- Helping you to stay in your own home
- Specialist Alzheimer’s and dementia care services
- Highly rated care provided in Stevenage, Letchworth and Hitchin
Our friendly and trusted team of CareGivers can ensure the home environment remains safe and advise on any adaptions that will make life easier. We also work with Clients and their loved ones to provide emotional support and respite, to access local services and to adapt their care package to ensure changing needs are anticipated and always met.
Many of Right at Home’s Clients are people with dementia who continue to live independently at home. We also have official Dementia Champions who have been trained by Alzheimer’s Society to deliver free information and awareness sessions to businesses and individuals across the local community, helping more people understand what it is like living with dementia.
We understand, we care and we can help by supporting you to remain living independently in the comfort of your own home.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. The nerve cells are disrupted by ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ that build up inside the brain. The communication between the nerve cells changes and messages don’t travel around as well as they should. Eventually the cells die.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition and symptoms develop over several years which can include confusion, problems with speech, personality changes and difficulty making decisions.
What is dementia?
Dementia is caused by different diseases that affect the brain and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of these. Dementia is not a disease in its own right and is actually the name for a group of symptoms that commonly include problems with memory, thinking, problem solving, language and perception.
“Thanks to the carer who helped my wife who suffered from Parkinson’s and Dementia. Caring for my wife had become increasingly difficult. The carer was professional and courteous not only to my wife but also to myself.“
Edward S (Husband of Client)
There is a misconception that is still widely believed around the outcomes for someone diagnosed with dementia. Some believe that there are limited options and the only choice is inevitably residential care.
However, as our understanding of the condition has increased, so has the evidence that quality care at home can have a real impact on stabilising and even slowing the progression of the most common dementia symptoms.
Familiarity and regular routines are key to reducing distress, so receiving consistent support from our specially trained CareGivers in the familiar home environment is ideal wherever possible.
A healthy diet, suitable exercise and cognitive stimulation have all been shown to have a positive impact on dementia symptoms and we work with our Clients to ensure they are getting the best possible care whilst also meeting their personal choices and needs.
FAQs about our Alzheimer’s & dementia care services
How much does Alzheimer’s homecare cost?
When you make contact with us, you will be provided with an approximate quote before undertaking a homecare assessment to confirm the level and type of care required.
How to find the best Alzheimer’s care?