The winter holidays are all about creating wonderful memories together with your family. Due to busy work schedules and distance it is the only time of the year where entire families are together and create happy memories together. It is especially important to create happy memories with the eldest members of our family. Unfortunately, if a loved one has been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s you may be struggling to cope with how to care for them. Alzheimer’s is a very scary disease for many to confront as the person you loved appears to forget who you even are. It is an extremely stressful situation for family of Alzheimer’s patients to handle.
Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases can be extremely intimidating for family members who wish to help their elderly family members. Many think that immediately putting their loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living is the best solution because they believe it is the only option. They cannot take enough time off of work in order to be a home caretaker for their loved one. However nursing homes can often be very expensive and very traumatic for your loved one due to the dramatic change in environment, it can have traumatic effects on the patient. They may feel that they are simply another number and are not treated as a person and instead trapped away from the rest of the world. Thankfully, there are other options for Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related patients, in the form of in-home care. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara are not only trained to handle Alzheimer’s and other dementia related diseases, but they’re also trained to treat your loved one just like you would. One of the biggest challenges of finding a caretaker for your loved one is finding one that will treat your loved one as more than just another patient and Senior Helpers understand the trust they are given when you allow them to care for your loved one.
One of the most important factors for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, as suggested by studies, is establishing a routine that they will follow daily. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will work with your family and your patient to create a daily activity plan that fits your work schedule and ensures your loved one is getting the best care possible. A daily activity plan like this is crucial and will allow your loved one to still live independently while ensuring their safety and health. The program will allow one of our trained caregivers to coordinate any visits and keep them up-to-date with any reminders of upcoming events and activities they need to be aware of. You and your family will not need to worry about your loved one forgetting a critical doctor’s appointment or missing out on an important event like a graduation. Senior Helpers will even provide transportation and company to any event within Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California ensuring their safety to and from the event and that they always have someone they trust to rely on even when you cannot be there.
A critical element for those suffering with Alzheimer’s is that they have an environment that is predictable – especially one that they are used to. This is why Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara specialize in in-home care where patient can be comfortable in a place they have known and lived in, instead of a nursing home they have never lived in before. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will ensure that not only will your loved one will be able to live independently in a home they know and love, but also help with important daily activities such as grooming, bathing, cooking nutritious meals, dressing and cleaning, among many other important daily activities that your loved one may miss. This will allow your family to feel secure knowing that your loved one is not only safe, but staying healthy and happy in an environment they know. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara have plans that will fit your family and your loved one’s needs with short term plans all the way up to long term plans, depending on what your family and loved one need. You will work together with them to create a plan that works for everyone and ensures the best care. Services are flexible from just a few hours a day all the way up to 24 hour coverage. Caretakers will be available seven days a week, including weekends and most importantly holidays. You can contact Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara at 805-687-7777 to speak to a representative right away and start discussing care that fits your budget.