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Preparation Tips for Spring and In Home Dementia Care

Preparation Tips for Spring and In Home Dementia Care

If your loved one is coping with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease, you may feel that the best way to care for them is in a hospital or assisted living home.  Many people who are diagnosed with dementia require support as their disease worsens.  In home care for dementia by Senior can help a person who struggles with the impairment.  Some tips for reducing confusion include keeping familiar objects and people around.  For many families, the dementia care requirements can be very demanding.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides expert dementia and Alzheimer’s care in the comforts of your loved one’s home.  In home care for dementia can greatly improve the overall wellbeing of a person newly diagnosed.  To remain in the comforts of home will have positive effects on their outlook on life.  The compassionate and trained caregivers understand the ever-changing moods and needs of a person coping with a dementia related disease.  The caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will work with you and your family to provide consistency and stability.  Your loved one will grow to anticipate scheduled events and visitors.  Predictability is the key to successfully living independently at home. 

When a loved one is diagnosed with a dementia related disease, the new struggles may seem a bit frightening.  With the help of an expert caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, your loved one can thrive in their familiar home environment.  There is no need to uproot their lives to get the dementia care they need.  A trusted caregiver knows to create activities that can help to stimulate your loved one, while also staying very aware of their comfort level.  Dependable caregivers know to establish routines of activities of daily living and to schedule visitors so your loved one will not be surprised and can have something to look forward to.  Expert caregivers understand the importance of maintaining social contacts and having fun in their communities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.  Your loved one may not recognize old friends and some family members, but they will still appreciate the social interaction. 

Family get-togethers at the park or barbeques with friends are great ways to interact with others while being outside this spring.  Seniors enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren at these events that make for a perfect spring afternoon. 

Spring is only a few days away.  Have you started preparing?  Of course, there’s always some spring cleaning to worry about, but that’s not the only way you and your aging loved one can prepare for warmer weather and more time outdoors.  Ask your loved one what their favorite springtime activities were when they were younger.  Recreating these pastimes is a great way to generate positive memories and happy feelings, as well as get your senior outdoors and active.

With the warmer weather approaching, it is time to get out and enjoy the sunny days.  As the days get longer, it makes for more time spent outdoors with family and friends.  There are many activities senior citizens can enjoy outside that are fulfilling without being too physically demanding.  For some elderly people, the ideal spring day would involve a leisurely stroll outdoors.  Bird watching and walks are a great way to enjoy the splendors of nature while also getting in some light exercise. 

If you would like to learn more about caring and consistent in home senior care and the many benefits of professional elderly care or dementia and Alzheimer’s care, call Senior Helpers to speak to a senior care specialist today 805-687-7777!   In home senior care provided by compassionate caregivers is a wonderful resource for meal preparation for an elderly loved one.  This service will give family peace of mind that fresh foods are made when family is unable to stop by during the week.   Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.