With almost 9 million combined people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia in the United States, finding ways to care for the affirmed is incredibly important. Providing quality Alzheimer’s care and care for dementia is something that Senior Helpers keeps as one of its highest priorities. There are many ways we provide service and care for those in need. Here’s a few tips if you’re the elderly loved one acting as primary caregiver.
Keep Their Home Simple and Organized
Alzheimer’s and dementia both affect the memory. With that in mind, doing your best to keep the living space for your senior neat and clean can go a long way. While their memory may be impaired, keeping things consistent can do a lot to help alleviate some of the issues with living with a degenerative brain disease.
Senior Helpers offers comprehensive personal care services that are meant to help make home life easier for those suffering from the diseases. Quality Alzheimer’s care at home starts simple and builds from there. You would help keep people safe during activities like bathing, showering, dressing, and other movements around the house. Again, it’s basic care, but it is a necessity. Providing care for dementia in the home can make the people you are working with more comfortable.
Planning Meals and Nutrition
Another important element to good Alzheimer’s care is staying on top of nutrition and meal preparation for the folks you are assisting. Senior Helpers caregivers can aid you and your loved one in making hearty, nutritious meals that are balanced and tailored to their needs.
Senior Helpers caregivers can not only help preparing the meals at home, but also can assist in going shopping for you and your family to take that stress off your shoulders. We know that care for dementia is difficult. We want to make everything as stress-free as possible for you and your loved ones.
Utilizing the Senior Gems® program
Senior Gems is a program designed by Senior Helpers to be a comprehensive system to assess and provide care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The program gauges what your senior loved one is still able to do and accomplish. Senior Gems® helps you, your family, and Senior Helpers caregivers understand and prepare ways to help your loved one going forward.
Developed by experts in the field of dementia care, Senior Gems focuses on what your loved one can do and what you need to do to help.
Be a Companion
It may sound straightforward, but it bears repeating how important it is to be a companion to your loved one. Caring and listening to conversation, or engaging in their hobbies, are important parts of Alzheimer’s care and care for dementia. Senior Helpers also provides companion care services so that your loved one won’t feel alone if you are unable to be around for them regularly.
To learn more about how to provide quality Alzheimer’s care and care for dementia contact us today for more information.