How In-Home Care Can Help Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative ailment that affects practically every part of an individual’s life. While you want to make sure your aging parent is adequately cared for, it can be difficult to forecast their requirements because they can be completely attentive and oriented and confused and disoriented at others. In-home care can be an effective way to provide them with the assistance they require when they require it.
In-Home Care Provides Stability
Allowing your elderly parent to live in their own house for as long as feasible allows them to maintain routines in a familiar setting. They feel at ease in their home and know where everything is. Moving them to assisted living or a nursing home may generate more uncertainty and irritation for them, especially if they do not require that level of care.
Services are Flexible
You may arrange for a caregiver to come when your loved one requires it the most, whether that is first thing in the morning, in the evening, or throughout the day. They may visit for a few hours once a week or once a day. A caregiver may also offer the degree of support your senior need, allowing them to stay as independent as possible while stepping in to help as needed.
Caregivers may help elders maintain a safer home environment and lower their risk of falling. They can help with minor housework, organizing, food preparation, medicine reminders, bathing, dressing, and errands. They can search for potential hazards such as cords or clutter impeding paths, loose carpets, or burned-out lightbulbs when at home. A caregiver may also assist prevent straying and accompany your loved one on trips if they become disoriented.
In-Home Care Offers Companionship
A caregiver can talk with your senior, whether they are discussing current events or reminiscing. They can reassure and support your loved one as they work through moments of confusion, anxiety, and forgetfulness. Furthermore, they can help seniors keep to their routines and stay active throughout the day, so they do not disrupt their sleep cycle with extended naps.
In-home care may meet your loved one’s requirements when you, other family members, or friends cannot be there. Caregivers collaborate with you to understand your aging parent’s specific requirements, abilities, and objectives to offer the degree of care and support. Collaborate with a caregiver who has expertise in dealing with people who have Alzheimer’s disease and can adapt to their changing requirements.
Call Always Best Care (East Bay) at (925) 210-0323 to learn more about how our caregivers can help people with Alzheimer’s disease stay independent and safe while aging in place. To get started, schedule a free consultation now.