Alzheimer's In-Home Care Services
In-home care for a parent or loved one with Alzheimer's Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD) varies depending on the stage of Alzheimer’s, and the ability to manage household tasks. The level of care and supervision that is required varies. The needs change and evolve as they progress through the stages of the disease. With Alzheimer’s, there are three stages: early-stage, middle-stage, and late-stage.
Alzheimer's Common Challenges
Memory problems are certainly a component of Alzheimer's, but communication, emotional, and behavior problems are often also important.
• Communication Problems
• Emotional Problems – Depression, Frustration, and Clinging
• Memory Problems – Forgetfulness and Wandering
• Behavior Problems – Aggression, Delusions, Hoarding, Sleep Problems, and Sundowning
• Driving Problems
In-Home Services and Skills Needed
Early stage home care might be appropriate for an individual in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia-related disease, but as the disease progresses, more advanced care is needed. This is where an Alzheimer's home care specialist is appropriate. They provide not only Companionship and Socialization needs, but also support Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs).
Our Supportive Care aides have advanced training and experience in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. They understand the disease, the progression of it, how to handle the erratic moods and behavior. They also understand how to help maintain low levels of stress for the individual instead of escalating the stress level which some untrained caregivers may unwittingly do. They cater to the specific needs of an individual with dementia, often incorporating activities and experiences that are meant to stimulate one’s memory.
Ready to set started? Schedule a Free in-home Alzheimer's assessment.
To help you determine what level of assistance makes the most sense for your parent or loved one with Alzheimer's, we offer a free, in-home assessment by a registered nurse. These assessments evaluate an individual’s physical, social and cognitive well-being. We'll provide you with a care plan that will outline the care needed along with the results of our home safety check. Call today 508-861-3067 to learn more and to schedule a complimentary assessment.