Providing Individual Focused Dementia and Alzheimer's Care

Dwell Homecare recognises that Alzheimer’s and dementia affects each person differently. We strive to provide an individual care plan to your loved ones while working side by side with you to determine what services are most suitable. Our goal is to provide care ensuring our patients’ safety, positive mental health and physical well-being are at the core.

Dementia Care

55 Alcester Road Kings Heath
Birmingham B14 7JG

We provide person-centred care for your loved one, intending to give people with dementia the chance to live their lives to the fullest potential. By offering residential care as opposed to a nursing home, our dedicated team strives to give the best support possible to every individual, in the comfort of their own home.

What are Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Dementia is a very common condition for people in their later years. Frequently, dementia can cause someone to act in unpredictable ways. The most common causes are either the result of a stroke or disease, causing injury to the brain.

The older we get the more susceptible our brain becomes too long term injuries. Dementia is an extreme yet very common result of trauma to the brain. A common type of dementia is called Alzheimer’s. Some of the main difficulties that people with Alzheimer’s struggle with are:

  • Social isolation
  • Memory loss or fogginess
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Personality change

Other conditions of individuals living with dementia include:

  • Problems with thinking clearly and logically
  • Difficulties with language and speech
  • Changes in perception and judgement
  • Difficulties with controlling emotions

With many of our patients, these behaviours can cause frustration and tension in their everyday life, and can also result in misunderstandings. For individuals with dementia, they are losing their sense of self, which can be extremely hard to communicate and even process.

As a family member or friend, caring for someone with dementia can be very difficult and even, at times, disheartening. It may feel as if you are losing sight of the person you once knew. Dementia is a heartbreaking disease for both sufferers and their loved ones, which is why we aim to provide the best dementia and Alzheimer’s care to support not only the individual but the friends and family members as well.

Nowadays, there are also some brilliant support groups which aim to help guide friends and family through the process and understanding all of the new emotions they may be feeling.

How can we Help?

For families caring for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can be difficult to know how to best support your loved ones. Often, these behavioural changes happen gradually and seem small at first, but as the disease progresses it tends to affect daily life more severely. Additionally, individuals with dementia can also experience changes in their mood and behaviour. This can frequently lead to bigger outbursts of emotion, as communicating seems almost impossible at times.

Providing individual care:

At Dwell Homecare, we provide care to help dementia sufferers live more comfortably by creating a stable environment, offering routine and patience. Our dementia caregiving centres around the individual, ensuring they have the best possible fullness of life, whilst also supporting their friends and family with in-depth communication and peace of mind.

“My mom has dementia and she needed help with her personal care. Kelly completed a thorough assessment and quickly arranged the care she needed. The Carer was gentle and kind and coaxed mom along as mom was initially resistant to receiving care. They are trustworthy and very reliable. I cannot thank them enough for all the help and care they have given to my Mom.”

Carol on Yell

Creating a safe home environment:

Dementia patients frequently have trouble with their spacial awareness, resulting in normal tasks becoming hazardous. The mundane parts of home life can very quickly become extremely overwhelming for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

One of the many ways that our carers will help is by assessing each patient with the domestic components that cause the most distress and confusion. Our home care focuses on creating a safe home space, ensuring the individual and loved ones are at ease. We help by:

  • Identifying hazards which may cause injury from falls, such as furniture, out of place objects, or pulled up carpeting.
  • Removing medication and cleaning supplies which could cause harm, and placing them in a secure location.
  • Assessing the essential lighting in darker parts of the property such as stairwells, whilst helping to block off certain areas that are of high risk.
  • Manually setting water temperatures to help prevent burns or scolding to the individual.

By identifying all of the above risks which could cause a threat of injury and could negatively affect our patient’s well-being, our carers can create a safe environment with little to no risk of injury.

Providing Stability and Routine:

Our focus is to create daily routines to reduce each individual’s stress, whilst also assessing their needs on a personal basis. As every person with Alzheimer’s or dementia is different, we strive to adapt and provide creative and flexible routines which best support your loved one.

Maintaining positive mental health and a healthy diet:

As we get older, living a healthy lifestyle is crucial. A well-balanced diet helps our patients thrive in their everyday life, providing them with as much energy as possible, helping to keep their brain active and lively. Each day brings new developments and challenges, and the support needed for our patients may evolve and change day-to-day.

Our staff are specially trained to detect signs of well-being and can respond to each situation in the best possible manner, adapting to each individual’s needs that may arise. We are always observing and making sure your loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia are benefiting from the care they receive, ensuring their happiness and mental health are carefully looked after.

What do our clients, their family and friends say about us?

My father has been with several care agencies in the past. We had to endure the difficulty of transferring from one place to the other and adjusting to changes is not easy for my dad. We had to do this as we believe we can’t settle for less when it comes to his care. At long last we found Dwell Homecare who catered for all my father’s needs.
Kenna Ahmed

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