At-Home Alzheimer's Care in the Havertown Area: How to Know When It's Time

It can be difficult to know where an elderly loved one needs at-home Alzheimer's care. Fortunately, Visiting Angels Havertown can help.

As a trusted senior care provider, Visiting Angels® Havertown knows that more than five million Americans are currently suffering from the disease. Estimates put the number of those with Alzheimer's at 16 million by 2050. And, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, 400,000 individuals are currently living with the condition or a related disorder in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania alone.

If your family member is one of them, then the road ahead is uncertain. However, as your local senior care agency, Visiting Angels Havertown also knows there is hope in the face of Alzheimer's. In fact, your loved one can stay independent and at home for as long as possible with the right care and support.

But how can you tell the time has come to bring in essential personal Alzheimer's care from a service? Look for these signs.

  • Increasing needs. If your loved one needs more care than you and the rest of your family are physically able to give, then at-home Alzheimer's care from Visiting Angels Havertown can certainly provide a solution. Also, if your loved one's safety is at risk – from falling or starting a fire in the kitchen – then it's time to consider an in-home caregiver.
  • Wandering. Many patients suffering from conditions, like Alzheimer's and dementia, are prone to wandering. As a result, they can easily get lost, hurt, or have a bad fall. That's why, when you're starting to see regular instances of it, at-home supervision is needed. 
  • Agitation. There's a term called "sundowning," which simply means the later in the day it gets, the more agitated a patient suffering from Alzheimer's becomes. This can be stressful for you, especially if you're trying to care for your own family or manage personal responsibilities in the evening. 
  • Caregiver burnout. If you're facing burnout from caring for your loved one for so long, you're not alone. At Visiting Angels Havertown, we know that helping someone with Alzheimer's is often stressful and intense. It can even compromise your own health. That's why it's important to bring in support in the form of trusted caregivers, like the ones at Visiting Angels Havertown.

Visiting Angels Havertown: Your Partner for Quality At-Home Alzheimer's Care

Whether your loved one requires a helping hand a few days a week, or around-the-clock care and supervision, Visiting Angels Havertown is here to deliver the in-home care your loved one needs. And we're here to support you and your family, providing answers to your questions and concerns, as well as an after-hours phone line should an emergency come up during evenings or on weekends.

Learn more about our at-home Alzheimer's care services by calling Visiting Angels Havertown to schedule a free in-home assessment. We provide Alzheimer's care to seniors in Havertown, Broomall, Delaware County, Main Line, Montgomery County, and the Philadelphia counties.

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