Once your parent is diagnosed with dementia, hiring an experienced caregiver who is trained in memory care can reduce significant stress, anxiety, and depression. Through engaging activities that slow the progression of dementia, a trained in-home caregiver can be very beneficial for your loved one.
Research has identified that it is also possible to slow the decline if your loved one is encouraged to maintain daily activities such as personal care, dressing, and to prepare for the day. But what was their norm yesterday may differ today, and your caregiver will be the individual who will assist your parent in adapting to new tasks and techniques.
Recognizing the Need for a Caregiver
Providing structure to your mother or father’s routine, the personal care assistant allows your loved one the opportunity to experience their independence. As their dementia progresses, the experienced caregiver will help them with each task, helping your mom or dad stay focused on what they can do. As an adult child, you may want to be the one to provide care for your parent. But it is critical to understand the demands of you and your loved one. The importance of involvement and providing stimulation is an integral part of the supportive treatment.
Keeping your parent active and stimulated will often reduce the anxiety and agitation that is often a result of the confusion that this disease is associated with. The activity provides your parent not only physical movement, but the action will also reduce the frustrations allowing the energy to flow in a more positive manner.
Setting your mother or father up with a supportive personal care assistant is highly recommended by your parent’s medical team. This individual (sometimes it includes more than one caregiver,) will work closely with you and your parent’s medical team to provide the help as it is needed.
Working with Assisting Hands Home Care
The caregivers at Assisting Hands Home Care are not only trained and experienced in providing dementia care services for your elderly parents, but they are insured and bonded with our agency for your peace of mind. In their experience of working with dementia patients, they know how to react in difficult situations or when stress arises. They will also engage your loved one in memory exercises to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Our home care agency is based in Fort Myers, FL, however we proudly service all of Lee County. When contacting our professionals, we will set up a free consultation with you and your loved one to assess their needs. We will then develop a home care plan that accommodates those needs as well as a caregiver to start the services. The home care plan can also be adjusted as the needs of your loved one will change.
Get a Free Consultation
For more information or to get a free consultation on our memory care services offered in Fort Myers, FL and the surrounding areas, contact Assisting Hands Home Care at (239) 221-6326.