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Dementia Care

Dementia Care

We're committed to providing holistic, high quality, person-centred dementia care, and support to both clients and their families.

A change of routine or environment can be very daunting for someone who’s requires dementia care.  That’s why more families and relatives than ever are turning to providing dementia care at home 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 providing someone with dementia care, 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.

Care designed around you, just for you!
Dementia Care from Midian Care
Our typical services can include (but not limited to):
Providing discreet and sensitive personal care
We’re able to provide traditional home care together with specialised dementia care
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Companionship as and when you need it
Our carers will provide companionship whilst ensuring your privacy is respected. We ensure that a perfectly matched carer shares similar values and interests as you to make life interesting, stimulating and enjoyable, whilst being there for you to support your emotional and psychological needs.
Preparing meals and support with eating
Our approach is designed to guide and assist in eating a nutrient-rich diet that promotes good health. We can be there throughout the whole decision making, food shopping, meal preparation, and eating process if required.
Prompt, remind, or give full support administering medication
All our carers are qualified and approved to prompt, assist, and administer medication. We can also help you arrange to have your prescribed medication put into a Monitored Dosage System.
Looking after your pets
We can also provide ‘pet friendly’ carers who are more than happy to ensure your fury best friends are also looked after when you’re not able.
Ensuring safe mobility in and around the home
We able to engage expert guidance and advice as to what equipment can improve safe movement and mobility around the home, whilst minimising falls and recommendations as to any home adaptations that may make life easier.
Supporting and promoting continence care
This can include changing catheter and stoma bags, incontinence pads and sheets, and help with bathing and changing clothing and monitoring skin integrity.
Light household cleaning
Keeping the main parts of your home clean and tidy. For more comprehensive cleaning, we also offer a full domestic cleaning service.
Assisting with washing, ironing, laundry and linen
Including changing bed linen and turning on washing machine. For a more in-depth service we also offer a full domestic cleaning service.
Connecting digitally online with loved ones
We’re here to help you digitally communicate and connect with loved ones, if you’re unable to meet in person using Messenger, Facetime and other video communication apps even if you don’t have your own broadband.

Exceptional support from the dementia specialists

We all acknowledge that caring for people with dementia can be daunting and challenging.  That’s why we train each and every one of our carers so they’re experts in providing dementia care and understand how to make life easier for those living with the condition. With over half of our clients having some form of dementia, it’s why we’ve become dementia specialists.

We recognise that the homes of our clients aren’t just buildings, they’re treasure troves, hosting years’ worth of cherished memories. And when caring for someone with dementia, this continuity and consistency of environment and routine is absolutely vital. With our service, your loved one will be cared for by the same familiar faces, and you’ll get to know your carers too.

We also provide clients with live-in carerespite care, palliative care, domiciliary care and visiting home care if you feel these services may be more suited to your needs.

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.

Home Care from Midian Care

Dementia Care FAQs

“Given the choice, 97% of us would prefer to continue living at home.”

‘Better at Home’ survey conducted by The Live-In Care Hub in 2017

Dementia care is a package of care from expert carers for individuals with a diagnosis of dementia who are no longer able to live independently at home.  This type of care is provided to help maintain the psychological and physical well-being of dementia patients.

Commonly known as “The 7 Stages Of Alzheimer’s”, this framework is used to measure the effects of dementia on an individual. These are as follows:

1. No impairment – Dementia isn’t detectable and there are no memory problems
2. Very mild decline – The individual may experience very minor memory problems
3. Mild decline – Cognitive problems are noticeable
4. Moderate decline – Clear cut symptoms of dementia are apparent
5. Moderately severe decline – Additional assistance is required with most day-to-day tasks
6. Severe decline – The individual requires constant supervision and professional care
7. Very severe decline – The individual loses the ability to communicate or respond to their environment

Stages 1-3 would be classed as Early Stage Dementia
Stages 4-5 would be classed as Mid Stage Dementia
Stages 6-7 would be classed as Late Stage Dementia

As dementia progresses it affects people’s ability to express themselves so you may need to learn new ways to understand and communicate with them.

  • If what the person is saying doesn’t seem to make sense, try to look for the meaning behind the words.
  • Speak slowly and clearly, using simple language and short sentences.
  • Avoid choice and keep things simple with questions that only need a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer.
  • Avoid testing the person’s memory by asking them what they did earlier. Try not to get into argument about what they say, even if you think they’re mistaken. Simply listening to what they’re saying rather than correcting them can help someone feel acknowledged.
  • Create a memory book to help the person with dementia remember special times. This can be a collection of photos that represent happy events like weddings, holidays and the birth of children.
  • Memory books can also help health and social care professionals appreciate the person’s likes and understand their past experiences.
  • If you’re struggling with unusual or challenging behaviour speak to the person’s GP to get a referral to your community mental health team. The Alzheimer Society’s factsheet Aggressive behaviour has useful information including how to react, working out triggers, and dealing with your own feelings.

Distress and confusion may be caused by other health needs, rather than dementia. Always discuss any concerns with the GP so they can check for physical causes or reactions to current medication.

Check the person’s glasses are clean and their hearing aid is working if they use them.

Try to understand how they feel – this is likely to be a highly confusing and upsetting experience for them.  Ask questions to fully understand their circumstance and offer the support they require.  We’re on hand to assist with  Dementia Care support.  Call 0330 124 6299 to speak to a dementia care specialist.

Contact a member of our dedicated dementia care team to discuss the best package of dementia care for you or your loved one today by phoning 0330 124 6299.

  • Home Care
    Assistance with a ‘good morning’ start to the day, to get up, wash, get dressed and have breakfast and getting ready for bed.

    Our Home Care service works to your regular routines, and ensures that support is tailored to your specific requirements, our fully trained support workers deliver discreet and professional personal care in the way that promotes your independence, dignity and safety.

  • Dementia Care
    Midian Care is committed to providing holistic, quality, person-centered dementia care and support clients and their families.

    At Midian Care we understand the challenges often inherent in supporting someone with dementia and reflecting this, we are committed to providing holistic, high quality, person-centred dementia care and support to both clients and their families.

  • Palliative Care
    Our service provides the highest quality palliative and end of life care possible, promoting values of dignity and respect.

    Midian Cares’ Palliative Care at home service enables you to stay in the home that you feel comfortable in, surrounded by precious memories, priceless possessions and the people that are dearest to you.  With one-to-one support from one of our specialised compassionate support workers, who is experienced in palliative care, you can have the support that you need, when you need it.

  • Companionship
    General companionship, escort duties to appointments, accompanied holidays, assistance with accessing technology.

    Our companionship service is most suited to individuals who will benefit from having the reassurance that someone is there with them to offer support when it is needed.  It also provides peace of mind for family members who are unable to regularly visit, as they know their loved one is being cared for.