Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontal Temporal Dementia and other Memory issues
Caring for loved ones in various stages of dementia can be overwhelming. Home Attendant Care offers customized and personal dementia care services for seniors in their own homes or for those needing additional support while living in skilled facilities.
What is Dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease; dementia is a group of conditions characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment. Symptoms include forgetfulness, limited social skills, and thinking abilities so impaired that it interferes with daily functioning.
A person with dementia will have cognitive symptoms (problems with thinking or memory). They will often have problems with some of the following:
- Day-to-day memory difficulty recalling events that happened recently
- Concentrating, planning or organizing – difficulties making decisions, solving problems or carrying out a sequence of tasks (e.g. cooking a meal)
- Language – difficulties following a conversation or finding the right word for something
- Visuospatial skills – problems judging distances (eg on stairs) and seeing objects in three dimensions
- Orientation – losing track of the day or date, or becoming confused about where they are.
As well as these cognitive symptoms, a person with dementia will often have changes in their mood. For example, they may become frustrated or irritable, withdrawn, anxious, easily upset or unusually sad.
Our goal is to support the disabilities and limitations of loved ones coping with memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment, not create more limitations. We believe that clients can attain a feeling of warmth, comfort and security in their day to day lives. Many of their activities can continue in home or in a facility with proper support. Home Attendant Care’s Dementia Services (Alzheimer’s, memory loss or cognitive impairment) are customized to meet each client’s individual situation, needs and living conditions.
Many clients still enjoy the daily activities of cooking, walks, gardening, and picking up the mail. Many don’t have a clear concept of time or reality. Our goal is to work with them in their world, their reality: whether looking for family, listening to stories of their pets, or waiting for someone to visit. We help him or her resolve issues comfortably and live each day in peace and with dignity.
Our experienced team of case managers, nurses, and caregivers are here to support your loved ones.
Skilled case managers work with clients, their families and, when appropriate, other care professionals to develop an individualized care plan that is documented daily. Whether assistance is needed for 3 hours, 12 hours, or 24-hour live-in care, our clients determine the type and amount of elder care service needed.
A homecare case manager is on-call by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergencies, information requests, assessments, or to begin services.