What’s Included in Our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services
Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving takes patience and flexibility. To reduce frustration, Memory Lane Home Health Care’s team takes these tips.
- Schedule wisely. Establish a daily routine.
- Our caregivers are patient and take their time with our clients.
- Involve the client.
- Create a safe environment so the client is able to stay in their home.
About Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Caring for a loved one experiencing cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be frightening and very stressful. Memory care is one aspect of the critical support needed during this time. Services such as nourishment and self-care support may be needed, depending on the stage or severity of the disease.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services from Memory Lane Home Health Care can offer the appropriate support your family needs.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Explained
Alzheimer’s and dementia are often used interchangeably, however there is a difference between the two.
Dementia involves a loss of brain functioning affecting memory, concentration and behavior. It largely a catch all phrase for impaired thinking and memory loss. Alzheimer’s Disease is not the only degenerative disease causing dementia. Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases are also dementia inducing.
The aggressive, progressive Alzheimer’s Disease attacks nerve cells in the brain, causing memory, language skills and behavior issues associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. As functioning brain cells start to die, nutritional intake may be compromised, leading to malnutrition if no advance planning and preparation is put in place.
Memory Lane Home Health Care’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services can help your family prepare an appropriate care plan that best fits around the unique needs of your family. Our professional, compassionate caregivers are trained to understand the unique implications of this disease, providing the care and support your loved one needs. At the start, or further into the progression of the disease, Memory Lane Home Health Care will prepare a home plan based on an initial assessment in yours or your loved one’s home. As care needs change, the care plan can change too, adapting to increased support needs, and physician advice.
Personalized in home care plans may include assistance with food consumption, medication reminders, daily bathing, dressing, and other essential activities.
Confusion and forgetfulness leading to fear are often part of cognitive related diseases. All our staff are trained to provide appropriate structure, comfort and redirection should your loved one become confused or frightened at any time one of our Memory Lane Home Health Care team members is providing in place support.
Our home health care team want to help your loved one remain in their home for as long as possible. To facilitate this, during our initial assessment we will provide in home safety advice covering area such as stairs, access to the stove, potentially toxic cleaning supplies, and other harmful areas of the home
All our home care staff take great pride in the support they provide not only to loved ones and affected family members, but to other key providers in the community with an interest in supporting the health and wellness of a senior receiving care.
Contact Memory Lane Home Health Care, and ask how we can help you or your loved one.