In Home Alzheimer's Care Services
Alzheimer’s home care services allow your loved one to maintain the independence of their daily routines and the comfort of familiar surroundings. Care is made available in your loved one’s home, with services provided by qualified, knowledgeable, and compassionate Alzheimer’s caregivers. Visiting Angels® aims to improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families.
We can help your loved one avoid the emotional trauma of leaving their cherished home, assist them in coping with the dementia illness, and provide the respite care that is often so important to family caregivers.
What are Your Alzheimer’s Care Options?
Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease need high-level care to maintain and preserve their well-being and safety. Family members typically care for loved ones with early-stage and mid-stage Alzheimer’s, but the effects of the disease can overwhelm them when it reaches the later stages. This is the time when professional Alzheimer’s care is often required.
A nursing home is an option for professional care, but transitioning a loved one to another dwelling can be traumatic, and it is usually the last route.
Another care option for Alzheimer’s patients is to hire a home care service designed to help them remain at home in a more familiar dwelling.
What is Alzheimer’s Home Care?
Alzheimer’s home care is a specialized service different from traditional home care, because individuals with Alzheimer’s have distinct care needs from other seniors. In Alzheimer’s care, the care plan is designed around the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the recipient’s individual care needs. Care is provided in the comfort of the senior’s home, and services are performed by caregivers who are uniquely qualified to care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit our Alzheimer’s FAQ page.
About Our Alzheimer’s Care Services
After an initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, family members are most often faced with difficult decisions about providing care for their loved one. Working parents with children are faced with new stresses to balance work and family. Family members who are separated by great distances must make hard choices about how to provide Alzheimer’s care services. You have choices, and we can help.
Visiting Angels makes it possible for those coping with Alzheimer’s to age in place. Research has shown that familiar surroundings play an important role in the well-being of those with early stages of Alzheimer’s. A move to a nursing facility can trigger confusion, anxiety, stress, and agitation. Our Alzheimer’s care services ensure those with Alzheimer’s are able to remain at home where they are happiest and most comfortable.
Our Alzheimer’s caregivers can also relieve the burdens faced by family caregivers, who may find themselves overwhelmed by the responsibilities that come with Alzheimer’s care. We provide regular monitoring, routine check-ins, and an after-hours line so that you and your family have the peace of mind you need.
Alzheimer’s home care services can be tailored based on the symptoms of Alzheimer’s your loved one is experiencing and the disease progress. Alzheimer’s services and various levels of care may include:
Bathing or showering
Meal preparation and eating supervision
Grooming and dressing assistance
Alzheimer’s services are part of a comprehensive Visiting Angels service program called Life Care Navigation™. In addition to Alzheimer’s care, this program includes specialized dementia care services for individuals with other types of memory disorders
Getting Started with Alzheimer’s Care
We offer free in-person meetings and assessments to help you find out if Alzheimer’s home care is right for your loved one. A Visiting Angels care director will meet with you and your loved one in the comfort of your loved one’s home to answer any questions, evaluate care requirements, and outline care options.
Home care is personalized around each client’s needs, with services customized according to your loved one’s symptoms, personality, and routine. You will be able to Select Your Caregiver® to ensure your loved one is matched with the right care provider. Our caregivers approach their work with kindness, patience, and above-and-beyond dedication to the seniors in their care.