Home Care Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s Live Independently

When an aging parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the assumption is often made that they will have to leave home and move to an assisted living facility. It can be a traumatic experience for anyone to be forced from their home before they are ready, particularly when they suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia. As we age, routines and familiar surroundings become more important than ever. Being able to remain in a comfortable home environment is a priority for many seniors, whether they struggle with memory disorders or not. Alzheimer’s care from Visiting Angels Sarasota can help seniors live independently.

It has been shown at home Alzheimer’s care, such as the care we provide at Visiting Angels Sarasota, can help elderly persons stay at home for longer than those without. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine performed a study where approximately a third of participants received professional home care and the others did not. The Alzheimer’s sufferers who were given professional at home assistance were able to extend their time living independently.

How of Alzheimer’s Care Provides Assistance

Personalized Alzheimers care plans from Visiting Angels Sarasota can help your loved one maintain their freedom with a variety of assistance at home. Some types of care those with memory disorders find to be particularly helpful include:

  • Transportation assistance
  • Home safety checks
  • Nutrition monitoring
  • Medication reminders

Caregivers also help your loved one by preventing wandering and keeping them involved in activities.

Alzheimer’s Care Makes Independent Living Possible

As Alzheimer’s progresses getting lost or confused while driving is a real concern. Alzheimer’s care specialists from Visiting Angels Sarasota can drive your loved one to their appointments, social activities, run errands, and help with other tasks to boost their feelings of independence while looking out for their safety.

When an aging parent deals with a memory disorder, family members often worry about nutrition. Whether your loved one has dietary restrictions which need to be followed, forgets to eat, or is unable to prepare meals on their own, Alzheimer’s care professionals from Visiting Angels Sarasota can help ease your concerns. Caregivers are able to assist with meal planning, preparation and monitoring to be sure your family member gets the valuable nutrition they need to maintain their health.

Proper use and timing of medications is also important for Alzheimers home care. Caregivers from Visiting Angels Sarasota can provide medication reminders to ensure your loved one is taking medications on schedule. Elder care professionals can also look out for the timing of medications to make sure your loved one doesn’t skip or repeat doses, or confuse medications.

To help your struggling loved one maintain their independence for as long as possible, call Visiting Angels Sarasota and inquire about our Alzheimer's care services.

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