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Dementia Caregivers in Shaker Heights: Ask These Questions to Get Started

dementia caregivers in Shaker Heights with elderly patient

If you are looking for professional aid for a loved one with dementia or memory related illness, it is important to find a qualified professional. You want a caregiver who understands the unique needs of seniors with dementia including Alzheimer's, arguably the most common form of dementia. As an experienced dementia caregiver to seniors throughout Shaker Heights and the surrounding areas, Visiting Angels® Cleveland, OH recommends asking the following questions when screening potential caregivers:

  • What is your scheduling availability? Can you provide aid at any time on any day?
  • Do you have any education or training which makes you specially qualified for dementia care?
  • Are you comfortable performing all aspects of dementia care including personal hygiene?
  • How should we contact you if we need to discuss my family member's care?
  • What is your method for keeping track of client medications and reminders?
  • Does your schedule have room for additional aid if my loved one is sick or injured?
  • Do you have any experience with long-term assistance or live-in care for seniors?
  • Can you provide transportation for my loved one? Do you have a license and insurance?
  • Are you able to complete a background check and to supply references for verification?
  • Do you have previous experience working with seniors who have Alzheimer's or dementia?
  • How would you handle an emergency while caring for my family member?
  • Have you completed a CPR certification? Are you comfortable performing first aid?
  • Can you help to prepare nutritious meals and snacks while caring for my loved one?

The Benefits of Professional Dementia Care

Dementia caregivers from Visiting Angels Cleveland are a valuable asset to families throughout Shaker Heights and the surrounding areas because they help to keep their loved ones safe at home. Professional caregivers provide monitoring and services which can improve your loved one's quality of life while managing their condition.

How Dementia Caregivers Help Shaker Heights Area Seniors

Dementia caregivers help seniors in Shaker Heights and the surrounding areas by providing assistance with their activities of daily living. Some of the ways Visiting Angels Cleveland can help your loved one include:

  • Safety and wandering prevention
  • Offering medication reminders
  • Bathing, hygiene, and dressing
  • Preparing healthy meals & snacks
  • Meaningful companionship
  • Household organization
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Walking and fall prevention

Contact Visiting Angels Cleveland at (216) 231-6400 to learn more about our dementia caregivers and how they assist seniors throughout Shaker Heights and the surrounding areas.

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