Personalized Help for Alzheimer’s Senior Patients
in Colorado Springs
Taking care of an elderly family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can become quite challenging. A trained Amada caregiver can help provide support to families of seniors with Alzheimer’s and thus improve their quality of life.
Are you looking for professional in-home care for an Alzheimer’s senior loved one in the Colorado Springs area? The professional senior care team at Amada Colorado Springs is here to help you find up to 24-hour Alzheimer’s care in Colorado Springs, Stratmoor, Cimarron Hills, and surrounding areas. We can help you make the best memory care choice. Please contact us today for a Free Care Needs Consultation.
We are in an Alzheimer’s crisis with 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older living with the disease, as reported by nonprofit health organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association. An Alzheimer’s parent or grandparent is usually cared for by family members and in fact it is estimated that some 16 million people provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Long-term care for someone with Alzheimer’s is a necessity, being that Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that erodes the afflicted senior’s cognitive, physical and functional abilities. Alzheimer’s symptoms worsen over time, eventually limiting the senior’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs) and requiring up to 24-hour Alzheimer care.
Help for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers
When the responsibility of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s falls on your shoulders, having the right resources and support system in Colorado Springs can help you manage the symptoms of family caregiver stress, depression and burnout. While it is an honor and a privilege to care for a cherished elder, family caregivers still need respite care for elderly loved ones with Alzheimer’s to maintain their own physical and mental health. Amada caregivers are trained on specific Alzheimer’s care methods, from assisting seniors in the early stages of memory loss into the late states of disease progression.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support
Amada prioritizes Alzheimer’s education for caregivers, whose training on managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s can positively impact the senior client’s quality of life and that of the family. As the disease advances, the in-home help for Alzheimer’s care provided by your Amada caregiver will deliver the specialized attention the Alzheimer’s parent or grandparent requires, along with the critical physical and emotional support for families.
Amada Colorado Springs caregivers provide Alzheimer’s home care services to assist seniors with daily activities and personal care. Because of their training, Amada caregivers know that taking care of an elderly Alzheimer’s senior at home requires:
- Setting a positive mood for interaction through body language and tone of voice.
- Limiting distractions and easing frustration for someone with memory care needs.
- Redirecting the elderly client with Alzheimer’s who becomes upset and responding with warmth and reassurance to reduce anxiety or confusion.
- Creating an environment of safe home care for Alzheimer’s clients that will limit wandering and reduce the dangers associated with this behavior.
Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
Our Alzheimer’s support services for families include guidance throughout the decision-making process as well as creating a care plan for the elderly Alzheimer’s parent or Alzheimer’s grandparent through the various stages of Alzheimer’s. Through our network of senior care professionals in Colorado Springs, Stratmoor, Cimarron Hills, and surrounding areas, we can identify Alzheimer’s respite care options such as senior day care programs for adults with Alzheimer’s.
Should your loved one need 24-hour Alzheimer care or begin to require more support than in-home help with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to a private memory care home or Alzheimer’s assisted living community or other type of Alzheimer’s residential care home.
Financial Assistance for Alzheimer’s Families
Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s at home can be a serious financial burden. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia does not make a senior patient automatically eligible for Medicare assistance. The costs of Alzheimer’s home care or Alzheimer’s assisted living in Colorado Springs, Stratmoor, Cimarron Hills, and surrounding areas at first may seem intimidating to many families.
You can rely on the extensive experience of an Amada senior care advisor to provide guidance on financial help for Alzheimer’s care. We help our clients and their families make full use of all benefits available to them, including veterans’ benefits and Long-Term Care insurance benefits, and we’re pleased to offer our placement services in Colorado Springs free of charge. Let us help your family with making financial decisions with confidence by discussing funding options for in-home Alzheimer’s care. Please contact call us today at 719-377-9121.