At Comfort Keepers, Our Dementia Home Care Programs Can Help Your Loved One in Rochester, NY, and our surrounding cities
One of the hardest tasks many families in the Rochester, NY area can take on is that of providing dementia home care services for an aging family member. It can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, especially as this difficult mental disorder continues to progress. Here at Comfort Keepers, we have specially trained caregivers who can come to your home ready, willing, and able to help.
Did You Know?
- That Alzheimer's disease is now the 6th leading cause of death here in the U.S.?
- That the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. increased by 145% during the period 2000 and 2010?
- That during the same time frame, the number of people who died from heart attacks dropped by 9%?
- That there are 5.8 million people in the U.S. with this disease and over 50 million worldwide?
- That every 65 seconds in the U.S. and every 33 seconds in the world, one person is diagnosed with this condition and must seek services at home or in a nursing home?
If these numbers have shocked you, then the fact that there is currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. In fact, the world has invested over $1.1 trillion in research and providing dementia home care services. Even with all this money, we don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease, but the research continues.
Dementia Care Can Be Overwhelming
If there is one thing that anyone who has ever provided dementia home care services for a family member can tell, it has to be that it is the most challenging and overwhelming task they have ever taken on. It only becomes harder if you have your own family to care for as well as a career to keep up with. This is a good time to let Comfort Keepers provide you with one of our loving caregivers to help ease the strain.
Happiness Stars at Home
While many families feel they lack the knowledge and education to provide care for their loved ones and place them in assisted living facilities, this is not necessary. In fact, if you talk to your loved one's doctor and medical care team, you might be surprised to find that being able to continue living at home is actually much better for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Research has found that living in a familiar environment where their routine is not disturbed is far better for them and helps to relieve the anxiety and confusion that are an inherent part of this mental disorder.
Our Caregivers Can Help In Many Ways
When you come to Comfort Keepers for help, you will find that our caregivers offer many different services intended to make providing your elderly loved one with superior dementia home care services significantly easier. Among the many services they offer are:
Providing your loved one with a series of mental exercises and fun games to help keep their minds stimulated and active.
Providing your loved one with a range of incidental transportation services and being willing to run a few errands such as grocery shopping.
Providing you with a ledger to write down any changes you notice in your loved one's behavior. Their doctor needs this information to adjust their care plan to meet these changes.
Providing a wide range of both personal care and homemaking services to help take the pressure off your shoulders. These include bathing, grooming, toileting, light house cleaning, laundry, and nutritious meal preparation.
Proving you with respite care services that give you time to rest or take care of any personal appointments you might have, such as at the spa.
Providing you and the rest of your family with training and education designed to help make taking care of your loved one less stressful.
Not Sure What Care You Need?
Those interested in learning more about Comfort Keepers of Rochester, NY, and our home care services may contact one of our knowledgeable caregivers to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. During this session with a professional caregiver, your loved one's needs, circumstances, interests, and desires will be thoroughly examined. This will allow us to create a care plan tailored to their individual needs, personality, and lifestyle. To get started, contact our senior care team by selecting one of the options below.