Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We understand the comfort that familiar surroundings can bring for loved ones afflicted with alzheimer’s and dementia. If you read Margie’s Story, you will find that our founder, Margie Skibinski, RN BSN, is intimately familiar with both of these serious brain afflictions and ensures our caregivers are properly trained to care for each patient and provide support to their families.
Experienced caregivers, as well as knowledgeable family members, can distract clients from the stress, frustration, and genuine emotional pain that can accompany memory loss diseases.
Dementia Care in the Home
Dementia can interfere with normal living activities and complicate health issues. Symptoms of dementia can increase the risk of falls or other accidents. The loss of memory can create frustration, cause withdrawal from social activities, and trigger personality changes.
Memory care can be essential to allowing seniors with dementia to remain at home or with family members. Home care requires the caregiver to help the patient with daily activities, such as bathing, cooking, dressing, or ambulatory assistance. A caregiver will also spend time with the dementia patient to keep him or her physically active and mentally engaged. The companionship of a caregiver can also provide the client with emotional and mental stimulation.
Alzheimer's is a terminal brain disease that eventually disrupts sustaining brain functions such as breathing, eating, and swallowing. View the short video and move your mouse over the illustration at the bottom to better understand the how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain.
When you or a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, decisions need to be made regarding patient care. If the disease is diagnosed early enough, you may be able to determine how you or your family member would like to live during different stages of the disease.
Comforting Home Care by Phoebe has staff experienced with caring for Alzheimer's patients and understand the memory care needs. With the right resources, it is possible for Alzheimer's patients to receive treatment in their homes.
A trained caregiver can relieve you of a tremendous amount of stress, give you some much needed time away. Comforting Home Care by Phoebe offers respite care to support your family. Respite care can be as simple as a few hours to allow you to relax or enough time to allow your family to enjoy a planned vacation.
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