Providing Gentle and Supportive In-Home Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Comfort Keepers offers in-home Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors in Apex, Cary, and the surrounding areas.
Of the tens of thousands of senior citizens we help, 18% are affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Comfort Keepers in Cary, North Carolina, is aware of families' challenges when caring for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, particularly when enabling them to live comfortably at home.
In addition to enhancing the quality of life for seniors and their families, our carefully trained caregivers include seniors in intellectual, physical, and emotional activities that can be used to support medical therapy for dementia or Alzheimer’s care.
We can assist you in caring for your loved one at home while offering you the assistance you need and reliable in-home care. No matter their age or degree of care, everyone should have the chance to enjoy times of connection, meaning, and delight.
What are Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Not only can Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia impair memory, but they can also impact a person’s behavior. Seniors with dementia may experience anxiety and sudden behavioral changes that may seem improper, childish, or uncomfortable.
A senior’s ability to express themselves often becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. If their comprehension suffers as well, things could become even more challenging. As a result, seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia could try to express themselves through their conduct. When your loved one might seem to be acting out, it’s crucial to maintain your composure and recognize that this could be their way of attempting to get your attention.
Although people with dementia have the same needs as everyone else, it can be challenging to identify, communicate with, or know how to meet them. For example, a temperature change may cause the senior to feel overheated while wearing a sweater. Still, they may need help to identify the problem or to understand that all they need to do is take it off. Speaking to your loved one calmly and compassionately is essential to preventing them from feeling overwhelmed.
Our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers
Our caregivers have undergone empathy evaluation, received training in helping seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and are encouraged to find ways to lift our clients’ and their families’ spirits through individualized home care plans.
At Comfort Keepers, we train our caregivers to provide care using our interactive caregiving method. With Interactive Caregiving, we get to know our seniors better by learning about their hobbies, preferences, and past life experiences. We can simulate both mental and physical activity simultaneously, thanks to this. Our seniors and caregivers form relationships. They frequently engage in memory activities like looking through old family photos or chatting about recent events, listening to music from their favorite era, or reading an old favorite book.
Why Choose Comfort Keepers?
We are already aware of the signs and symptoms of dementia, how it affects behavior, and how it advances at varying rates in different seniors. For those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, Comfort Keepers will develop and carry out a specific Alzheimer’s care plan that takes both physical and mental needs and preferences.
When you choose Comfort Keepers to provide care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you will receive:
Specialized Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers
Education on how to provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia
Personalized care plans that include mentally and physically stimulating activities
In-home care services such as personal care, companionship, and respite care
With our in-home care services, our caregivers can enhance the well-being of your loved one who has Alzheimer’s or dementia. We may adapt the care plan as needed because we know that needs could alter as the senior’s sickness progresses.
How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Caregiving for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s requires a lot of patience, understanding, and compassion. As seniors go through the phases of Alzheimer’s or dementia, caregivers can become increasingly crucial. Seniors often endure memory loss during the various stages and may find it difficult to interact with others. There is currently no cure for dementia. However, there are ways to slow down its progression. To care for a loved one with this disease, you should:
Encourage physically and mentally stimulating activities. There are many benefits to light exercise in people with dementia, including improved strength, balance, and cardiovascular health. In addition to physical exercise, regular memory exercises help keep your loved one mentally sharp.
Enhance communication: Maintain eye contact with your loved one while speaking. Take your time with the response; speak slowly and in short terms—one idea or instruction at a time. Make use of hints and gestures, such as pointing at things.
Engage in social activities: Plan enjoyable and doable activities for your loved one with dementia. You can strengthen your bond with a loved one by engaging in activities like singing, dancing, painting, gardening, and cooking. The activities could also help those with dementia focus on what they can still do.
Keep a calendar: A calendar could help your loved one remember approaching events, routine tasks, and medication schedules. Think about collaborating on a calendar with your loved one.
Plan for the future: While your loved one can still participate, create a plan. Future care objectives may be included in the plan. Others who can offer assistance include family members, legal counsel, and senior care agencies like Comfort Keepers.
Schedule a Free Home Assessment with Comfort Keepers
Do you need dementia care in Apex, Cary, or nearby? Do the different levels of care your loved one needs make it challenging to carry out their daily activities? Our team at Comfort Keepers is always available to help. To schedule a free home assessment and learn more about what our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services can do for you and your loved ones, call us at (919) 432-4596. We would happily meet with you and learn about your needs and goals.