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Dementia Care

Dementia Care services offer specialized in-home support to those with early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia. Our caregivers help our clients maintain quality of life so that aging in place remains possible. We also provide family caregivers with much-needed respite.

When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, their well-being will depend on family, friends, and familiar surroundings. Over time, your loved one will likely rely on family caregivers and the comfort of their home more and more. You may find yourself overwhelmed trying to care for your loved one. Eventually, you may start to worry that you will need to move your loved one into a nursing facility.

Dementia care services from Visiting Angels® can provide you and your loved one with the support you need. Our caregivers offer compassionate, specialized assistance designed specifically for those who are coping with dementia. This way, your loved one can continue to live at home, receiving care designed to maximize quality of life. At the same time, you will get the respite you need to maintain your own well-being and find time for other important responsibilities.

Dementia Care Services

At Visiting Angels, we understand the challenges of caring for those with dementia. Unlike other types of senior care, dementia care services must be tailored to the specific symptoms, risks, and challenges related to the different types of dementia.

Visiting Angels has partnered with leading dementia specialists to develop a series of dementia care certification programs. Basic dementia care training is available to all Visiting Angels caregivers, and many caregivers are certified in advanced dementia care protocols.

Our dementia care services are offered through Life Care Navigation, a collection of specialized senior care services, each of which focuses on a different aspect of elderly living. These services include a dedicated Alzheimer’s care program for those with Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all cases of dementia.

Through our dementia care program, we provide assistance with a wide variety of needs. We assist our clients with personal tasks, provide comforting companionship, and offer helpful reminders when needed. Our dementia care services can include help with activities that include:

  • Wandering prevention
  • Walking assistance
  • Transferring assistance
  • Dignified bathing, dressing and grooming care
  • Medication reminders and monitoring
  • Preparation of healthy meals
  • Light housekeeping chores
  • Transportation to appointments and therapies

Getting Started with Dementia Care

Visiting Angels offers free care assessments to help you determine if dementia care services are right for your loved one. Your loved one’s care assessment will be performed in the comfort of his or her home. During this assessment, we will outline the foundation for your loved one’s dementia care services.

First, we will customize a care plan around your loved one’s lifestyle, preferences, and symptoms. If you decided to proceed with care, we will then match your loved one with a caregiver whose skills and strengths are particularly suited to your loved one’s care needs. You will have the opportunity to Select Your Caregiver® to ensure your full peace of mind.

Learn more about dementia care services from Visiting Angels and book a free care assessment for your loved one by contacting your local Visiting Angels office today.
Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.

 

Facts and Figures about Alzheimer’s Disease from the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Over 5 million Americans are living with the disease
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
Every 67 seconds a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Estimated that around 500,000 die each year due to Alzheimer's
There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.
1 in 3 Seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another Dementia
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
$220 Billion worth of unpaid care was provided in 2013
In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.