Early-stage Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
The key to early-stage Alzheimer’s care-giving is to try to encourage the person’s strengths and help them continue living as independently as possible. Caregivers can help with scheduling and calendars, keeping notes, tracking medication schedules and generally helping the patient stay organized. A regular daily routine often helps.
Best Practice: Routine, structure, and emotional support
More than just a care giver, a care partner.
Care for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or Dementia is in many ways more like being a care partner, than a care giver. The goal is to offer love, support and companionship. The degree of assistance needed from a care partner in this stage varies, but often include things like:
- Keeping and getting to appointments
- Remembering place, words or names
- Staying on top of medications
- Emotional support
- Basic money management
- Doing chores around the house
- Staying organized
Middle-stage Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
In the middle stages the caregiver will have to take on greater responsibility. Daily routine and structure become more important, as does the importance of providing excellent emotional support.
Middle-stage Alzheimer’s and Dementia care can be considerably more demanding that early-stage care.
Late-stage Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
The needs of the person living with late-stage Alzheimer’s often include:
- Help with eating and swallowing
- Assistance with walking
- Full-time help with personal hygiene
- Infection prevention
- Help communicating
Quality Homecare Help Where YOU Need It
We work around your requirements. Whether you or your loved one needs care in your own home or in an assisted or independent living community, we are there to help.
Trained, Insured, and Bonded Caregivers
All of our caregivers are carefully selected and trained in general caregiving skills like senior companionship, homemaking, home health aide skills, hygiene support, mental wellness, physical assistance and general non-medical home care. In addition we provide caregivers with special training and certifications in meal preparation, ALS (Alzheimer’s) support, diabetes support and dementia.