Did you know that more than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and around 50 million people worldwide are suffering from dementia. For those who have had to begin caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, the challenges that they can face are often extremely difficult to manage with a family and life of their own.
While one’s first instinct might be to place a loved one in a senior housing facility, at home care can be a great alternative! Aging with dementia or Alzhiemer’s at home can often be the best next step for elderly adults. Receiving quality, at home care can make life easy again for your seniors with the proper health protection, guidance, all while allowing them to hold onto their sense of independence.
Here are some of the ways at home care can make life easier for your seniors:
- Regular Companionship
- Assistance With Household Tasks
- Medicine Schedules
- Help With Mood Changes
- Transportation Needs
When it comes time to extend care to your loved one suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s, the good news is you do not need to face this challenge alone. Bluebird Homecare provides compassionate at home care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our experienced team gives both the caregiver and the patient much needed relief.
For those who have begun to care for a loved one suffering from a type of dementia, you likely understand how much time and energy it can take to provide adequate, regular companionship for your senior. As you probably have a full time job of your own, and maybe even children, keeping up with your own life along with the confusing battle of Alzheimer’s can be extremely challenging. All forms of dementia can be debilitating and can lead your loved one to self-isolate.
If you are unable to provide regular companionship for your loved one, but want to keep them at home, quality at home care is possible. With Bluebird Homecare, you can provide your loved one with a personal companion caregiver.
Assistance With Household Tasks
When a loved one begins to experience symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it can be challenging for them to keep up with general household tasks. While your mother or father may have once been the first one to get up and clean on Saturday morning, if they begin to show signs of dementia, it’s likely that they may begin to forget how to handle these various chores.
When you hire an athome caregiver, your loved one can receive the right amount of companionship and assistance with those newly difficult home tasks. Whether your loved one needs help picking up after their dishes, or they need assistance making meals, an athome caregiver can provide that extra helping hand.
As our senior friends and family start to age, they may find themselves taking on more and more medications. When it comes to dealing with dementia and Alzhiemer’s, remembering to take your various medications can be even more of a challenge. If you or others in your household also have a variety of medications to keep up with, ensuring your senior loved one manages to take theirs can be an added stress to your day.
With the help from an athome caregiver, your senior suffering from dementia will be able to follow a strict routine that ensures they take their medications on time. Quality dementia and Alzheimer’s care is possible athome with Bluebird Homecare.
Help With Mood Changes
Oftentimes, when a loved one begins to witness signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s within themselves, they are bound to experience emotions anger, sadness, paranoia, confusion, and fear. Victims of Alzheimer’s can also often suffer from a variety of uncontrollable mood swings that can make it difficult for family members to care for them. When you choose to hire an athome caregiver, your loved one will receive patience and quality care. At Bluebird Homecare, our staff is specially trained to care for and understand the needs and various mood/emotional changes of these patients suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s.
A victim of Alzhiemer’s disease or another form of dementia will likely need to visit a variety of doctors on a regular basis. In order to keep up with a proper routine and to not incite more confusion, it’s recommended that you continue seeking care from the doctors that your loved one may recognize. However, when you opt to place your senior in a care facility, they might not receive the luxury of outside transportation.
With an athome caregiver, you can provide your loved one with a sense of familiarity and routine as your transportation needs will be covered. A quality caregiver will be able to take your loved one to and from specific doctors appointments or psychiatry visits so that you don’t have to.
Keep Your Loved Ones at Home
If you have been overwhelmed and are considering a nursing home but agonize over that choice, there is another option with our Alzheimer home care services. Alzheimer’s disease requires increasing levels of care as the disease progresses. We can help you keep your loved one at home where they belong for as long as possible. We help by providing long term care to seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia conditions.
Aging in one’s own home is a great option to ensure that you or a loved one maintain independence and a familiar life, all while costing less than most other assisted living options. Bluebird Homecare helps make healthy, independent living in the home possible. If you or a loved one is looking to age in place, contact us to see how we can help.