Uncategorized | November 16, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease can come in and destroy memory and quality of life in a short period of time. Imagine the challenges associated with struggling to remember a daily routine, names of your nearest and dearest friends and more. It’s quite uncomfortable to greet a familiar face and not be able to remember their name on occasion, but for those living with memory loss disease, it’s almost a part of their daily life.
There are many ways to care for aging adults living with dementia or similar illnesses. In home care is an option that many families don’t consider until the disease has progressed tremendously. While the decision to bring in a care provider is ultimately the decision of the family, doing so during the earlier stages or onset of the disease can present significant benefits for the senior.
Many families elect to care for their aging loved one on their own and though this is possible, it is okay to have assistance. Caring for someone with memory loss presents its own set of challenges. It can be overwhelming on family, friends and especially the family member who provides the care. The stress and strain of it all can be emotional, mental and physical. It often helps to have more than one member of the family providing care for the senior and when overnight or long-term relief is needed, in home care may be the answer.
In home care providers serve as an advantage to the senior and the family. Seniors living with memory loss disease feel better when they can remain in an environment they are most familiar with, which is primarily their own home.
Aging loved ones can remain in their own home
Familiar surroundings help to keep them calm
Providers engage in mentally stimulating conversation with the senior to exercise their mind
Aging adults with memory loss disease are safer when they have someone with them throughout the day
Family caregivers can go to work, school, take care of their own family or simply take a break when needed
Many family members feel a sense of guilt if they ask for help in caring for their aging loved one. The feeling should be one of care and compassion because you are seeking what is best for you and your family. Trying to do it all on your own takes away from your quality and life and your overall benefit to the senior. In home care can have a positive impact on the quality of life your senior loved one enjoys while living with the disease. To inquire about this care, you can call us at (780) 851-4650 or contact us by filling out a a form on our site. We are available 24/7 to care for your loved one, and answer any initial questions you may have.