Dementia and Alzheimer’s are serious illnesses that require much help from a person’s friends and family to manage. The baby boomer generation of our population is now the fastest growing group in the United States. As people live longer, dementia is increasingly likely to affect us directly or indirectly at some point in our lives. It is important to not only respect our loved one’s wishes to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible, but to also provide the type of care they need to successfully thrive.
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia or other related disease, you may feel helpless as to how to help. Most seniors would choose to live out the reminder of their years independently in the comforts of their own home for as long as physically and financially possible. If you are chosen as the person your loved one counts on to make their senior care decisions, it is important to weigh the fact they would want to stay in their familiar environment. When it comes to choices for your loved one after a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may feel limited to nursing homes or assisted living facilities. You may fear that such a change might lead your loved one to take a turn for the worse. And in many ways, changing their everyday environment would be a detriment to their overall wellbeing. So, with the option of relocating your newly diagnosed loved one to an assisted living facility being more of a last resort choice, you may ask yourself, what else can you do? Dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care by Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can most benefit your loved one. Research has shown that those who struggle with dementia related diseases like Alzheimer’s do extremely well within the comforts of their familiar environments. Routine and familiarity seems to breed a feeling of wellbeing and a generally better outlook on life for those afflicted with dementia. Your family will be assured they are receiving the type of expert care they require. By allowing your loved one to remain in their comfortable home, they may feel less stress that accompanies the dementia related diseases.
There is no need to pile the responsibilities of senior care solely on your shoulders. Activities of daily living might be more of a difficult task to manage for your loved one as they cope with their ever changing abilities. Dementia and Alzheimer’s affects many elderly people, especially after the age of eighty five years. Perhaps the person in your life that is in need of dementia and Alzheimer’s care is a parent. Many adult children struggle with the idea of hiring someone else to handle the personal care needs of their elderly parents. It is not uncommon for a spouse or children to feel that they have an impossible choice between being utterly overwhelmed, if they try to provide all the care, or feeling they are betraying their relative. This often leads to the care provider becoming exhausted. It is important to realize that outside help by professional caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will allow you to spend quality time with your parents. A responsible caregiver who is expert in home dementia and Alzheimer’s care will tend to your loved one’s daily needs. To remove the demands of personal care from your to-do list will relieve some stress and you will be able to enjoy the time spent with your parents.
When a loved one is diagnosed with a dementia related disease like Alzheimer’s decisions regarding their senior care can be very difficult. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara provides the type of in home dementia and Alzheimer’s care that your loved one requires to remain independent in their own home with a customized care plan geared to their ability level. Caregivers from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California are experts in dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara understand this tough situation and will work with you to create an individualized plan. For more information about dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care by Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, call 805-687-7777 to speak to a specialist today. You don’t have to face this difficult situation alone.