All carers on Curam are

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What is dementia in-home care?

For those dealing with dementia or specific neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, a carer can provide the support they need to live comfortably in the safe and familiar surroundings of their home. Dementia care at home can be the most convenient option that allows them to remain as independent as possible. Curam’s experienced home carers provide specialist support for those with dementia throughout the UK.

Carers can support those with both early and late-stage dementia in numerous ways:

Enable you to remain living independently in your own home
Provide support with domestic tasks and chores
Aid with mobility and exercise
Provide bathroom assistance and continence care
Prepare meals and encourage healthy eating
Manage distressing behaviours such as pacing, shouting and aggression
Provide companionship and security
Help with medication and medical equipment
Provide reassurance and peace of mind

How does dementia home care work?

Dementia care at home can take many different forms, depending on the needs of the person receiving care. A specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s carer or personal assistant can provide different types of care:

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Why choose dementia care?

Alzheimer's and dementia care is a specialised form of care supporting people in the various stages of dementia. This will often include medication prompting, reassurance, assistance with eating and drinking, continence care and therapeutic care.

In-home care can be beneficial to those with dementia and specific neurodegenerative diseases by providing them safety and comfort in familiar surroundings, potentially reducing confusion and making it easier for them to see family and friends. 

Who needs dementia care at home?

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Who needs dementia care at home?

Live-in dementia care is a good option for those who need constant care but have needs that can be met at home. 

People in the middle and late stages of dementia will typically require 24-hour home care. Those in the early stages of dementia do not typically require as much assistance, but it’s important to monitor their progress and plan for the future.

Enable you to remain living comfortably in your own home

Reduce distress and confusion caused by moving

Provide companionship and focused one-on-one care

Reduce isolation and help them stay connected to friends, family and community

Help them maintain good nutrition and hydration

Give structure to their day and help them stay close to pets

Maintain your privacy and existing schedule

Dementia home care services

Carers will fulfil the tasks agreed to in their service agreement. These tasks can range from personal care to domestic tasks and chores including shopping, laundry, meal preparation and transport. The focus is on making sure those with dementia feel safe and cared for through their regular routines.

Types of dementia home care

Dementia home care is tailored to an individual’s needs and specific condition. Carers on the Curam platform provide many different kinds of dementia care:

Alzheimer's disease care
Vascular dementia care
Lewy Body dementia care
Frontotemporal dementia care
Last-minute care in case of cancellation or sickness
Palliative and any other specialist care type needed
Live in care

Live in-care for 24/7 support

Hourly care

Hourly care according to their schedule

Overnight care

Overnight care, including both sleeping night and waking night care

Respite care

Respite care while your regular carer goes on holiday or suddenly unavailable

Responsibilities, duties and tasks of an hourly carer

A carer looks after the person needing care according to the tasks agreed in the service agreement. Some of the tasks that an hourly carer might normally carry out are:

Personal care such as washing, dressing and continence care
Help with mobility and movement around the home
Assistance with and prompting to taking prescribed medicines
General domestic duties, including laundry, light cleaning, gardening and admin tasks
Help with cooking and meal preparation
Preventing and managing sundowning
Preventing falls and accidents in the home
Companionship and help with social interaction
Providing reassurance when confused or scared