During trying times, we’re able to assist in setting up and maintaining a calm, comfortable, and safe home environment.
Having a family member with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or another cognitive disorder can be emotionally and mentally draining. It is an unfortunate situation we are very familiar with, both personally and professionally. If possible, being able to keep your loved one living in their own home can be an important step in helping them, and you and your family, cope with the disease/disorder as best as possible.
During your in-home care service assessment, before care begins, we take the time needed to completely understand your family’s situation and unique needs so we are able to recommend the best ‘custom to you’ in-home care plan to address those needs. This may range from different days and times you need a caregiver in the home to what triggers to avoid aggravation/depression. Our main objective with the service we provide to a family is to keep the person(s) needing care in a comfortable and safe environment in their own home. For a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, this objective is even more important because their situation dictates a home environment that needs to be calm, comfortable, consistent, and safe.
In providing non-medical in-home care specific to Alzheimer’s and Dementia, we are particular in:
- Setting up and following daily routines.
- Always being compassionate, patient, and sympathetic.
- Keeping your loved one’s home organized and being organized ourselves in our approach and the situational care notes we make in your care journal.
- Learning the activities and exercises that your loved one enjoys that stimulate their mind.
- Creating a calm environment that helps reduce stresses.
- Being responsible and reliable – e.g. remembering when medications were taken.
- Providing a consistent familiar face or team of faces so the chance for confusion is minimized.
Different types of Dementia we are experienced in caring for:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Vascular dementia
- Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
- Mixed dementia
- Parkinson’s disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Huntington’s disease
- Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
For a full description of the different care services that may be included in your loved one’s custom care plan, click here.