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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Naples
At Comfort Keepers of Naples, we take an approach to Alzheimer's disease and dementia that is person-centered. We realize that each individual can be in various stages of dementia, so we build our treatment plans around the individual, not the disease. Our caregivers are equipped with the specialized skills and resources needed to understand who their client was before the illness and who their client is now. Providing support and specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia is one of the most positive ways you can help your loved one during this difficult journey. This can be an overwhelming task, but Comfort Keepers is here to help with resources and professional care services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When is it Time for In-Home Care?
It is difficult to decide when your loved one needs extra help because of how slow the disease progresses. Alzheimer’s and dementia can take years to transition from early to late stages, so even if your gut says it’s getting worse, your mind and heart may argue the contrary. If you question whether your loved one is capable of being on their own, here are a few signs to indicate it may be time for in-home care:
1. Changes in behavior: Many individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia can begin to behave in radically different ways. Someone very independent may suddenly be apprehensive about driving, decline social invitations, and become withdrawn. They might be meticulous about their appearance may suddenly forget daily hygiene or how to complete everyday tasks like bathing and grooming.
2. Confusion and disorientation: Individuals with dementia commonly experience confusion and disorientation which can impact their safety. For example, they may forget the rules of the road and drive through a red light. Some people with dementia may also wander away from home and don't remember how they got there.
3. Decline in physical health: When a person develops Alzheimer’s or dementia, physical changes are often some of the first noticeable differences. If they become thin or frail, it might mean they are forgetting to take medications or forgetting to go grocery shopping. You may also notice a lack of food in their household, neglected personal hygiene, or inexplicable bruises and other injuries.
4. Caregiver stress: Caring for a person with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be a 24/7 occupation, especially during later stages of the disease. If you are the caregiver of a loved one and it begins to feel all-consuming, it may be time to consider in-home care as an option.
Spouses and family members often find themselves at a tipping point when their loved one begins to have accidental injuries, malnutrition, and decreased quality of life. Don’t wait until your loved one is getting worse, or you and your family members are mentally and physically exhausted. Consult a physician if you notice any of these signs before deciding if home care is right for you.
Specialized Care Services in Naples
When you decide your loved one needs extra help, Comfort Keepers will analyze their needs and develop a person-centered care plan to fit their unique situation. Custom care plans can provide the following services:
· Personal care such as bathing, dressing, and toileting
· Medication tracking and reminders
· Tracking and preparing nutritious meals
· Support with perception and safety
· Assist with recognition and orientation
· Provide mentally stimulating activities and conversation
· Keep communication open with families and care team members
We offer in-home care services for almost any family in practically any situation, and we are trained to recognize changes in your loved one’s behavior. We are committed to providing compassionate and professional care that’s right for you and your loved one.
For questions about our services or to schedule a free initial consultation, contact Comfort Keepers of Naples today at (239) 590-8999. We look forward to hearing from you!