Can a dementia patient be cared for at home?
Yes – a dementia patient can be cared for at home as long as their individual support needs can be safely met.
Home care for dementia patients can be especially beneficial for individuals living with dementia symptoms including memory loss, as a familiar environment can provide much-needed comfort and reassurance.
What are the benefits of receiving dementia care in your own home?
Receiving dementia care in your own home can support you to remain in a familiar environment, ensuring that your needs are met and that you are safe. Arranging care at home for dementia can also take the pressure off loved ones who may be assisting with your dementia care.
A care assessment will help to determine whether caring for dementia at home is the right option for you, and your loved ones. It’s worth bearing in mind that home care for dementia patients can work really well alongside other support options including dementia day care and respite breaks in a specialist dementia care home, so it doesn’t have to be a case of choosing one option over another.
Whilst dementia care in the home looks a little different to receiving care as a resident in a specialist dementia care home, the principles are exactly the same. Specialist care for dementia at home, or in a dementia care home, is person-centred and focuses on supporting the individual to live well with dementia, as well as manage their dementia symptoms.