Alzheimer's Care in Humble: When is it Time?
As you've watched your parents grow older, you probably planned to step in and help out when the time came. However, if you don't live in the same town, or you have a job or your own family to raise, you may not be able to support them as much as you'd hoped. If your loved one has also developed Alzheimer's disease, as millions of seniors in America have, they may need more specialized care than you can provide. At Visiting Angels® Humble, many adult children come to us to ask about Alzheimer's care and, more specifically, how they'll know when to get this care started.
Questions to Start With if You May Need Alzheimer's Care for a Loved One in Humble
Only you, your loved one, and the rest of your family — with the support of medical professionals — can make the final decision about Alzheimer's care, but we'd like to provide some resources to help you get there. To start, we've put together a few crucial questions to consider:
- What is your loved one's quality of life now? - Consider whether your loved one seems healthy, well-fed, comfortable, socially active, and generally content with their life. If not, what forms of support could help them? Alzheimer's care from Visiting Angels Humble can include many services from meal prep to medication reminders to a stable source of companionship.
- If you're providing some form of care, how are you coping physically and emotionally? - Caregiving can be stressful and physically demanding work, even when you're doing it for someone you love. It's best to speak to an Alzheimer's care provider before the cracks start to show, so you know you have back up if and when you need it. Keep in mind that your loved one in Humble may need more hands-on help if their dementia progresses.
- Do you think your loved one is safe where they are? - Even with whatever care you and your loved ones can provide, do you feel comfortable knowing that your parents are home on their own, or do you worry about them wandering off or neglecting themselves in some crucial way? If you have any doubts, it may be worthwhile to raise them with an Alzheimer's care provider from Visiting Angels Humble.
Get Started with Our Home Care Services in Humble
To ask more specific questions about Alzheimer's care or to learn more about what it could look like for your loved one, call Visiting Angels Humble today to set up a free in-home consultation.