What does Dementia Care mean?
When it comes to dementia, there are varying different levels and types of the condition. As a result, the type of dementia care a person receives is dependent on the individual’s symptoms, and there are a number of different dementia care services such as live-in home care, care homes, and nursing homes.
Those experiencing early to mid stages of dementia may find it difficult to navigate themselves in and out of the home, remember important dates and appointments, and look after themselves with personal care. As a progressive condition, symptoms of dementia are likely to worsen, and when an individual gets to a stage where they cannot continue with their normal daily routine, it might be a sign that it is time to seek full-time care.
Care homes provide a variety of different care services and care packages, and whilst some might be designed to provide specialist dementia care, others may provide a range of different care services such as residential dementia care, nursing care, respite care, and palliative care. Dependent on the need of the individual, care providers such as care homes and nursing homes can offer a supportive environment where specialist staff is available around-the-clock to provide care, physical and emotional support, and social and lifestyle benefits.