out for a loved one, as it is a lot of responsibility, with some feeling awkward about a change in the relationship.

In these instances, it can be much easier to have a trained professional who is accustomed to supporting with dementia care to come to your loved one’s house and step in.  Choosing a dementia carer that your loved one is comfortable with is vital whether they are male, female, young or old- means that carer becomes a regular friendly face for your loved one to rely on whilst offering gentle encouragement and a little bit of extra support.

What makes our servicecaring?dignified?responsible?safe?unique?

Midian Care strives to do more than meeting your physical needs and keeping you safe in your own home.  We want to provide a service that enriches your life and gives you the fulfilment that you deserve.

Midian Care goes beyond the usual services that many homecare companies provide.

Midian Care Facts

We put you first, every time. Our aim is to provide the standard of care that we would want for our own families.

  • Registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Fully trained carers and experienced management staff
  • 30 min calls, once a week through to complex and dementia care
  • Respite care, companionship and domestic services available.
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