Prevent Wandering with Dementia Care Services in Santa Barbara County
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, keeping them safe and comfortable can become a full-time job. Thankfully, with support from Visiting Angels® Santa Barbara, you won't have to do it on your own. We offer in-home dementia care services throughout Santa Barbara County. Our caregivers provide assistance with household tasks, self-care duties, errands, mobility, memory issues, and more.
Our goal is to help those with dementia enjoy safe and comfortable home lives. We accomplish this through customized care planning and a commitment to educating family members about the disorder. To get started, let's go over the troubling issue of 'wandering' and learn about a few ways to protect your loved one.
What is Wandering and How Do I Prevent It?
Seniors with dementia often experience moments of intense confusion, stress, and disorientation. These moments can even happen in the early stages of the disorder, so it's important to plan ahead. When these feelings occur, many seniors lose the ability to recognize familiar people and settings. This leads them to escape their current situation by wandering. They have no idea where they are going since everything looks unfamiliar.
For obvious reasons, this issue presents a huge safety risk for seniors with dementia. Thankfully, with diligent service and knowledge of the warning signs, you can protect your loved one from such an event. Here are some things to watch for:
- Does your loved one become confused and disoriented when in new places?
- Do they ever ask to 'go home' when they are already there?
- Do they ever get confused about the layout of their own home?
- Does it take them longer than normal to return from the store?
- Do they speak about the past using the present tense?
Kind and Loving Dementia Care Services for Santa Barbara County Area Seniors
By paying attention to the warning signs, and providing watchful and attentive care, you can minimize the risk of wandering. Our caregivers are eager to assist you with flexible home care scheduled around your needs. Everyone we hire must pass our background screenings and display wonderful traits such as empathy, honesty, and integrity. You can trust our caregivers to provide kind, compassionate, and dedicated care for your loved one.
Our dementia care is available throughout:
- Santa Barbara County
- Santa Maria
- Santa Ynez Valley
- Santa Barbara
- and the surrounding areas
With our dementia care services in Santa Barbara County, Visiting Angels Santa Barbara provides relief for caregiving relatives and crucial support to keep local seniors in their own homes. Contact Visiting Angels Santa Barbara today to get started with a no-cost initial care consultation.