January 12,2017-1:03 PM
At Open Heart Care we understand the devastating impact dementia can have on people's lives. We provide caring and sensitive domiciliary care support to help people live well with dementia.
Dementia is not a natural consequence of aging. It is a cruel disease that destroys brain cells. Gradually losing the ability to remember, plan, use language and control our bodies is a frightening and confusing experience. It can cause fear, anxiety and a feeling of loneliness. At Open Heart Care we understand the significant adjustments you will have to make.
Our staff are passionate about:
· Helping you maintain your confidence, independence and lifestyle
· Providing much needed support to family carers.
We believe in seeing the whole person and not just the condition. We talk to you and your family to find out what is important to you, what you can do and what you would like to achieve from your care and support. We provide tailored domiciliary care and support to meet your specific needs and preferences.
Our aim is to help you manage the symptoms of dementia so that you can safely stay in control of your life as much as possible, for as long as possible.
Alzheimer's disease Care
At Open Heart Care, we know how important it is to provide person centred care and support to all of our clients, particularly those suffering from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease. Most people with this progressive condition prefer to remain in their own home for as long as possible, rather than move to residential care or nursing homes.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and affects one in three people over the age of 65 years. It is not an inevitable consequence of aging. It is caused by a physical disease which progressively attacks the brain. The symptoms include:
· Memory loss
· Difficulty with speech and understanding
· Periods of mental confusion
· Changes in behaviour and emotional responses
· Problems with movement
· Increased apathy
· Loss of confidence
However, with the right care and support people with Alzheimer’s disease can continue to live well in their own homes, avoiding the need for residential care or nursing homes.
Open Heart Care offers a range of services to support people with Alzheimer’s so they are able to be as independent as possible and live the lives they choose. We believe in working in partnership with the client, their family and other care professionals to provide personalised care and support.
A manager from your local Open Heart Care office will arrange a visit to create a unique care and support plan with you. As each person is affected differently, the plan will support you to achieve your specific goals and aspirations. Our fully trained staff develop a relationship with you so they can better understand what is important about the way you wish to live your life. We find out about how you like to communicate so that we can keep you in control of your care and support as much as possible.
We always seek to understand each client’s behaviour and support them to feel good about themselves.
You can find information and advice about this condition from the Alzheimer’s Society.