Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care at Home
Assistance Home Care exists today because our family was impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease and understands firsthand the challenges that families and caregivers face when providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease or related Dementias.
Most families don’t know what to do to take care of an older person or aging parent with Alzheimer’s or Dementia care needs. Assistance Home Care helps families take care of older family members by coming in and helping them stay safe and supported at home. When elderly parents need care that falls outside of what family or friends can provide, families often turn to professional caregivers who are trained and certified in the different forms of dementias and dementia care techniques.
Assistance Home Care’s local team of Area Care Managers are certified as a Certified Dementia Specialist and trained in the CARES Training Methodology established by the Alzheimer’s Association. Our co-founders are committed to achieving the highest level of Dementia training available from the Alzheimer’s Association to ensure your loved one is supported with the best dementia care techniques and skills in the industry.
Our Proven Process for Memory Care at Home:
- Starts by hiring and retaining Care Professionals committed to client care goals and bringing a positive mindset each and every day
- Promotes a high level of continued education, training and support for our Care Professionals as well as family member education
- Provides continued oversight through quality assurance and support home visits by members of local care management and training team
- Highlights our commitment to a consistent team of Care Professionals for our clients
- Supports clear and open communication between client families, Care Professionals and office staff to share best practices and client care updates
Dementia Home Care Services
- Hands on assistance with ambulation to prevent falls
- Safe utilization of assistive devices like walkers, canes, sara lifts or hoyer lifts
- Assistance with feeding and hydration in accordance with dietary regiments
- Providing hygiene assistance and incontinence care
- Preserving one’s self-image by supporting with both dressing and grooming tasks
- Assistance with a safe bathing environment
- Reminder services (medications, dates, appointments, routines, etc.)
Companionship & Meaningful Activities
- Providing socialization, friendship, conversation and emotional support
- Engaging in one’s interests or hobbies to support cognitive and emotional wellbeing
- Encouraging and promoting exercise, therapy regiments and tracking progress towards care plan goals
- Connecting clients to family and friends through traditional or electronic platforms
Daily Household Support
- Preparing and serving meals according to client’s dietary needs
- Cleaning the bathroom and kitchen after use
- Assistance with tidying the client’s room and living area
- Supporting hygiene by helping with washing clothes and bed linens
- Assistance with transportation, accompanying the client to appointments, etc.
- Shopping and performing other household errands
As a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you know firsthand the challenges and demands that come with this role. It can be overwhelming to take on additional tasks and responsibilities to help your loved one maintain their independence and continue living at home as they age. It’s natural to want to do everything you can to support your loved one and make their daily life as comfortable and easy as possible. However, it’s important to also take care of yourself and make sure you have the support you need.
At Assistance Home Care, we understand the unique challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia. Our team is dedicated to supporting caregivers and providing high-quality home care services for seniors, including those with dementia. Our services include meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping, and personal care, all of which can help to make daily life easier and more manageable for both caregivers and their loved ones.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information about the home care options we offer for those with dementia in St. Louis & Chicago. We are here to assist you in finding the best care options for your loved one, and we are committed to providing the highest level of support and service to you and your family.