Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease
Taking care of a senior loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can take become quite challenging as conditions worsen. A trained Amada caregiver can offer support to families of senior Alzheimer’s patients, thus improving their quality of life.
Are you looking for professional in-home care for a cherished elder with Alzheimer’s in the NorthShore Chicago area? The professional senior care team at Amada NorthShore is here to help you find up to 24-hour Alzheimer’s care in Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville, and surrounding NorthShore communities. We can help you make the best memory care choice. Please contact us today for a Free Care Needs Consultation.
An Alzheimer’s parent or grandparent is usually cared for by family members and it’s estimated nearly 16 million people are taking care of an elderly loved one with Alzheimer’s at home. With the Alzheimer’s Association pointing to a reported 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s disease, we as a nation are in a senior care crisis. Long-term care for Alzheimer’s sufferers is a necessity, being that Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that affects an individual’s cognitive, physical and functional abilities. Alzheimer’s symptoms worsen over time, eventually limiting the aging senior’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs) and requiring 24-hour Alzheimer care.
Alzheimer’s Caregiving Support
When the responsibility of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s falls on your shoulders, having the right resources and support system in NorthShore and its communities of Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville, and beyond 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 how to help with Alzheimer’s care, from assisting seniors in the early stages of memory loss into the late states of disease progression.
Support from Caregivers Trained in Alzheimer’s Care
Amada prioritizes Alzheimer’s education for caregivers, whose training on managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s can positively impact your senior loved one’s quality of life and that of the family. As the disease advances, the in-home support for Alzheimer’s care provided by your Amada caregiver will deliver the specialized attention required by your Alzheimer’s parent or grandparent, along with the physical and emotional support needed by families in Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville nearby NorthShore communities.
Amada NorthShore caregivers provide Alzheimer’s home care services to assist seniors with daily activities that they enjoy and to help with necessary personal care. Because of their training, Amada caregivers know caring for a senior Alzheimer’s client requires:
- Setting a positive mood for communication and interaction through body language and tone of voice.
- Limiting distractions, easing frustration and demonstrating patience for someone with memory care challenges.
- Redirecting the aging senior Alzheimer’s client who becomes upset and responding with warmth and reassurance to reduce anxiety or confusion.
- Creating an environment of safe home care for the senior with Alzheimer’s that will limit wandering and reduce its dangers.
Alzheimer’s Special Care Centers
Our support services include guidance for families throughout the decision-making process, as well as creating a care plan for the elderly spouse, parent or other loved one as the senior client progresses through the various stages of Alzheimer’s. Through our network of senior care professionals in Glencoe, Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville, and surrounding Chicago NorthShore communities, we can identify Alzheimer’s respite care options such as senior day care programs for adults with Alzheimer’s.
Should a senior begin to require more support than in-home help with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to 24-hour Alzheimer care that is available through such facilities as a private memory care home or Alzheimer’s assisted living community or other Alzheimer’s residential care homes.
Financial Assistance for Families Navigating Alzheimer’s Disease
Taking care of an aging 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 private Alzheimer’s home care or Alzheimer’s assisted living in Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville, and beyond 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 patients. 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 Elmhurst, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Northbrook, Libertyville, Niles, and surrounding NorthShore communities, free of charge. Let us help your family with making financial decisions by discussing funding options for in-home Alzheimer’s care. Please contact call us today at 847-324-9450.