There are an estimated 5.5 million people above the age of 65 in the U.S. who are battling with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. These diseases affect cognitive ability and they develop gradually over time. Someone who is affected may start out forgetting simple things like where they left their coat or a conversation they had earlier that day. Eventually they will not remember familiar faces and even lose the ability to provide basic self-care.
Assisting Hands Palm Beach provides Alzheimer’s and dementia home care, and memory care services for those suffering from these diseases to receive care in the familiar environment of their own homes, but they do need constant, specialized care to live in their homes safely. Call us at (561) 781-5885 to schedule a free consultation.
Memory Home Care Services in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, FL & Surrounding Areas
Assisting Hands Palm Beach provides Alzheimer’s and dementia home care, memory home care services in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and surrounding areas to help those living at home with these diseases. Our caregivers have received specialized training to provide effective memory care services and help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients live independently at home. We will help keep a pleasant environment in the home free of noise and clutter and respond with positive reinforcement to help stabilize mood swings and agitation.
Dementia care at home helps your loved one remain independent at home – happy, healthy, and safe.
- In-home dementia care is a specialized service that goes beyond basic home care.
- Our caregiver will help our clients with exercises that stimulate mental awareness.
- Our dementia caregivers are specifically trained to interact with elderly individuals that exhibit dementia symptoms.
What is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
Dementia is a general term used to describe the loss in memory and other cognitive abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Symptoms may include impairment in thinking, communication, and memory.
The term “dementia” itself can be confusing because it is not actually a disease, but rather a group of symptoms which can be caused by different diseases. These diseases progressively erode human memory and experiential knowledge that defines the individual’s cognitive skills, social engagement, and sense of self.
There are many different types of dementia. According to Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type as it accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is also the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
How do you know if it’s Alzheimer’s or just “old age?”
Some memory loss is typical with old age. However, chronic memory problems are usually the first sign of Alzheimer’s. Potential early warning signs include trouble finding words, vision and spatial misjudgments, and impaired reasoning or irrational decision making.
Refer to the following table to tell if your loved ones are experiencing the early signs of Alzheimer’s or signs of old age:
Signs of Alzheimer’s
|Memory challenges that upset daily life||Occasionally unable remember names or appointments, but remembering later|
|Unable to make plans or solve problems||Infrequent mistakes when reconciling a checkbook|
|Consistently poor judgment||Making a bad decision once in a while|
|Inability to manage a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or season||Forgetting which day it is, but remembering later|
|Frequent difficulty in carrying on a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Unable to retrace steps to find things||Misplacing or losing objects occasionally|
Memory Care Benefits
Our caregivers at Assisting Hands Palm Beach are specially trained to provide memory care services for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We can help slow down memory loss with a variety of mentally stimulating activities and provide positive reinforcement techniques in a loving and dignified manner to help reduce agitation and mood swings.
We form a personalized care plan for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia to address their specific care needs. Our care plan includes personal care, meal preparation, transportation, and light housekeeping, as well as a mentally stimulating care plan based on your loved one’s personal history, talents, and interests.
Our mental stimulation awareness care plan may include the following:
- Reading/ listening to music
- Help writing letters
- Playing cards and other games
- Looking through family photo albums
- Craft projects
- Monitor television viewings
- Going on outings
- Personal hygiene help
How to Pay for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Home Care Costs
If you have loved ones in the West Palm Beach or Palm Beach area affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, call Assisting Hands Home Care – Palm Beach County at (561) 781-5885. Once we understand the home care needs of your senior loved ones, we can provide you with a free estimate or a complimentary in-home assessment.
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“From our first interaction with the owner and staff of Assisting Hands in West Palm Beach, we felt their desire to meet our particular needs in the care of our aging parent with limited mobility. They understood that she wished to stay in her home and wanted her own high standards of housekeeping and care maintained. Assisting Hands worked with the family to put in place the very best caregivers possible for our parent. The love, professionalism, dependability, and attention to detail shown by the caregivers and the staff was beyond our highest expectations. Communication was consistent, courteous, and excellent. Our family--living and working at some distance from our parent-- felt supported. Our parent felt comforted, loved, cared for, and secure in her own home, as we had hoped. Assisting Hands became an extension of our family.”
“I highly recommend this agency! Marina and her staff are caring, creative, and reassurring in helping me manage my mom from across the country.”
“An honest caring company. When my father needed care, Assisting Hands Home Care was top notch.”
“A message from my mom....... About 8 months ago I realized I needed to get help. My husband was into his 10th year of Alzheimer. After interviewing a few care-giving agencies, I decided on Assisting Hands. I felt Marina was not only professional, but she also really understood the qualities we needed in a caregiver. Ivonne has been with us for about seven months and she definitely fits our needs. We sincerely appreciate Marina, Ivonne and the staff for their help and guidance! ~ Maria, Lake Worth”
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