Thursday, September 24, 2020
If you’re reading this, it is likely that you are caring for a senior loved one who is struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease. You may be wondering how you can go about providing the best care for them, and where to begin when choosing a type of care. In the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, many families will opt to provide home care services for their senior. Home care services will let a senior remain in familiar surroundings and have some independence for as long as the disease allows. However, as the disease progresses, it is often necessary to provide more advanced, around-the-clock care.
Below we are providing you with several options you can learn more about to determine which type of Alzheimer’s Care you should pursue for your senior.
Adult Day Centers
Adult Day Centers make a great option for early on in the stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. These center provide a safe space for your senior to go and enjoy activities and programs that are specially provided for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as music therapy and arts and crafts, both activities that are known to increase brain activity and prolong memory loss. The centers will often take the burdens of transportation and meal preparation off your shoulders, too.
If you prefer a senior living community, it will be worth your while to take advantage of a memory are unit – a community designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease. These units work by grouping seniors with Alzheimer’s within the same floor or wing of a larger care residence. These areas are specially protected and secured to cater to people with memory loss, along with a staff that is specially trained to aid them.
Assisted Living and Nursing Homes
For seniors who will need help with the daily tasks of caring for themselves – moving, bathing, dressing, eating, and communicating – consider an assisted living facility or a nursing home. These services, along with room and board, are provided to them by a skilled, 24/7 nursing staff.
Home Care Services
Lastly, you can consider home care services through an agency like us that offers specialized care for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease. This is often an advantageous option for your senior, because they can benefit by remaining in familiar surroundings and having a care team that will come to their home daily (or around-the-clock) based on their current needs. If you choose this option, keep in mind some changes may be necessary in the senior’s home. You will need to make sure the home is ready with the proper precautions taken to keep your senior safe.
Are you interested in learning more about the Alzheimer’s Care options available for your senior? We are happy to assist you here at Concierge Care. Please give us a call today to schedule your consultation.