Home Care for Patients with Alzheimer’s
How do you know when it’s time for home care? This can be an extremely difficult question to answer. However, there are some signs to look out for when determining when a person with dementia can no longer live independently. If there are any drastic changes in mood, personal hygiene, social activity, daily routine, cleanliness of the house, payment of finances, or something more obvious like forgetting to turn off the stove, it may be time to start looking at care options.
Home health care can have tremendous benefits for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Their home is a familiar and comfortable place where routines can be maintained or more easily shaped. Home health care services typically include help with personal care, such as eating, bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting. Home care agencies can also provide help with meal preparation, household chores, and activity planning. Nursing care — such as help with medications, wound care, and medical equipment — is also available, if needed. The home health aide can provide daily physical and mental stimulation by playing games, going on walks, or assisting in travel to a senior center where a person with dementia may like to socialize. If your loved one is currently in or decides to move to an assisted living facility, the home health aide can continue to provide services for your loved one at the facility.
If you have any questions regarding home care or other care options for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, kindly give us a call at Progressive Home Health Services, Inc. at 212-273-5500 or visit our website at www.phhs.com.