While there currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, helping your loved one stay in his or her own home can help them maintain a high quality of life, even in the face of memory loss. We want to help both you and your loved one live comfortably at home, which is why Guardian Community Health Systems provides excellent Alzheimer’s and dementia home health care services.
What Are Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is a memory-loss disease, most commonly characterized by general loss of cognitive function. The extent to which dementia effects cognitive function varies from case to case, but the most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s affects the memory, thinking and behavior of those afflicted, with symptoms typically setting in when the patient is more than 60 years old. In more severe cases, dementia and Alzheimer’s can cause loss of self-identity and general distress, which can be harrowing for both the patient and their family.
What Is Alzheimer’s Home Care?
One of the biggest challenges with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is giving them the care they need while simultaneously providing them with a comfortable environment. With Guardian’s home care services, Alzheimer’s and or dementia clients can enjoy both. A few of the services dementia and Alzheimer’s in-home care provides include:
- Assistance with medication reminders
- Assistance with daily activities like bathing, dressing and eating
- Assistance with household management, such as cleaning, laundry and other duties that would otherwise fall to the caregiver
- Maintenance of a safe and calm environment
- Relief of caregiver duties when the caregiver has other obligations or needs a break
- Education and coaching of patient caregivers in dementia and Alzheimer’s care
- Provision of caregiver resources, communities and networks to help with the emotional and psychological impacts of dementia
How Can GCHS Services Help?
Diseases affecting cognitive function and memory can be particularly painful for both a patient and their family, which is why it’s so important for us at Guardian Community Health Systems to provide a comprehensive home health care system. With our system that provides Alzheimer’s care at home, you and your loved ones can enjoy the following benefits:
Helps your loved one remain safe and calm at home
Provides nutritious meals
Creates social interaction
Provides mind-stimulating activities
Helps minimize changing behavioral & cognitive symptoms
Honors who the senior was earlier in life
Supports the family
Alzheimer’s in-home care can provide you and your loved one with the compassionate care you need. With an experienced support system and resources, you and your loved one can enjoy a more comfortable life even in the face of Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn more about how our dementia home health care services can help you and your family, contact Guardian Community Health Systems today.