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In Home Dementia and Elderly Care

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are serious illnesses that require a lot of 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 live successfully. 

Typically, grown children of elderly parents feel guilty if they call on outside help to tend to their senior care needs.  Perhaps you feel that if you ask for help, that you don’t love your parents enough.  That is not the case.  While caring for your senior family member may have initially felt rewarding, you are probably starting to feel some of the strain and stress of the daily demands and needs.  It is important to remember that caregivers who insist on time for themselves within a busy life have more energy and are better able to handle and deal with stress.  There comes a time when you must admit that even the primary caregiver needs care too.  Don’t underestimate the value of outsourcing; your health and peace of mind are priceless.  One study found that family caregivers experiencing extreme stress have been shown to age prematurely. This level of stress can take as much as ten years off a caregiver’s life.  You don’t have to tackle such a large task alone. 

Call 805-687-7777 to speak to an in home senior care specialist who will coordinate an individualized plan with a perfectly matched caregiver.  Even those who are most resistant to outside help have grown to love their caregiver.  A caregiver is a very compassionate individual who has chosen their line of work because they find helping people to be especially rewarding.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will take care of your loved one’s senior care needs so you can have the free time to socialize and enjoy them. 

Studies have shown that keeping a person mentally and emotionally active will have a great impact on their life and may even slow the progression of such a challenging disease like dementia and Alzheimer’s.  A trusted caregiver from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara is available to transport and accompany your loved one to local functions and activities throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.  Even a newly diagnosed patient would benefit by having someone accompany them on outings.  Safety is a number one priority and you would not have to worry that your loved one returned home safely and did not get lost. 

You may wonder what services are included with in home elderly care.  Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara offers a wide range of in home elderly care services to best suit your loved one with any of their daily needs.  In home elderly care includes personal care with activities of daily living.  These daily activities include assistance with grooming, hygiene care, bathing, eating and mobility.  If your loved one needs some help with daily tasks, you can count on the experienced and highly trained staff to provide top notch in home senior care.  

When considering the many options for care for a loved one coping with Alzheimer’s or dementia related disease, consider in home elderly care.  Your loved one can receive the same high quality care they would expect from an institutionalized setting, at a more affordable rate, and at a much better location, their home.  In home elderly care is offered on a flexible, as needed basis.  In home senior care is available for as long or short a time as your loved one requires.  If your loved one is coping with a disease, a recent injury, or illness, they can safely return home and receive the same care they would expect from an assisted living facility.  When recovering from illness or injury, most people feel better faster in their own home.  When polled, most seniors would choose to live out their years in the comforts of their own home.  In home elderly care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara, 805-687-7777, makes it possible for an elderly loved one to live happily, comfortably and with dignity in the privacy of their own home.