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Alzheimer's Care in Tampa: When is it Time?

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If your loved one in Tampa has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, you may wonder when you should enlist the help of a professional Alzheimer's care service. At Visiting Angels® Tampa, we understand how difficult it can be to process the news of your loved one’s diagnosis as you try to arrange for his or her care. We’re here to help guide you during this challenging time and can ensure that your loved one is receiving high-quality care from our team of talented care providers. Whether he or she lives in Tampa, Temple Terrace, or a neighboring community, you can count on us to provide your loved one with exceptional Alzheimer's care. Read on for details about how you can determine when it’s time to get started with professional care.

Signs That Your Loved One in Tampa Needs Professional Alzheimer’s Care

Here are just a few signs that indicate your loved one could benefit from our professional services at Visiting Angels Tampa:

  • Missed medication dosages or skipped doctors’ appointments. Seniors who are experiencing memory-related challenges often have difficulty keeping track of their medication schedule and attending important doctors’ appointments. A professional caregiver can offer crucial reminders that help keep your loved one on track with his or her schedule.
  • Trouble getting around. It’s not uncommon for elderly adults to have limited mobility. However, these limitations can be extreme for seniors with late-stage Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one is unable to complete important tasks like bathing, grooming, and walking, one of our care providers can offer mobility support and assistance with these daily activities.
  • Increased wandering. Alzheimer’s patients have a tendency to wander. When left unsupervised, they can easily find themselves in dangerous situations. If your loved one is at risk of wandering, he or she may require constant supervision from a professional caregiver.
  • Heightened stress for family caregivers. Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is challenging on many levels, especially as their needs begin to increase over time. Prevent caregiver burnout by partnering with an in-home care provider who can take over when you need respite from your caregiving duties and time to focus on your other priorities.

Don’t hesitate to learn more about getting started with Alzheimer's care. Contact Visiting Angels Tampa today to reserve a free care consultation at the home of your loved one in Tampa, Temple Terrace, or a town in the surrounding areas.

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