Alzheimer’s Home Care for Senior Patients
Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s can take its toll on family members. A trained Amada caregiver can help provide family support for Alzheimer’s patients, thus improving the quality of life for sufferers and their families.
Are you looking for professional in-home care for an Alzheimer’s patient in the Boston MetroWest area? The professional senior care team at Amada Boston MetroWest is here to help you find up to 24-hour Alzheimer’s care in Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe 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 health care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Long-term care for Alzheimer’s patients is a necessity, being that Alzheimer’s is an incurable disease that affects the patient’s cognitive, physical and functional abilities. Alzheimer’s symptoms worsen over time, eventually limiting the patient’s ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADLs) and requiring 24-hour Alzheimer care.
Help for Alzheimer’s Families
When the responsibility of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s falls on your shoulders, having the right resources and support system in Boston MetroWest can help you manage the symptoms of 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 to help for Alzheimer’s families.
Caregiver Support for Alzheimer’s
Amada prioritizes Alzheimer’s education for caregivers, whose training on managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s can positively impact the senior patient’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 patient requires along with the physical and emotional support for families.
Amada Boston MetroWest caregivers provide Alzheimer’s home care services to assist seniors with daily activities that they enjoy and to help with necessary personal care for Alzheimer’s patients. Because of their training, Amada caregivers know that taking care of the Alzheimer’s patient 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 patient 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 patients that will limit wandering and reduce the dangers associated with this behavior.
Alzheimer’s Housing Assisted Living
Our support services for families of Alzheimer’s patients include guidance for families throughout the decision-making process as well as creating a care plan for the elderly parent or other loved one as the senior patient progresses through the various stages of Alzheimer’s. Through our network of senior care professionals in Magnolia, Tomball, Conroe and surrounding areas, we can identify Alzheimer’s respite care options such as senior day care programs for adults with Alzheimer’s patients.
Should the senior patient needing 24-hour Alzheimer care 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 Alzheimer’s residential care homes.
Financial Assistance for Alzheimer’s Patients
Taking care of an Alzheimer’s patient 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 home care for Alzheimer’s patients or Alzheimer’s assisted living in Boston MetroWest 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 Boston MetroWest free of charge. Let us help your family make financial decisions with confidence. Please contact call us today at 832-209-8846.