Alzheimer’s disease can be a very difficult thing for a family to grapple with. On one hand, you want your loved one to be safe and healthy no matter what is going on. On the other, you want them to try and preserve their independence for as long as they possibly can. These two interests often seem like they are competing against each other and it can make finding the right type of senior care a bit more difficult than it would be if dementia was not present in the first place.
Senior care can take an emotional toll on families. When someone needs to leave the house, there are always emotions involved. Knowing that an older family member is moving because their dementia has progressed to a point where they can no longer safely care for themselves is not easy. However, there can often be a sense of relief involved in this process, too. When you are confident that your mom or dad is now getting the best care that they can possibly receive, there is something freeing about it. This involves trust in the caregiver that is selected and confidence that this service will continue to be the right choice moving into the future.
Not all senior care services are well equipped to help people with dementia. Memory care involves a different approach than other types of care. It also requires a very patient and compassionate type of person to be in charge. Not everyone fits this description, and not all trained caregivers have the right knowledge to do this well. When selecting a caregiver or service, be sure to ask specifically about dementia care experience and training. This will help you to get a better idea of who is the most qualified to handle the care of your loved one. Again, finding the right long term care service can go a long way toward helping to soften the emotional toll that families feel here.
Paradise In-Home Care offers extensive dementia care services to our clientele. This includes in-home care as well as other services. Our caregivers are all trained in dementia and memory care and we ensure that the background, expertise, and personalities of our caregivers all match up well so that they can provide the best possible care to your elderly loved one.
This doesn’t mean that in-home care is ideal for all people who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, sometimes the physical needs become too much for in-home care to adequately address. If this is the case within your family, we will let you know. It is far better to choose the right caregiver and help your family as much as possible than it is to provide the wrong care and not make a positive impact.
This is why we are proud to offer a free consultation service before we ever ask you to commit to anything or begin providing care. You should select a care service that is ideal for your family. We’ll help guide you through the process.