When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many families don’t know where to turn. Often left feeling the only choice is becoming his or her caregivers, family members find themselves trapped by financial constraints – sandwiched between aging parents and college bound children. Rather than choosing to move a senior with Alzheimer’s in cost prohibitive facility care, choosing home health care services may be the most cost effective and caring solution for you and your loved one to continue living in the comfort of a cherished home.
The Benefits of Home Health Care for a Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease
It often benefits patients with Alzheimer’s disease when they can remain in familiar surroundings of home with habitual routines that are simple enough to still incorporate into daily life. Home care services can provide a measure of independence while still delivering the needed access to care and safety. Due to the loss of memory and cognitive abilities, familiar surroundings are important to Alzheimer’s patients’ overall well-being and helpful to avoid triggers that cause more confusion in an already confusing world. Changing environments by moving to a nursing or assisted living facility may result in stress, anxiety, greater confusion, and accelerated deterioration.
Home care services also allow you, as a primary caregiver to keep an eye on your loved one more closely, and as a result decrease your stress and worry. The services provided by home health care professionals also allows you to spend better quality time with your loved one, while allowing your loved one to feel he or she still has a level of freedom. With home health care you can also see the love and compassion which is being provided for your loved one as you advocate on his or her behalf.
What to Expect from Alzheimer’s Disease Home Health Care for Your Loved One
The goal of home care for those suffering with Alzheimer’s diseases begins with providing a safe, happy, and healthy environment at home. It also offers peace of mind to family members who are also caring for their loved one. Home care is personalized for each unique individual and their needs through a home visit to the patient’s home, an assessment of the stage of progression, needs of the patient, as well as the time to address any other health concerns.
The home health care team will then work with family members to assure the appropriate care is implemented according to your loved one’s normal routine while pairing your loved one with a caregiver who is a suitable match to your loved one’s personality. Customized care ensure your loved one’s needs are met and they are being cared for by someone with whom they are comfortable.
Services provided by our professionally trained non-medical caregivers may include:
- Bathing, dressing, and grooming
- Safety supervision
- Exercising or physical activity
- Medication reminders
- Incontinence management
- Meal preparation
- Housekeeping, shopping, and more
All with the promise of preserving your loved one’s dignity and delivering the necessary support designed to complement the love and care of your family.
Finding the Home Health Care Your Loved One Needs
Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease is often stressful and difficult, but non-medical home health care can deliver the daily assistance needed for your loved one. In addition, it can give you the opportunity to relax and spend quality time with your loved one.
If you’d like more information on how home health care can help you and your loved one, please contact us at Jewish Family Home Care, one of the leading home health agencies in Hollywood, FL and the surrounding area.