Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care at Home
We have a variety of compassionate and experienced nurses and caregivers that are dedicated to helping you or your loved one thrive at home. Our team includes; Care Managers, Registered Nurses (RN)Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Caregivers, Homemakers, (Companion Care and Personal Care), Certified Nurse assistants (CNA), Certified Medication Technicians (CMT), and Home Health Aides (HHA). We offer visiting nurses and private duty nursing for patients who require skilled nursing care or prefer personalized care from their very own private nurse. It can be challenging to manage illness, injury, or chronic disease at home. The personal attention of a home health nurse can make a big difference.
Care at Home offers both short and long visits, frequent or infrequent visits, and short-term or long-term care. Our areas of focus include; Skilled Nursing Care (as directed by your physician), Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care at Home, ALS and Parkinson’s Home Care, 24-hour and Live-in Home Care, and Veteran’s Care. We offer Care Management services and will assist in Senior Moving or Downsizing. You’ll love our flexibility and affordability. Choosing the right home care agency is key to optimum health outcomes. With Care at Home, what matters the most is your well-being and achieving your optimal health.
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home can be difficult, but you don’t need to do it alone, and you may not need to put them in a facility to keep them safe. Alzheimer’s home care can help your loved one stay safely in their own home (or yours), even as the disease progresses.
What is Alzheimer’s care at home? How long can a person with Alzheimer’s live at home? Is there home care for dementia patients? How do you know if your loved one needs Alzheimer’s home care? How can you find the best company that provides dementia care at home?
How Long Can a Person With Alzheimer’s Disease Live at Home?
How Do You Care for an Alzheimer's Patient at Home?
Is There Home Care for Dementia Patients?
Providing exceptional Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care for seniors and families in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Rockville, Olney, Laurel, Columbia, & Ellicott City and near by cities.
What Is Alzheimer’s Care at Home?
Alzheimer’s home care involves nonmedical assistance to help people with their activities of daily living. According to the National Institute on Aging :
What Types of Services Are Included With Dementia Care at Home?
Dementia and Alzheimer’s home care services typically include things like:
- Wandering prevention
- Medication reminders
- Meal planning and preparation
- Mobility and transfer assistance
- Help with toileting and bathing
- Picking up groceries and prescriptions
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Transportation and accompaniment to appointments
- Assistance with grooming and dressing
- Managing moments of anxiety, confusion, and anger
How Do I Know if My Loved One Needs Alzheimer’s Home Care?
Whether your loved one wants to remain independent for as long as possible or you’re reluctant to ask for help, it can be difficult to know when your loved one needs Alzheimer’s care at home. While it’s never too early to bring in dementia home care, here are some signs it’s time for help :
- Incontinence. You don’t want your loved one sitting or lying in their own filth for hours on end, so if they’re becoming incontinent, you should bring in Alzheimer’s care at home so they’re never left alone.
- The death, deterioration, or exhaustion of their primary caregiver. Whether your loved one’s spouse passed away, your sibling who was caring for your parent now has health problems of their own, or you’re experiencing caregiver burnout, it may be time to bring in help.
- Changes in behavior or physical health. Perhaps your loved one had been doing fine living alone in the beginning stages of their dementia, but now they appear thin or frail due to forgetting to eat or taking too much or too little of their medications.
- Disorientation and confusion that make it unsafe for them to be alone, such as wandering, driving after they’ve had their license revoked, or leaving the stove on.
Caring for Alzheimer’s patients at home is about ensuring they are kept safe and that their daily needs are being met.
What Should I Look for When Searching for Alzheimer’s Care at Home?
Trying to find the best Alzheimer’s or dementia home care company may seem daunting. Here are some questions you should ask when interviewing potential companies :
- Is your agency licensed?
- Do you screen caregivers for contagious diseases?
- Do you check driving records and do background checks on potential caregivers before hiring them?
- Are your caregivers insured and bonded?
- What educational requirements do you have for your caregivers?
- What is the turnover rate for your caregivers?
- Do you handle all payroll paperwork?
- Can I interview potential caregivers? Do I have input on who gets assigned to my loved one?
- How do you supervise caregivers?
- Will my loved one see the same caregiver for each visit?
- What happens if the caregiver can’t make it? Do you send a replacement?
- How does your agency handle complaints?
- Can I get references for your agency and the caregiver we get?
If you need help finding the right care for your loved one, contact us today.
- National Institute on Aging, Getting Help with Alzheimer’s Caregiving, https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/getting-help-alzheimers-caregiving
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions, https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html
- Ruben Castaneda, US News & World Report, 5 Signs It’s Time for Memory Care, https://health.usnews.com/wellness/articles/signs-its-time-for-memory-care
- WebMD, Help With in-Home Care for Someone With Alzheimer’s, https://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/alzheimers-paid-home-care