Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
The greatest physical risks to patients in the earlier stages of dementia include falling, wandering and injuring oneself at home. If you are considering care options for your loved one with Alzheimer's, or if you are a family caregiver in need of respite, Home Care Assistance is here to help.
- Promote enhanced mood and combat depression through companionship
- Utilize expert training in healthy nutrition to cook nutritiously prepared meals
- Provide the necessary social interaction to keep mind sharp
- Reduce fall and elopement risk through dedicated supervision
- Contribute to an improved overall quality of life for the client and loved ones
Signs that Home Care May Be Necessary:
Complex care needs.
- Especially as symptoms progress, the needs of your loved one maybe too much for you to manage alone. Many individuals with Alzheimer's require 24-hourobservation and care, keep unusual or reversed schedules and become completely dependent on physical support. If you find that you area wake and caregiving at all hours of the day, have difficulty with physical tasks such as transferring, or feel unequipped to respond to behavioral changes, a professional caregiver from a home care agency can be an invaluable resource.
Overwhelming demands on your time.
- You may be balancing family, career and social responsibilities on top of caregiving. Often, personal time is de-prioritized to the detriment of your physical, emotional and mental health.
Increased personal anxiety and stress.
- If you begin to feel regular anxiety, difficulty sleeping, fatigue and other symptoms of stress or depression, you may require respite. In fact, over half of family caregivers report clinically significant symptoms of depression. A caregiver can ensure safety for your loved one and give you time to rejuvenate and address personal needs.
Enhanced Quality of Life for Alzheimer's and Dementia Clients and Their Loved Ones
- Relief for the family caregiver. Family caregivers make tremendous sacrifices to care for their loved ones, especially as the disease progresses and around-the-clock care becomes a necessity. These family caregivers are more likely to suffer from their own health conditions due to the stress and strain associated with caregiving. Respite care from a home care provider can reduce the burden on family members while ensuring continuity of care.
- Comfort of home. Individuals with Alzheimer's respond best to a stable, familiar environment and an established routine. Our caregivers can help your loved ones stay home, even after their care needs evolve, to provide maximum comfort.
Contact Home Care Assistance of Los Gatos-San Jose today to request an expertly trained, insured, bonded and experienced Caregiver. Call us anytime to consult with a care manager.
"Home Care Assistance is proud to serve as an Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance Champion. As an AEDA Champion, Home Care Assistance is committed to providing education and resource for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and the family members who care for them."