Dementia Care

Dementia care services from Visiting Angels® help individuals with early-stage, mid-stage, or late-stage dementia. These services, in addition to our Alzheimer's care services, provide in-home care to clients with conditions such as vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, or Huntington's disease.

Visiting Angels can help your loved one stay safe and comfortable at home while living with dementia. We provide specialized care plans for clients with cognitive disorders, and we tailor home care to specific and personal needs. Your local Visiting Angels agency will match your loved one with a dedicated care provider or team of skilled caregivers.

Dementia care can also provide needed relief and support to those who care for family members with dementia. If you act as a caregiver for a loved one, we can make caregiving more manageable and less overwhelming. This way, you can dedicate more time to self-care, other family obligations, or simply spending quality time with your loved one.

Our Dementia Care Services

Alzheimer's care and dementia care are often treated as the same thing. But that's not necessarily true. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, it's not the only one.

Other forms of dementia include conditions such as vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. These conditions share a number of symptoms to Alzheimer's, but they also come with unique challenges. Each type of dementia has a different cause. This leads to varying symptoms and causes them to progress in differing ways.

Visiting Angels' care services can be tailored to your loved one's dementia diagnosis. We make it easier to manage the unique challenges of different dementias. Our dementia care services include specialized care plans for individuals with:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy bodies dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Parkinson's disease dementia
  • Young-onset dementia
  • Mixed dementia
  • Down syndrome
  • Other types of dementia

We create a one-of-a-kind care plan for every client that is tailored to your loved one's condition, so that care is consistent with his or her diagnosis. At the same time, we will customize this care plan to make daily life as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Getting Started with Visiting Angels

At Visiting Angels, we make it easy to find the right services and the right care provider for your loved one.

When you contact us, we'll start by scheduling a free, no-obligation consultation. This consultation will give us the chance to learn about your loved one's situation in detail, laying the foundation for your loved one's care plan. At the same time, we'll help answer any questions you have about in-home care.

We may discuss your loved one's care schedule or develop an initial care plan. Your loved one's care schedule can include part-time, full-time, or 24/7 caregiving and will be based around your loved one's established routines. We can also schedule care to accommodate any family members who live with your loved one or who perform care visits on a regular basis.

Following the consultation, we will continue to develop your loved one's care plan. In many cases, we will coordinate with the doctors and other health professionals at this stage. This allows us to develop your loved one's care plan in accordance with medical directives. For example, we can plan and prepare meals according to nutrition recommendations provided by your loved one's doctor.

The final step is matching your loved one with a qualified care provider. We know how important the caregiver-client relationship can be. We also know that high-quality dementia care is only possible with skilled, knowledgeable, and compassionate caregivers. All of our care providers have been carefully screened prior to placement, and we will work closely with you and your loved one to find the right fit.

Ready to get started with dementia care services? Contact your local Visiting Angels office today!

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.

 

Facts and Figures about Alzheimer’s Disease from the Alzheimer’s Association

 

Over 5 million Americans are living with the disease
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
Every 67 seconds a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Estimated that around 500,000 die each year due to Alzheimer's
There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.
1 in 3 Seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another Dementia
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
$220 Billion worth of unpaid care was provided in 2013
In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.