People suffering the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may present symptoms of short-term memory loss that gradually progresses to more severe cognitive problems. You may also notice that your loved one seems to lose their grip on reality from time to time. They may not recognize familiar surroundings or people and think they are in a different time or place. Their ability to communicate their wants and needs deteriorates as well, leaving them feeling depressed, angry and confused.
If a loved one is suffering from dementia, there may be times they are lucid and cognizant of their surroundings. Many people with early-to-moderate stage Alzheimer’s or dementia often realize there is something wrong with them. However, they probably won’t understand they are suffering from dementia even if you tried to explain it to them. Dementia can cause severe mood swings and agitation as well, even during times your loved one seems fine.
When to Know if Home Care Is Necessary
For these reasons and many others, relying on All Hands Home Care dementia care services gives you the peace of mind you want when you cannot be there to make sure your loved is safe and comfortable. Our committed and caring Alzheimer’s home care aides bring the kind of experience and knowledge you’ve been searching for in a home care service company. Our personalized in home care plan involving a regularly scheduled home care aide for your loved one includes:
– Ensuring the client takes all medications on time and as directed
– Getting clients to doctor appointments
– Assisting with bathing, dressing, eating, doing laundry and other personal hygiene activities
– Creating a warm, stable atmosphere conducive to the client’s emotional and psychological well-being
– Offering respite from caregiving duties for family members
Our committed caregivers will maintain your loved one’s sense of independence, self-efficacy and dignity while providing the companionship your loved one needs to avoid feeling alone when you are not around.
Dementia home care services provided by All Hands Home Care, serving all of Central Pennsylvania, is available to caregivers and their loved ones so they can continue living at home instead of a long-term care facility. Contact us today to learn more about our many home care services, or to schedule a free in-home consultation.