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Alzheimer's Care in Amarillo: When is it Time?

provider of Alzheimer's care in Amarillo with elderly patient

Learning that a loved one has Alzheimer's disease, or even suspecting that they may have a memory disorder, is usually just the start of a long and complicated journey for a family. A care provider can be your partner as you figure out what's best for your relative, but actually making the call can feel like a big, intimidating step. At Visiting Angels® Amarillo, our Alzheimer's care professionals are available 24 hours a day to support local seniors, but we're also here to support their families. To start, we want to help you get to the point where you're ready to call. 

How to Tell When It's Time to Contact Visiting Angels Amarillo

Choosing the best care option for your loved one with Alzheimer's will require you and your family members to be very open about your loved one's current condition, what kind of care you'll be able to provide, and where you think you may fall short when it comes to keeping them comfortable, healthy, and safe. As you start getting into these discussions, make sure you consider the following questions:

  • What is your loved one already struggling with? - If you've noticed that your relative's house is messy, that they've lost a lot of weight, that they're losing track of important events, or that they don't socialize as much as they used to, these may be areas where their Alzheimer's disease is affecting their quality of life.
  • What kind of care can you provide and when can you provide it? - Think about whether you can keep your loved one company now and then or to assist them with household tasks on a daily basis. Would you be able to lift them in and out of bed, or spend long stretches of time with them to make sure they don't wander off and get lost?
  • How could an Alzheimer's care provider help? - Once you've got an idea of the areas where your loved one in Amarillo could already use more support, and whether your family is able to provide it, you can start thinking about how an Alzheimer's care provider from Visiting Angels Amarillo can fill any gaps in care. Our care professionals can also help you identify other challenges or potential risks your loved one could face as their condition develops.

Learn More About Our Alzheimer's Care with a Free In-Home Consultation

To learn more about our non-medical Alzheimer's care for seniors, call Visiting Angels Amarillo at (806) 344-8264 today. We can answer your questions and schedule a free in-home consultation in Amarillo or the Texas Panhandle.

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