Family caregivers are true warriors – but often times they find that they alone are no match for the increasing demands of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Dementia affects various cognitive abilities including language, memory, perception, emotional behavior/personality, and abstract thinking/judgment.The emotional and physical stresses that come with caregiving can lead to burnout; allowing a trained professional from San Diego Home Care Assistance to handle the day-to-day responsibilities instead allows you to focus on your needs and well-being while knowing that Mom or Dad is receiving the highest quality of care.
Alzheimer’s patients respond best to familiar surroundings and familiar faces. That’s why our in-home care service is the ideal care option: we carefully match clients and caregivers with an emphasis on long-term, meaningful relationships and consistency for the client.Nearly 40 percent of Home Care Assistance clients suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia – our caregivers understand the progression, symptoms and nuances of working with seniors with this degenerative disease.
Beyond reducing the risk of falls and wandering through dedicated supervision, our caregivers contribute to an improved overall quality of life for clients and their loved ones. By taking over household duties and other responsibilities such as medication reminders and personal care, a professional caregiver takes weight off family caregivers and allows family members to spend time enjoying one another. Home safety is extremely important if you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s and reading our home safety tips might help.
Our caregivers know how to ameliorate anxiety with reassurance, re-direction and the promotion of a calm environment. Understanding the issues with short-term memory, they limit stimulation and keep track of important items. They are compassionate, patient and encourage engagement with the Balanced Care Method (e.g. mental stimulation, socialization, healthy diet).
To learn more about our Alzheimer’s care options, give us a call today.