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How Do Seniors with Dementia Benefit from In-Home Care?

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How Do Seniors with Dementia Benefit from In-Home Care?

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When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it can be difficult to know what the best course of action is for them. Most seniors with dementia prefer to live at home rather than in a care facility but may have a difficult time not only with their memories but also with activities of daily living. In-home care can be a great option for these seniors, as it allows them to stay in their familiar environment while still getting the care they need with the support of dedicated caregivers. 

During the early stages of dementia, your loved one may not need specialized care but as their condition progresses, help with more daily needs may be necessary. If your loved one is having difficulty with daily tasks, such as bathing or dressing, or if their memory is putting them at risk of harm, the attentive care of a caregiver can ensure their safety. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and overwhelming, but in-home care allows for support and peace of mind for families. The following are some of the many ways seniors with dementia benefit from in-home care. 

Assistance with Meals

An in-home caregiver can ensure that your loved one gets the proper nutrition they need, especially given their illness. Nutritious meals help improve mood and energy levels which are essential at a time when your loved one feels isolated or lonely. An in-home caregiver can assist your loved one with meal preparation and clean-up in addition to feeding assistance, if necessary. 

Assistance with Bathing, Hygiene, and Grooming

Daily tasks that were once easy like taking a shower can become difficult as we age, and dementia can complicate the situation even further. An in-home caregiver can help your loved one bathe, brush their teeth and hair, shave, and help with other daily hygiene tasks so they stay healthy and always look and feel their best. Proper hygiene is important to avoid illness and health issues. Caregivers can also assist with choosing clothes and dressing and doing laundry.

Assistance with Mobility

The ability to move around their home freely is a critical element of their independence. With the help of a caregiver, your loved one can safely leave their bed, go to doctors’ appointments, and take walks to get light exercise when possible. Caregivers are trained to safely support seniors’ mobility to prevent dangerous falls that could lead to serious injuries.

Assistance with Toileting

Some seniors may eventually need help using the restroom, which can be a stressful and significant adjustment to their daily routines. A compassionate caregiver will use the greatest discretion when assisting your loved ones, so they always feel comfortable. This care can include help with changing diapers and emptying catheter bags. While this may take some for your loved one to get comfortable, the support of a compassionate and professional caregiver can help your loved one feel at ease.

Family Benefits

An in-home caregiver provides your loved one the support they need to maintain a high quality of life as their dementia progresses. In-home care also benefits families with the peace of mind that their loved one is receiving high-quality care along with some needed time off. Sometimes family caregivers need a well-deserved break to rest and tend to other responsibilities. In-home care allows the time needed while providing the best care possible to their loved ones. 

Comfort Keepers Dementia Care Services in Roswell, NM

Comfort Keepers understand the unique concerns and needs associated with dementia patients, and our professional caregivers have the knowledge and training to assist these patients and provide the highest quality of care. Call Comfort Keepers today at (575) 624-9999 for more information about our in-home dementia care services and how we can best support your loved one’s needs.