Over 4.5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. The disease destroys brain cells. Symptoms can include confusion, anger, mood swings, language breakdown and long-term memory loss.
We can care for seniors in the early stages of Alzheimer's by supplying companionship, medication reminders, helping with daily hygiene needs and dressing, preparing meals, and light housekeeping. Home health care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease will eventually lead to specialized services that differ from other types of senior housing. Alzheimer's care is often delivered in an assisted living or nursing home setting. The residents live in semi-private apartments and have structured activities delivered by staff members trained in Alzheimer's and dementia care. Most of these living
environments have secured areas to prevent wandering, a common symptom of the disease.
Often, residents have access to outdoor walking paths or gardens within secured areas. Stand-alone memory care communities called Alzheimer's special care units or memory care units also exist to better meet the specialized needs of residents with the disease. These memory care communities have been designed specifically
for seniors suffering from Alzheimer's disease or Dementia and often have features like a circular layout to ensure a resident won't encounter a 'dead-end' in a hallway (a potential source of stress for advanced cases of Alzheimer's).
When making a decision, it is important to ask if there is specialized care offered for residents with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of Dementia. We will work with
you to establish safe and more comfortable environment, trusting relationships and techniques to maximize independence for as long as possible for those with Alzheimer's disease. Our specialized approach of encouragement and assistance helps family members cope with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and other Dementia illnesses.
We can offer a good alternative with one-on-one care with a Certified Nursing Assistant specializing in care of people suffering from memory disorders to advanced cases of Dementia