Getting Help and Receiving Support from certified Alzheimer’s Caregiver

When you begin to see signs of dementia in your loved one, you’re not alone if you feel like your senior needs more help than you can provide on your own. Like many others in the same situation have discovered, you’ll find that setting up home care for seniors with dementia will help both of you substantially.

Dementia symptoms begin to emerge differently for everyone, but something that’s common is that it’s progressive. For that reason, people living with dementia require a person-centered, flexible approach that meets their needs. As your senior’s memory begins to deteriorate, it will increasingly affect their
eating habits, medication compliance, their behavior, and their ability to care for themselves. Their needs will change along with changes in their behavior. Dementia home care services offer comprehensive services for your senior and support for you, as well.

Our certified dementia professionals will start with a clinical evaluation and then develop a program of holistic therapeutic care that may include activities like music therapy, aromatherapy, memory exercises, yoga, meditation, pet therapy, and other exercises that are designed to stimulate their senses.

In-home Alzheimer’s Care

Family members and close friends of people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease carry a heavy weight. Through this challenging time, your loved one needs to keep a regular routine to minimize the symptoms of the disease and enjoy a higher quality of life. You can let some of that physical and emotional burden go by arranging for at-home care for seniors with dementia which will allow you to maintain some sense of balance in your home and work life.

These statistics from the Alzheimer’s Association will help you realize why getting help with dementia care can be so beneficial.

• Over 47.5 million people living in the U.S. live with dementia on some level.
• Around 4.5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
• About 10% of people over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Around half of people over the age of 85 live with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

It may surprise you to learn that over half of those who’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia continue living at home where 80%-90% rely on their family members to serve as their caregivers.

One of the most important ways that you can show love and support to your elder in need is to set up dementia care in your own home or in theirs. It will likely feel incredibly overwhelming as you take on greater duties as a caregiver in giving support and providing nonmedical care. You don’t have to do it alone. ESI is available to assist you with educational resources and caregiving services that meet your needs.

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care

ESI is your local home care for dementia agency. Our compassionate caregivers are dedicated and well-trained to meet the needs of your senior so they can enjoy living in their home as long as possible.

Home Health Care: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers

We train our caregivers that the key to giving quality home health care for dementia is in being keenly aware of changes in the senior and being able to pick up on their unique ways of verbal and nonverbal communication. Our caregivers learn how to interact and engage with your senior on a personal level by connecting with them around their likes, dislikes, current events, and past events. These activities are designed to stimulate your senior’s thoughts.

For example, our caregivers often listen to a senior’s favorite music, read books together, view family photos together, or work on memory exercises as part of a program for dementia care in home.

How At-Home Care Service Can Help with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

  • Memory care
  • Writing
  • Cognitive exercises
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Reading aloud
  • Engaging conversation
  • Personal grooming
  • Bill paying
  • Meal preparation
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Non-pharmaceutical Intervention
  • Housekeeping
  • Behavior reinforcements
  • Comprehensive care plans
  • Social activities
  • Assistance with daily tasks

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