Nov 25, 2016 by Anonymous
There are many reasons you might consider in-home care for an aging loved one. One such reason is for their own safety. As a person ages, they may need help with tasks such as transportation and light housework. You may be able to cover some or all of those items yourself or among family members. But there are some situations that you simply can’t handle on your own because you aren’t trained to do so, or because you can’t be with your loved one at all times. In these cases, in-home care is a matter of safety.
Because dementia is different in every individual, seniors with this memory disorder require unique care. No two dementia patients are the same. In general, dementia is a steady decline in mental abilities. It is difficult to watch a loved one experience memory changes, and it is even harder for your loved one to live through these changes. Memory loss is common, but there are other indications as well. Your loved one may deal with impaired vision, difficulty communicating, inability to focus, and frequently misplaced items. When you are worried about your loved one’s safety because of dementia, in-home dementia care becomes imperative.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and leads your loved one to feel disoriented. They will lose their short-term memory and may have mood swings and paranoia about other people, including you and other family members. When they get to a certain point, since Alzheimer’s disease gets worse over time, in-home care is important. If you want your loved one to stay in their own home for as long as possible, you may need relief from a professional caregiver. Caregivers can help your loved one feel calm and supported as they get the assistance they need around the house. Additionally, you will have peace of mind knowing that they are safe.
It is hard for any family member to provide 24-hour home care to an aging loved one who needs it. When your loved one needs care at all hours of the day or night, the safest thing to do is enlist help from a caregiver. Professionals will provide around the clock support in order to give you the relief you need and the security your loved one needs. A customized senior care plan will help your loved one with household chores and tasks, as well as emergency care if something unannounced and urgent arises.
Watching your loved one age is never easy. Whether they are experiencing memory changes, are becoming more prone to accidents, or simply cannot complete daily living tasks any longer, it’s important to know when your loved one requires help from a caregiver. If your loved one needs help with medication safety or after surgery care, the right help at the right time can make all the difference.
Are you looking for a caregiver to provide care for your loved one? The team at Comfort Keepers Roswell, Artesia, and Carlsbad will help you understand the options and develop a customized senior care plan that accommodates the unique needs of your loved one.