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The Benefits of Home Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

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As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, many families are faced with tough decisions about the right type of long-term care for their loved one. Although there are many factors to consider, some of the most important are the senior’s comfort and wellbeing. For many families, in-home care is an option that offers many benefits for their loved one other care options cannot.

Familiar Environment

Seniors with Alzheimer’s often experience confusion and anxiety when they are moved to an unfamiliar environment. Seniors who are in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s may not understand why they have moved and attempt to return to their former home. At-home elder care in Vancouver can eliminate potential negative behaviors while allowing a senior to continue enjoying the comfort of his or her home.

Personalized Schedules

Daily routines are essential for seniors with Alzheimer’s who often use familiar activities to help make sense of the day. In group living situations, however, seniors are often forced to live according to a schedule that works best for managing the staff and tending to the needs of multiple patients. With home care, this is never an issue. Schedules can easily be created to help seniors get the most out of the times of day when they are at their best while minimizing discomfort during down times.

Close Proximity to Family and Friends

Many residential facilities are located in areas that are far away from a senior’s family and friends. They also tend to have strict visitation policies that may not always work with a family member’s schedule. Seniors who remain at home will be able to continue to enjoy visits from their loved ones at any time of the day without inconvenience or restrictions.

Safety Assessment and Monitoring

One of the main reasons families consider having their loved one move to a residential facility is the concern they have for their family member’s safety. Fortunately, Case Managers and caregivers in Vancouver are trained to conduct a safety assessment and suggest the best methods to monitor seniors with Alzheimer’s. From medication management to making sure a senior does not wander, many safety concerns can be eliminated with the help of a professional caregiver.

Positive Caregiver Relationships

At residential care facilities, staff rotations and turnover can make it hard for seniors to develop a relationship with their caregiver, especially if the facility has an institutional atmosphere. When a caregiver visits a senior’s home, however, it is easy for them to build a relationship with conversations and activities that pertain to a senior’s interests. For those with Alzheimer’s, it can be especially comforting to see a familiar and friendly caregiver each day. 

Choosing the right care for your loved one can be incredibly difficult. To learn more about Alzheimer’s home care in Vancouver, call Home Care Assistance at (778) 279-3634. Our caregivers are compassionate and expertly trained, our dedicated Case Managers are available to clients 24/7, and our caregivers utilize our revolutionary Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which uses mentally stimulating activities to slow cognitive decline. Call us any time of day or night—we’re here to help.