Comfort Keepers of Port Huron, MI Can Help with Your Dementia Care Plan
At Comfort Keepers we are here to help our neighbors in Port Huron, MI develop a dementia care plan for their loved ones afflicted by progressive mental disorder. We understand how challenging providing this type of care can be and stand ready to help make it possible for their loved ones to remain in their homes or with family.
Facts About Alzheimer's Disease
- The number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease currently stands at over 5.8 million and in the world, this number jumps to over 50 million.
- Every 65 seconds another person in the U.S. is diagnosed with this debilitating disease, and around the globe, this number jumps to one person every 33 seconds.
- On a global scales, the number of people dying from heart attacks has dropped approximately 9%, while the number of people dying from Alzheimer's disease has skyrocketed by 145% (based on figures from 2000-2017).
- According to the Alzheimer's Association, this mental disorder is now rated as the sixth highest cause of death.
As of today, medical science has yet to discover what causes some people to fall victim to Alzheimer's and why so many don’t. This being said, there still isn't any known cure, even after investing over $1.1 trillion in research and care around the globe. These numbers are why so many families end up having to create a dementia care plan and taking their loved one into their homes, despite the lack of formal training.
Becoming Overwhelmed Is Easy
One thing many who create a dementia care plan for their loved one are already caring for their own family, home, and career. Being this busy makes it much easier for them to become overwhelmed and find themselves unable to keep up the pace. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease and dementia and starting to come unraveled, why not let a professional caregiver from Comfort Keepers come to your home and help.
Home Truly Is Where the Heart Is
Sadly, the nursing homes here in the U.S. and around the world are filled to capacity with seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Their families have no idea how to create a working dementia care plan and are afraid to seek professional help. Experts agree that the best place for someone with this mental disorder is in familiar surroundings like their home or a loved one. This allows them to stick to familiar routines, which in turn helps to reduce feelings of confusion and anxiety.
Our Caregivers Offer a Range of Helpful Services
At Comfort Keepers, we can provide you with a professional caregiver who is there to assist you and your loved one with a range of services. These include:
Ensuring your loved one has a daily routine and the chance to engage in several fun games that have been designed to stimulate their minds. Sticking to a daily routine is important as it helps keep levels of stress and confusion down.
Ensuring a daily log is kept in which any changes in your loved one's behavior. Changes in behavior are typical as this condition progresses. The daily record provides a way to keep your loved one's medical care team informed, allowing them to make any necessary adjustments to their dementia care plan.
Ensuring that they take some of the strain from your shoulders by providing a wide range of both personal and home care services including bathing, grooming, light house cleaning, and meal preparation.
Ensuring your loved one has the necessary transportation to and from appointments and running any errands such as picking up medications and grocery shopping.
Ensuring that you get a break from time to time with our respite care program. You can use the time to take care of personal business, going to the spa, or simply getting some rest.
Ensuring you and your family have the knowledge and skills to take care of your loved one as their condition progresses and they need more help.
If you are caring for an elderly family member suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, let the professionals at Comfort Keepers of Port Huron, MI be there to help. Contact us at (810) 207-3453 and let us schedule your free in-home consultation with one of our senior advisors who will work with you to develop a dementia care plan.
Seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia can benefit greatly from activities that keep the mind stimulated and body moving. See our activity cards below for some fun ideas to share!