There are more than 16 million people in the U.S. caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia disease.
If you’re one of those individuals, you understand the demanding physical and emotional strength required of a caregiver, and you also witness firsthand the toll it takes on your loved one struggling with memory loss.
To help your loved one, it’s vital to help them maintain a level of normalcy and independence in their daily lives, but that can be challenging to achieve.
Caring for a loved one who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s can be a heavy burden, but you do not have to do it alone!
Benefits of In-home Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
For families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, one of the most positive ways you can help your loved one is by providing specialized, non-medical Alzheimer’s care in the home.
When you bring professional care right into the home of your loved one, you’re providing:
Familiar frame of reference
Freedom to move about in a more familiar and unrestricted space
A way to minimize the stresses which can aggravate the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Daily orientation to time, place, person
Continuity of daily routines and schedule
Safety with transportation and medication
Peace of mind for yourself knowing your loved one is being cared for by a trained professional
Most Alzheimer’s patients, particularly those in the early and middle stages of the illness, can be cared for at home instead of at nursing homes or other facilities. In fact, more than half of all diagnosed Alzheimer’s patients continue to live in home settings, and 80-90% of those seniors rely on family and friends for care.
River Oaks Home Care’s personalized Alzheimer’s home care services allow your loved one to receive a customized care regimen which will take into account their environment and special needs in order to make daily life less difficult and stressful.
Evaluation Care Options for Alzheimer’s patients
If you’re still unsure if home care services are the right fit for your loved one, we want to help! We have designed an [e-book] to help compare various senior care options and their specific purposes. While we believe there are many added benefits to providing care in the comfortability of one’s own home, you may be wondering about other available Dementia options, such as Memory Care units in Retirement Homes.
Access the e-book here to read the ebook and understand more about these alternative options to decide which path would be the best fit for your family. If you have any additional questions, give us a call!
How River Oaks Home Care Can Help Your Senior Loved One
When you call River Oaks Home Care, we will begin the process of getting to know you, your senior loved, and your unique situation. We will schedule a time for one of our professionals to visit your loved one’s home and provide a free assessment to determine your needs.
We’ll review your budget and discuss all of the available payment options for your care, including PA Support Services Waivers, the VA Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit, insurance, and private pay.
To determine the best schedule for alzheimer’s and dementia care visits, we will partner with you and be very flexible to meet your family’s needs. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have about how we can support your loved one in the comfort of his or her home!
Contact us today to schedule your free care consultation.