Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can quickly become overwhelming. No one understands this more than we do at Visiting Angels®. With our Alzheimer's care services, your loved one will get the care they need to age in place while living with dementia. You'll also get the support you need to make caring for your loved one manageable.
With Alzheimer's care, your loved one can live safely and comfortably at home, even in the later stages of the disease. As their condition progresses, new environments and routines will become confusing and disorienting. The longer your loved one can age in place, the longer they can enjoy the comforts of a familiar environment. Visiting Angels will provide personalized care to help your loved one remain in the place where they feel most comfortable.
Our Alzheimer's care services also provide much-needed support and relief to family caregivers. We know caring for a family member with Alzheimer's takes an exceptional level of skill, effort, time, and compassion. We also know most people struggle with the responsibility—especially in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease.
With our help, caring for your loved one will be less stressful and less overwhelming. This way, you don't need to worry about suffering from caregiver burnout. Meanwhile, you'll have more time to spend with your loved one on the moments that matter.
Our Alzheimer's Care Services
Alzheimer's care depends on skilled caregivers and expert care planning. While Alzheimer's is commonly known as a memory disorder, its symptoms extend to a number of other areas. In addition to moments of forgetfulness and confusion, individuals with Alzheimer's experience changes to their personalities and emotional well-being. In later stages, care recipients also need help with activities of daily living, such as dressing and bathing.
Our Alzheimer's care services are designed to address these challenges. We match care recipients with caregivers whose skills, knowledge, and qualifications make them uniquely well-suited to Alzheimer's caregiving. Meanwhile, we tailor our services to the unique challenges of Alzheimer's disease, as well as the personal circumstances of each client.
With care from Visiting Angels, your loved one can receive assistance with a wide range of tasks and activities. Our Alzheimer's services include:
- Monitoring and companionship
- Wandering prevention
- Managing moments of confusion, anxiety, and anger
- Accompaniment to appointments
- Medication reminders
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Meal planning and meal preparation
- Grocery shopping and prescription pickups
- Help with dressing and grooming
- Assistance with bathing and toileting
- Mobility and transfer assistance
Our Alzheimer's services can be provided on a part-time or full-time basis. We also offer 24/7 care, temporary care, and respite care, for clients living with Alzheimer's.
Visiting Angels also provides in-home care to clients with non-Alzheimer's types of dementia. Our dementia care services are designed for individuals with vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and other memory disorders.
Getting Started with Visiting Angels
At Visiting Angels, we know how difficult it can be to talk with family members about Alzheimer's care. We also know how overwhelming it can feel to search for the right care provider. That's why we'll do everything we can to make this process as easy as possible for you and your family.
When you contact us to ask about in-home care for a family member, we start by scheduling a free consultation. This consultation allows us to learn about your loved one's situation in detail, including the symptoms they're exhibiting, their current living situation, and the areas where they're most clearly in need of assistance. We will also learn about the routines and activities that bring joy to your loved one. At the same time, we will answer any questions you might have about our services and our approach to Alzheimer's caregiving.
Following this consultation, we'll develop a detailed care plan and care schedule for your loved one. During the care planning phase, we may speak with your loved one's doctor to keep care consistent with medical directives. We'll also work closely with your family to design a care schedule that fits your loved one's routine and makes caring for your loved one more manageable.
We will also match your loved one with a Visiting Angels care provider. Each of our caregivers has been carefully screened and selected prior to placement, and we take pains to find the right fit for every client.
This is never more true than for clients living with Alzheimer's. We will match your loved one with a skilled, compassionate, and knowledgeable caregiver—someone who understands the unique challenges of Alzheimer's caregiving.
Ready to get started with Alzheimer's care services? Contact 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.