Caring for someone who has a mental health condition can be demanding, challenging and yet greatly rewarding.
If that person’s mental health is declining because they suffer from Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia it can be distressing not only for the person living with the disease but also their family and friends. Providing care to someone in their own home, or if they live with loved ones, can make the process of coping with a mental illness of condition that much easier.
Often people with declining mental health will suffer from confusion and disorientation so ensuring they have continual care is vital to keep them safe from harm. As their condition progresses they can also experience physical problems such as eating, drinking and going to the toilet which can be upsetting for both them and you. It is important that they feel safe and maintain their dignity doing the things that give them enjoyment.
At Ocean Healthcare we have carers who are trained and understand the needs of people with dementia or mental health needs. Whether its 24-hour care, 7 days a week or shift care during days or nights to give family carers a break.
Our approach is person-centred and to ensure every client has their own personalised care plans. Our care teams liaise closely with an individual’s healthcare professionals and family to ensure that they receive the right care.
Caring for someone with mental decline in familiar surroundings can make it much easier for them but there are other benefits too: