Posted on Mar 09, 2018
Dementia and Alzheimers In Home Care
It may come as no surprise that about one in ten people over the age of sixty-five have Alzheimer's and the disease affects more than fifty percent of people over the age of eighty-five. Eventually, most people who struggle with Alzheimer’s or other dementia related disease require outside care. In the early stages of Alzheimer’s most people can live independently in their own home and do so successfully. As the disease progresses, the need for dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care increases. As difficult as it may seem to accept outside help, it is important to remember a loved one’s desire to remain in their familiar environment. Most seniors wish to remain in their own homes for as long as physically and emotionally possible, so dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care by Senior Helpers of Chattanooga is the best choice for loved ones recently diagnosed.
Some of the key benefits of dementia and Alzheimer’s in home care are maintaining a familiar frame of reference and continuity of daily routines and schedules. Dementia and Alzheimer’s in home guarantees a freedom to move about in a familiar, unrestricted space in the comforts of their own home. To provide the type of care your loved one requires in the familiar homes and communities will allow for minimal stress, which can aggravate the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia. Establishing and maintaining routines and schedules can lessen the confusion of a loved one who struggles to cope with this disease.
In home dementia care can 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 promote positive self-esteem. 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 from Senior Helpers of Chattanooga are empathetic and understand the struggles your loved one is facing while coping with the disease. If a certain approach stops working, the caregiver realizes to try something new. Flexibility helps your loved one to meet daily challenges.
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. A trusted caregiver can be available to accompany your loved one to their appointments and social functions in Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas. You and your family will not have to worry if your loved one forgot how to return from an activity outside their home.
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 423-710-1500! The compassionate senior care specialists at Senior Helpers can also guide you through the process of receiving the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefit if your elderly loved one is a veteran. In home senior care allows your loved one to stay in the comforts of their own home for as long as possible while receiving the level of care they need. Senior Helpers of Chattanooga provides a wide range of services including Alzheimer’s and dementia care, personal assistance, companionship, and so much more to all areas of Chattanooga, Hixson, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Signal Mountain, and surrounding areas.