For families who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, memory care services are a very important form of support. At Assisting Hands Home Care, we know the difficulties that come with having a loved one who’s diagnosed with such a degenerative disease or disability.
We provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care services in Des Plaines, IL, and the surrounding areas to assist individuals with their everyday lives and reduce the effects of memory loss.
Individualized Memory Care at Home
Assisting Hands Home Care takes pride in creating personalized memory care plans for our clients. To do this, we pinpoint certain parts of the patient’s life:
- Client’s Background and History: Typically, short-term memory is the first type of memory lost for those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. Because of this, individuals may be disengaged or uninterested in conversation. We combat this by taking the time to learn about the client, their history, background, and long-term interests and talents. Not only are we able to keep the client stimulated by doing this, but we are also able to develop a legitimate relationship with them.
- Family Members: When creating individualized care plans for our Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, we work with their families, because they know the patient best. Additionally, the family’s involvement makes for a more effective memory care plan.
- Kind Deliverables: We are loving and dignified when working with our clients. Often, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients are overwhelmed by the thought of their own memory loss. We acknowledge and understand these difficulties and have trained our caregivers to work appropriately and use positive reinforcement techniques.
For individuals who are suffering from memory loss, in-home memory care is usually the best choice, because clients feel most comfortable within the familiar environment of their home.
At Assisting Hands Home Care, our caregivers have been trained to provide clients with a clutter-, crowd-, and noise-free environment. Additionally, we will make sure the living environment is safe and by removing hazards. Our caregivers also know to encourage clients to partake in self-care actions often in order to minimize the loss of control they feel and to maintain normalcy.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behavior
Doing everyday activities can be difficult for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Our caregivers know this, which is why they provide assistance with bathing, cooking, and other day-to-day tasks. Furthermore, individuals suffering from memory loss have been known to exhibit uncharacteristic behaviors, including but not limited to the following:
- General forgetfulness
Unfortunately, not much can be done to prevent such behaviors; however, our caregivers know how to help prevent further memory loss by keeping clients engaged. We do this by engaging in conversation, playing games, going on walks, and doing whatever else we can to keep your loved ones mentally stimulated.
Call (847) 448-0844 for the Alzheimer’s and dementia care services from Assisting Hands Home Care in Des Plaines, IL, and the surrounding areas.
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