Dementia Care in Somerset County
Tips for Caring for Your Loved One
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia affect memory, mood, personality, and behavior. These changes can make communication difficult as the disease progresses. At Visiting Angels® Morris and Somerset County, we understand how challenging dementia care can be and would like to share our top three tips for improving communication:
- Set the mood for a positive outcome. Limit distractions when you speak to encourage your loved one’s attention. Turn off the TV or radio, close a door or curtain, or move to a quieter location.
- Ask simple questions. Avoid open-ended questions when possible. Instead, phrase questions to elicit a yes or no response. Or give a choice of answers. For example, instead of asking “what would you like for breakfast?” try “would you like eggs or cereal for breakfast?”
- Respond with reassurance. Dementia can distort reality and make seemingly simple questions confusing and upsetting. Instead of convincing your loved one they are mistaken, acknowledge their genuine feelings and offer comfort and support.
Customized Dementia Care Services in Somerset County
Visiting Angels Morris and Somerset County helps seniors with memory loss live at home safely through a wide range of essential services. Our services are available “a la carte” to suit your loved one’s individual circumstances and can be adjusted as needs change.
Whether you’re looking for full-time, part-time, or occasional care, our caregivers are here when you need them. We offer hourly care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends. Equally important, we provide our clients and their families with after-hours support. Call us for unexpected needs any time of the day or night, and we’ll respond within 15 minutes or less.
So how can our caregivers help your loved one? The options are nearly endless. A few of our most frequently requested services include wandering prevention, medication reminders, companionship, housekeeping, transportation, respite care, personal care, and mobility assistance. Palliative care, end of life care, and transitional care are also available.
Professional Dementia Care You Can Trust
Locally owned and operated, Visiting Angels Morris and Somerset County offers professional dementia care for seniors in:
- Morris County
- Pompton Plains
- East Hanover
- Basking Ridge
- Far Hills
- And the surrounding areas
Safety comes first at Visiting Angels Morris and Somerset County. We’ve held full accreditation from the state of New Jersey since 2017 for promoting the highest quality and safety standards in home care. Our agency is also bonded, insured, and requires background and criminal history checks for all staff.
To learn how dementia care can help your loved one, call Visiting Angels Morris and Somerset County today to schedule an in-home consultation.
Serving Morris, Somerset, Warren & Hunterdon Counties, NJ.
Visiting Angels MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES, NEW JERSEY55 Madison Ave #400
Morristown, NJ 07960