Assisting Hands Schaumburg
Memory care services are a critical line of support for families that have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. Here at Assisting Hands Schaumburg, we understand how difficult it can be to have a family member diagnosed with one of these degenerative diseases or disabilities. However, through our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, we work with individuals to prolong their memory, and assist them throughout their everyday lives.
Individualized memory care
We pride ourselves on developing an individualized memory care plan for all of our clients. We do this by targeting specific aspects of each patient’s life:
- Client’s Background and History: In many memory loss scenarios, short-term memory is the first to go. This can result in a loss of interest in, or disengagement from, conversations. To combat this, we spend the time to learn about our client’s background, history, and long-term talents and interests. This helps to develop a true relationship, as well as keep the client stimulated.
- Family Members: We work directly with family members to create our Alzheimer’s care and dementia care plans. You know your loved one better than we do, and working through the planning process this way does wonders in developing an effective memory care plan.
- Kind Deliverables: When we work with our clients, we do so in a loving and dignifying manner. They did not choose to suffer memory loss, and are often overwhelmed by the thought. We understand these distinct challenges, and specifically train our staff to provide appropriate and positive reinforcement techniques throughout our care.
In-home memory care is often the best solution for those suffering from memory loss. This is because it provides the client with an added layer of comfort, as they are familiar with these long-term surroundings. Our caregivers are trained to provide an environment free of noise, clutter, and crowds, and encourage our clients to do as many self-care actions as they can. This minimizes their sense of a loss of control, and helps to maintain normalcy. We also ensure a safe environment, and remove potentially dangerous objects from reach.
Alzheimer’s and dementia behavior
Individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia have difficulty performing day to day tasks. Our caregivers understand this, and help with things like cooking, bathing, and taking medication. Additionally, individuals are known to display uncharacteristic behavior. Some of this includes, but is not limited to:
- General Forgetfulness
While there is little that can be done to completely eliminate these actions, our caregivers are trained to keep their clients engaged in order to prevent further memory loss as effectively as possible. Whether it is through walks, card games, or simple conversation, we do everything we can to keep our clients stimulated.
If you are interested in our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services for your loved one, contact our representatives at (847) 448-0844. Here at Assisting Hands, we develop relationships with clients in the Schaumburg, IL area, and do everything we can to preserve memories and a sense of normalcy.