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In Home Dementia and Elderly Care

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.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care by Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara can most benefit your loved one.  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.

Decisions regarding senior care for a loved one recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease can be very difficult.  Trusted and dependable caregivers understand this tough situation and will work with you to create an individualized plan.  It is important to schedule wisely and establish a routine to make each day predictable for your loved one.  Expert caregivers can help you to schedule appointments, visits from friends and daily tasks like bathing for the time of day when your loved one is most relaxed.  Dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care by Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara will help to establish routine for bathing and eating for your loved one.  The mental impairment can make dressing and hygiene activities extremely frustrating.  Helping your loved one to maintain their physical appearance may also help promote positive self-esteem.    Often a person who has Alzheimer’s forgets when they last ate.  Meals may be completely missed and that will cause worry for family.  Some who struggle with dementia may want to eat all of the time, while others never respond to the fact they are hungry.  Reliable caregivers can stop by daily at scheduled times to prepare a nutritious meal for your loved one.  It is important make meal time as enjoyable as possible for your loved one which will help them to look forward to the experience.  A trusted caregiver can also be available to accompany your loved one to their appointments and social functions in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Ynez, and Carpinteria, California.   You and your family will not have to worry if your loved one forgot how to return from an activity outside their home.   

Caregivers are expertly trained in dementia care and will provide direction and comfort to your loved one while assisting them in their personal care needs.  Highly trained caregivers are empathetic and understand the struggles your loved one is facing while coping with the disease.  These dependable caregivers understand patience is key when dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases.  If a certain approach stops working, the caregiver realizes to try something new.  Flexibility helps your loved one to meet daily challenges.

If your elderly loved one has limited mobility or is recovering from sickness or an illness, you can count on the assistance of live in senior care from Senior Helpers of Santa Barbara.  Live in senior care is available on a short or long term basis.  Live in senior care is for those who need around the clock assistance, but function pretty well on their own during the night.  Without the major life change of moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility, your loved one can thrive in their familiar environment.

For more information regarding dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care, contact your local specialist by calling 805-687-7777. Together you can create a personalized care plan for your loved one.  They will be matched with an expertly trained caregiver who understands the daily struggles of dementia related diseases.  The costs of senior care can vary greatly due to the length of time needed.  In many cases, actual costs cannot be predicted, as persons with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia often need care for many more years.  In these situations, nursing homes can be quite expensive for a family to afford on a long term basis.  In comparison, senior care at home costs less.