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How Professional Alzheimer’s In-Home Care Helps Denver Area Seniors

Alzheimer’s in-home care from Visiting Angels helps seniors in Wheat Ridge, CO remain in familiar surroundings while getting the specialized care and support they need

Since Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic and progressive condition, seniors diagnosed with this type of dementia have to rely on others for care and support, especially when the illness starts advancing. Many older adults with the illness receive Alzheimer’s in-home care from family members, either adult children or close relatives. However, as the condition reaches its more severe stages, family caregivers may not be able to provide the level of care needed for an improved quality of life.

Professional caregivers from Visiting Angels can assist families in the Denver area with caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, making a huge difference in their lives. Our professionals are patient, understanding, compassionate and experienced in order to properly work with people with Alzheimer’s disease. Many of them complete training for accreditation and Alzheimer’s and dementia care before they start providing those services.

What Does Professional Alzheimer’s In-Home Care Include?

Senior care for Alzheimer’s patients includes assistance with daily activities, schedule planning to reduce stress and anxiety, minimize fall and injury hazards at home and more. Here’s how our expert caregivers can help seniors with Alzheimer’s disease:

  • Lower Stress – Stress can aggravate the symptoms of many conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. Professional caregivers make sure to reduce stress levels in seniors with Alzheimer’s by avoiding routine changes and changes in surroundings, as well as lowering the risk of fatigue and illness.
  • Establish a Routine – For seniors with Alzheimer’s disease, establishing a routine can be comforting, allowing them not just to relax but respond automatically. Alzheimer’s in-home care experts make schedules for daily care and include activities seniors particularly enjoy.
  • Provide Reality Reminders – Professional care providers remind seniors during the day what day and year it is, what they are supposed to do, and where to put things.
  • Prevent Fatigue – When planning activities, expert caregivers take into account that mornings are best for any type of stimulation. During activities and outings, they make sure to provide Alzheimer’s patients with frequent breaks to prevent fatigue.
  • Choose Surroundings – When going outside with Alzheimer’s patients, professional care providers choose their surroundings wisely, avoiding busy and crowded places and instead opting for quiet sports like parks.
  • Be Patient – Alzheimer’s care providers are always patient with Alzheimer’s patient, understanding that each individual has their own set of needs, capabilities, and limitations.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association in Chicago, around 10 million Americans care for loved ones with dementia and most of them struggle to balance all their responsibilities. If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, you do not have to do it all alone. With the help of Alzheimer’s in-home care professionals, you can still stay involved in your loved one’s care but share some of the burdens with an expert. Professional caregivers can offer care on a part-time, full-time or 24-hour basis, allowing your loved one to remain safely at home for longer. They can provide not just assistance with daily tasks like meal preparation, errands or housekeeping but also meaningful companionship and other customized services.

Visiting Angels of Denver is a leading provider of Alzheimer’s care and other senior care services. To learn more about the care provided by our staff of compassionate senior caregivers, please call our Wheat Ridge office at (303) 232-9999 or contact us for more information.

Visiting Angels proudly serves Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Glendale, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

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.