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Dementia Caregivers in Willoughby: Ask These Questions to Get Started

dementia caregivers in Willoughby with elderly patient

Making the choice to hire a memory care professional to look after a loved one with dementia is a wise decision. Knowing your loved one is being cared for by a knowledgeable professional can help to ease your mind. To help Willoughby area seniors find a compatible dementia caregiver, Visiting Angels® Mentor OH recommends asking the following questions of potential providers:

  • Do you have specialized training or experience which makes you more qualified for dementia care?
  • What is your availability? Can we schedule care on the weekends or overnight if needed?
  • Will you be able to help prepare meals for my loved one which follow a specialized meal plan?
  • If the need arises, would you be comfortable performing CPR on my family member?
  • What protocol would you follow if there is an emergency while caring for my loved one?
  • If I need to get in touch with you regarding my loved one's care, what is the best method?
  • How do you go about keeping track of client medications and providing reminders?
  • If my loved one needs additional aid while sick or recovering does your schedule have flexibility?
  • If needed, would you be able to provide live-in or around-the-clock assistance?
  • Do you have a valid drivers license and vehicle of your own? Are you an insured driver?
  • Will we be able to have you complete a background check and provide us with references?
  • Do you have experience working with seniors who have memory related illness at home?

The Benefits of Professional Dementia Care in Willoughby

Trying to provide all the care a loved one with dementia requires can be a big undertaking. The changes in personality and mood swings which often occur can be emotionally taxing for family caregivers. As your loved one progresses further in the disorder, they will require increasing amounts of care. Dementia caregivers from Visiting Angels Mentor provide the assistance Willoughby area seniors need while taking the pressure off family members.

How Dementia Caregivers Help Willoughby Area Seniors

The dementia caregivers from Visiting Angels Mentor help Willoughby area seniors in the following ways:

  • Preventing wandering
  • Client monitoring
  • Medication reminders
  • Companionship
  • Transportation aid
  • Walking assistance
  • Fall prevention
  • Preparing meals
  • Dressing and bathing
  • Household organization

If your mother or father could use assistance from a dementia caregiver in the Willoughby area, call Visiting Angels Mentor today and schedule a free consultation for your loved one.

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