Assisting Hands Home Care provides full in-home memory care services to care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in Hinsdale, Westmont, Brookfield, La Grange, Downers Grove and the surrounding areas in Cook and DuPage counties (See the Full List of Services). Our caregivers have the specialized training to provide effective and compassionate care for those affected by these conditions.
Dementia in all of its forms affects more than 5 million Americans over the age of 65. These conditions are degenerative diseases so the symptoms start out relatively mild, but they will get much worse over time. As the cognitive abilities of those affected decline, they will not be able to effectively care for themselves in their homes. It is important for seniors struggling with these conditions to get the proper care so they can live safely and comfortably at home.
Those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be impacted by their environment which is why it is best for them to receive care in the familiar environment of their home. Providing in-home care for those affected by these conditions is difficult for families to do on their own, especially as the disease progresses. Getting help from a home care professional who specializes in dementia and Alzheimer’s home care will help you make sure your loved ones are safe and comfortable in their homes.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in Hinsdale, IL and the Surrounding Areas
For Professional Alzheimer’s & Dementia Memory Care Services, call Assisting Hands Home Care at (630) 413-9899.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, we provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care services to help those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia in Hinsdale, IL live safely at home. Each of our caregivers have been trained to provide effective care for those at any stage of dementia and help maintain a safe and positive environment in the home. We can safely counteract the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia and we can help slow memory loss by engaging your loved ones in our memory care exercises.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often thought of as the same thing, but this is not exactly true. Dementia is a term that describes a range of conditions that involve the decline of cognitive ability while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific form of dementia. Of those who suffer from dementia, roughly 60 to 80 percent are affected by Alzheimer’s disease in particular. Alzheimer’s, like all forms of dementia, are degenerative conditions in which cognitive abilities decline slowly over time. Those affected will show signs of short-term memory lapses at first, but their condition will worsen as their long-term memory will be affected and they will lose control of their bodies.
Identifying the early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia is important so you can ensure that your loved one gets the care they need to live with the condition. You should especially watch for the following symptoms if there is a history of dementia or Alzheimer’s in your family:
- Forgetfulness: Issues with short-term memory are already common among seniors which makes it difficult to determine if they are affected by dementia. However, if these issues happen frequently, then it is possible that they are affected by these conditions. Memory lapses will get worse as the disease progresses and soon affect long-term memory as well.
- Wandering: Those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia often wander in a state of confusion, looking for someone or something. This can be dangerous if they are unsupervised as there is a risk of falling or leaving the home.
- Agitation: Those affected can often sense their limitations which causes frustration and outbursts of agitation.
- Incontinence: Those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s or dementia may have incontinence issues as they lose control of their bodies.
These symptoms make caring for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia a challenge. Our caregivers have been specially trained to react to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia and keep them safe and comfortable. We will ensure that your loved ones wander safely and get the personal assistance they need, and we can help curb outbursts of agitation with positive reinforcement techniques.
Memory Care from Assisting Hands
When you call Assisting Hands Home Care for memory care services, we will meet with you and your loved ones in their home to assess their unique care needs. Our assessment will help us form a care plan that will accommodate their needs and help them live safely in their home. Our memory care services generally consist of the following:
- Companionship: It is important for the well-being of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to have a friend or companion. Our caregivers will be a companion for your loved ones, building a personal relationship with them and engaging them in mentally stimulating activities that can slow their memory loss.
- Meal Preparation: Those affected by Alzheimer’s should not prepare their own food because they may turn the stove or oven on and forget. Our caregivers can take care of all meal preparation to ensure your loved ones get nutritious meals that follow their dietary restrictions.
- Personal Care: It is difficult for those suffering from these conditions to provide self-care such as bathing, getting dressed, and using the restroom. Our caregivers will help your loved ones with their personal care activities.
- Wandering: Our caregivers will make sure that your loved ones wander safely around the home by keeping their path clear of trip hazards and making sure they stay within their home.
- Medication Reminders: Our caregivers will make sure your loved ones take their medication at the right time.
Call Assisting Hands for a Free Assessment
If you have loved ones in Hinsdale, IL or the surrounding areas in DuPage and Cook counties who are struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, give us a call to set up a free assessment for our memory care services. We will assess the care needs of your loved ones and create a care plan and schedule to best accommodate their needs. You can reach us at (630) 413-9899 to set up an appointment for a free assessment.