Living in an unfamiliar environment, and being cared for by unfamiliar faces, can be difficult for individuals struggling with advanced memory loss.
This is why we offer in-home Alzheimer’s and dementia care services here at Assisting Hands.
We act as a critical line of support for families who may not be able to care for a loved one in need as much as they would like to.
Our caregivers assist with day-to-day tasks, chores around the home, transportation, and memory-preservation exercises.
If one of your family members has been diagnosed with a degenerative disease or disability, we encourage you to give us a call. We currently offer assistance to families in Harwood Heights, IL, and surrounding areas.
Signs and Behaviors of Memory Loss
Individuals who struggle with advanced memory loss have severe difficulty with everyday tasks. This is particularly true for seniors who already have physical limitations. Seemingly simple things like cooking, taking medication, or bathing can become insurmountable obstacles. Some signs that your loved one may be struggling with memory loss, and associated tasks, include:
- General Agitation
Individualized Memory Care at Home
The best way to provide effective memory care is to develop a customized plan. When you choose to leverage our caregiving expertise, we will sit down with you to identify what exactly your loved one needs. We focus on the following when providing our services:
- Individual Needs: Our caregivers are trained in a variety of in-home senior care services. We will tailor our general services to fit your loved one’s needs.
- Background and History: Long-term memories tend to last longer than short-term memories. We take the time to learn about your loved one’s background in order to stimulate more engaging conversations. We are also happy to participate in their favorite pastimes. Remaining mentally active is a great way to preserve mental functions.
- Family Members: You know your loved one better than we do. We will continue to stay in touch to optimize our care plan.
- Kind Deliverables: Maintaining a friendly, open environment is instrumental in providing effective memory care. Our staff takes this to heart while providing their memory care services.
Additional Benefits of In-Home Memory Care
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of our in-home Alzheimer’s and dementia care services is the fact that your loved one is able to remain in a familiar environment. Noisy and unfamiliar retirement homes can lead to a troublesome adjustment period for struggling individuals. Through our services, this will be avoided altogether, as will the process of moving your loved one’s belongings to a new home.
How to Receive Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
We are happy to address any questions you have about our memory care services and schedule an appointment. We currently offer assistance to families in need in Harwood Heights, IL.