If you have a senior parent that has Alzheimer’s you may be wondering if it’s possible for them to stay in their own home. While that depends on how far advanced your senior loved one’s Alzheimer’s is and other factors it is very possible for seniors with Alzheimer’s to stay in their homes for a long time. Senior home care that is designed to meet your loved one’s unique needs can keep your senior parent safe at home and give you the peace of mind of knowing that your senior parent is safe in the home they love. All of the services that are part of senior home care can be customized to meet your senior loved one’s current needs. As their needs change the level of care that they receive will also change.
Some of the things included in senior home care are:
Memory Boosting Activities
Dementia care is centered on helping seniors have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible. That can include memory boosting activities and brain strengthening activities like doing puzzles and word games, listening to music, reading, and doing crafts. All of these kinds of activities have therapeutic benefits for seniors with Alzheimer’s. And they’re fun so seniors really enjoy them.
A care provider that has experience working with seniors who have Alzheimer’s is always on high alert to keep your senior loved one from wandering out of the house, getting lost, or trying to drive the car. They can also make sure that the faucets are all turned off, the stove is up, the heat isn’t turned on when it’s 90 degrees outside and the air isn’t turned on when it’s 40 degrees outside, hot pans aren’t left on the stove, and that your senior loved one is always safe when they are inside the home.
One On One Care
Seniors with Alzheimer’s benefit from the kind of one on one care they can only get at home. If you can’t be with your senior loved one daily because of work and other responsibilities the best alternative is for them to have a senior home care provider that can focus all of their attention on your senior parent. With focused one-on-one care your senior loved one is more likely to avoid injuries and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.
Senior Home Care Caregivers Who Understand Alzheimer’s
Caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s is unique and it requires a special set of skills. Care providers that work with seniors who have Alzheimer’s need to know the latest recommended techniques that may be effective when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. They also need to know how to work with seniors who have dementia when situations are difficult. When seniors are confused and scared they may become belligerent or child-like and a care provider who has Alzheimer’s care training is the best person to be taking care of your senior parent. A care provider who has experience with Alzheimer’s is also the perfect person to give you a break if you are caring for your parent most of the time.