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Alzheimer's and Dementia Care in Orlando

If your elderly loved one near Orlando, Florida, is suffering from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, caring for them can take a tremendous toll on your own physical and emotional well-being. Because of the progressive nature of the disease, many families choose the support and assistance of in-home care professionals like Senior Helpers over family caregivers. As the leading industry experts in Alzheimer's and dementia care, you can trust Senior Helpers to make your loved one's life, and yours, much easier and more enjoyable.

We will work with you to create a customized home care plan that changes as your loved one's needs change. Our Senior Gems® program was specially created to identify the stages of dementia and structure our home care services to help your loved one continue to live a purposeful life at home. Our care team has extensive training and experience in providing the right level of individual health care and support, while carefully monitoring everything from medication to daily activities. Our goal is to create a positive environment with activities that focus on what your loved one is still able to do, not what they can no longer do.

What are Alzheimer's & Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and degenerative brain disease and the most commonly known form of dementia. What you may not know, is that Dementia is not a specific disease. It is actually an overall term used to describe a group of symptoms specific to memory loss and other cognitive impairments that are serious enough to interfere with your loved one’s daily activities.

Dementia affects approximately 55 million people worldwide, with the number expected to double every 20 years from now until 2050 due to our aging population. Currently there is no cure, though some methods have shown improvement in slowing down or stopping certain types of dementia.

What are the Benefits of In-Home Dementia Care?

Hiring in-home dementia care experts is a wonderful way for families to see their loved ones remain in familiar surroundings and avoid the stress that can be associated with moving. Having care providers at your home gives you peace of mind knowing they will take over meal preparation and daily activities that may become difficult after the early stages of dementia while also helping to keep track of appointments and care needs.

Studies have shown that older adults receiving Alzheimer's & dementia home care are more likely to want to stay involved in activities than those living alone without any senior care assistance. They tend to feel less isolated socially when care providers come into their lives because it creates an opportunity for interaction.

In a home care setting providers can offer personalized activities that stimulate the brain and encourage your loved one to interact with others, thus placing emphasis on memory care. These types of experiences have been shown to decrease depression as well as increase positive interactions in those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Orlando FL families trust Senior Helpers to deliver compassionate, experienced care from the comfort of a Senior’s home.

What are the Benefits of In-Home Dementia Care?

  • Comfort of Home

  • Independence

  • Personalized Care

  • Peace of Mind

  • Reduced Feelings of Isolation

  • Fall Prevention

When Should I Keep a Senior Living with Dementia at Home?

Keeping a loved one living with dementia at home is not always easy, but it is often preferred over respite care or assisted living facilities. Maintaining their environment and surroundings can have numerous positive effects on an individual, and is typically more comfortable for your loved one.

Since many seniors with dementia have very specific needs and behaviors that can make them difficult to provide adequate care for at home, Orlando FL families turn to Senior Helpers® when they need more than just a basic family caregiver. A dementia caregiver who visits your loved one’s home will serve as an advocate for them while also assisting with day-to-day activities and encouraging socialization, among other things that stimulate brain activity. These activities may help to alleviate sadness as well as enhance pleasant interactions in folks with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease.

Senior Helpers Approach to Dementia & Alzheimer's Care

Senior Helpers Approach to Dementia & Alzheimer's Care

Senior Gems®: Helping Caregivers Assess and Provide Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Senior Gems® created by Senior Helpers®, is a method used to provide effective strategies for support and care for your loved one for everything from normal aging through late stage dementia. Through Senior Gems®, we are able to focus on what is precious and unique about each senior.

Changes take place as their disease progresses, but by taking a positive approach to care and using strategies that work, Senior Helpers can help your loved one to continue to live a purposeful life at home. The Senior Gems is based on the Gems™, techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care which was created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC.

The Gems classification system allows trained Senior Helpers caregivers to:

  • Identify the characteristics of different stages of dementia
  • Understand what a person can still do based on a gem level
  • Use specific strategies based on gem level to care for our seniors.
  • Create the best plan for caring for the individual long term.

Senior Gems® Video

Request our free, informative video, Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia, that can assist you in your efforts to help your family member with dementia.

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Senior Gems® Video
Dementia Home Care Strategies

Dementia Home Care Strategies

Senior Gems® Strategy for Care Wheel

If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you can both benefit from the concepts and the tips that the Senior Gems® provides.

The Senior Gems Strategy for Care Wheel is a wonderful tool that provides an introductory overview of the Senior Gems® classification system, along with some strategies for caregivers and family members to use as they are caring for someone with brain change.

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Why Should You Choose Senior Gems®?

The Senior Gems® helps families and caregivers prepare and care for those loved ones who are living with dementia. If your loved one is showing signs of dementia, you can benefit from the concepts and the tips that the Senior Gems® provides.

How Senior Helpers Uses Senior Gems for Loved One’s with Dementia®

Senior Helpers works closely with renowned dementia care specialist, Teepa Snow, OTR/L, of Positive Approach, LLC to create and prepare comprehensive training programs for Senior Helpers caregivers throughout the country. This ensures each senior receives the right kind of skilled care for their unique situation.

A sample care plan for your loved one may include activities that:

  • Encourage engagement in daily life
  • Create opportunities for social interaction
  • Stimulate the brain
  • Reminiscence therapy

From hours of introductory training to on-going training delivered both online and in-person throughout the year, our caregivers are prepared to help your loved one live comfortably and safely at home.

Get Started Today with Senior Helpers Orlando Dementia Care

Senior Helpers of Orlando provides Alzheimer's & Dementia Care services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each one of our clients and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays and weekends. Start today by setting up your FREE in-home assessment or contacting our office to speak with a Senior Helpers elder care expert to learn more.

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