Alzheimer's and In-Home Care
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that impacts virtually every aspect of an individual’s life. While you want to ensure that your aging parent or family member is well cared for, it can be difficult to predict their needs because sometimes they are fully alert and oriented, and other times they are confused and disoriented. In-home care can be an effective way of providing them with the support they need when they need it.
In-Home Care Provides Stability Providing a caregiver for your loved one allows them to continue to be as independent as possible while living in their own home. It also allows them to maintain their routines in a familiar environment. They are comfortable in their house, and they know where things are. Moving them to assisted living or a nursing home may create a high stress environment where they become easily confused and frustrated. A facility may also be a level of care they do not yet need.
Services are Flexible Caregivers are able to be scheduled at times when your loved one most needs it, whether that is first thing in the morning, during the evening, or throughout the day. They may come a few hours a week or a few hours a day. A caregiver provides the level of support your loved one needs, allowing them their while providing support where necessary.
Enhanced Safety Caregivers work with your loved one to maintain a safer home environment and reduce fall risks. They assist with light housekeeping, organization, meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing, dressing, medical appointments, companionship, and running errands. While in the home, they look for potential risks such as cords or clutter obstructing walkways, unsecured rugs, or burned-out lightbulbs. A caregiver also helps to prevent wandering and escort your loved one on outings should they become confused.
In-Home Care Offers Companionship Caregivers can sit with your loved one and talk, whether they are discussing current events or remembering times past. They can help your loved one work through moments of confusion, anxiety, and forgetfulness, providing reassurance and support. In addition, they can assist your loved one with sticking to their routine and staying active throughout the day, so they do not throw off their sleep schedule with long naps.
In-home care can cover your loved one’s needs during times when you, other family members, or friends are unable to be there. Caregivers work with you to understand your aging parent’s unique needs, abilities, and goals to provide the right level of care and support. Partner with a caregiver who is experienced in working with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and can adjust to their changing needs.
Contact us to learn more about how our caregivers can assist individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and help them remain independent and safe while aging better at home. Schedule a care consultation today to get started.