Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care
Comfort Keepers® is dedicated to preserving the happiness and independence of seniors living in their own homes.
Among the tens of thousands of seniors we help, 18% suffer from various forms of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Comfort Keepers understands the struggles families face when caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, especially when enabling them to live safely at home.
Our specially trained caregivers engage clients in intellectual, physical and emotional interactions that complement medical treatment and improve the quality of life for seniors and their families.
We can help care for your loved one at home, giving you the support you need. We believe that everyone should experience connection, purpose and uplifting moments, no matter their age or the level of care they need.
By choosing Comfort Keepers, families receive support that includes:
- Specially trained caregivers
- Family education to better understand dementia
- Tasks built into the care plan and geared to a senior’s interests to engage them physically, mentally and emotionally
- In-home services such as personal care, companionship, medication reminders, and family respite care
- SafetyChoice® in-home safety technologies, including medical alert systems and motion detectors
We understand Alzheimer's disease, dementia symptoms, how it affects behavior, and that it progresses at different rates for different seniors. We create and follow an individualized care plan that focuses on both physical and mental needs and goals.
How Comfort Keepers Caregivers Can Help with Dementia Care
Our caregivers are screened for empathy, trained to help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and empowered to find ways to elevate the spirits of clients and their families.
Our caregivers also practice Comfort Keepers' signature Interactive Caregiving™ system. With Interactive Caregiving, we get to know our clients on a personal level, learning about likes, dislikes and even past events in their life. This helps us integrate activities that simulate mental or physical activity. Our clients and caregivers develop a relationship, and often listen to music together from the senior's favorite era, read an old favorite book or even do memory exercises like looking through family photos or discussing current events.
We can provide:
- Individualized care plans that focus on physical and non-physical care needs and goals
- Activities that bring joy, provide mental stimulation and encourage physical and emotional wellbeing. Designed to consider your loved one’s interests and capabilities, these activities are built into the plan of care to improve quality of life and physical health
- Support for physician prescribed nutrition and exercise programs, companionship, respite care and other needs
- Referral to medical professionals, support groups and resources for family caregivers
How to Care for Alzheimer’s Patients At Home
It is important to be flexible and patient when caring for a loved one with dementia. The Mayo Clinic provides tips for daily tasks and how to care for someone with dementia, including:
- Reduce frustrations
- Be flexible
- Create a safe environment
- Focus on individualized care
Comfort Keepers can help you and your loved one work through these recommendations to create the best possible environment and care plan.
Our caregivers are trained to provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care that supports opportunities for meaningful engagement, builds and nurtures authentic, caring relationships, and implements a care plan that evolves with the senior’s needs.
For additional information and resources, visit the Comfort Keepers Info Center section on Alzheimer's & Dementia Care.