If you are the primary caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, then you know all too well the physical, emotional, and mental toll it can take. Visiting Angels understands these unique challenges and has developed a comprehensive home care plan to help the elderly age in place through each stage of Alzheimer’s.
You will feel confident knowing your loved one is safe and comfortable at home with a Visiting Angels’ caregiver by their side.
Alzheimer’s Care Services
Expert planning and dedicated caregivers are critical to helping the elderly after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Alzheimer’s disease symptoms can affect many aspects of daily life. You and your family members may have to manage your elderly loved one’s personality changes, safety concerns, emotional well-being, and activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing.
Visiting Angels’ comprehensive plans address these unique needs and offer knowledgeable caregivers who provide personalized, compassionate assistance.
Professional Alzheimer’s home care services include:
- Wandering prevention
- Managing moments of confusion, anxiety, or anger
- Accompaniment to appointments
- Medication reminders
- Laundry and light housekeeping
- Meal planning and preparation
- Grocery shopping and prescription pickups
- Help with dressing and grooming
- Assistance with bathing and toileting
- Mobility and transfer assistance
Visiting Angels’ flexible services are offered part-time and full-time, 24/7, temporarily, and via respite care.
Visiting Angels also provides dementia care services for individuals with vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and other memory disorders.
Reduce the Risk of Caregiver Burnout
When supporting someone with Alzheimer’s, you must also focus on your well-being. Caregiver burnout is real and can happen if you do not get proper rest, relaxation, and socialization. Professional home care from Visiting Angels will support your loved one while allowing you to manage your personal, professional, and family obligations.
Recognize signs of caregiver burnout early to prevent stress from affecting your physical and mental health. Common signs include:
- Exhaustion, low energy, and fatigue
- Lack of sleep or irregular sleeping patterns
- Anxiety or worry
- Irritability or anger
- Sudden weight gain or loss
- Physical pain, such as headaches and backaches
- Feelings of resentment or guilt
- Excessive smoking, drinking, or eating
- No longer finding joy in caregiving or other activities
- Hyperfocus on caregiving responsibilities
- Lack of interest or ability to eat well, exercise or attend social events
- Blaming your loved one or yourself for their situation
Getting Started with Alzheimer’s Care
Knowing where to turn for Alzheimer’s care can be daunting. Moving a senior to a long-term facility may be an option, but it can cause them to feel confused and disorientated from a sudden change in environment. Sometimes, the best course of action is to allow them to age in place at home.
Visiting Angels, a national-leading provider of in-home senior care, can help.
Whether you are ready to get started with its specialized services right away or simply interested in learning more, Visiting Angels will make the process as easy as possible.
You can get started in a few easy steps:
- Schedule a consultation
Visiting Angels provides free home care consultations. A coordinator will meet with you and your loved one to gather pertinent information about your specific needs and expectations. At this time, you can ask any questions about Visiting Angels’ services, caregivers, and more.
- Complete a home care assessment
If you choose Visiting Angels, your coordinator will arrange a home care assessment, including a walk-through of your loved one’s home to monitor any safety hazards, fall risks, and opportunities to optimize the dwelling. The coordinator will then develop a detailed plan and schedule with your approval.
- Meet your caregiver
Visiting Angels thoroughly screens and selects the best professional caregivers for families. After completing a home assessment and plan, your coordinator will match you with the ideal caregiver based on your loved one’s condition, needs, preferences, and personality.