At Assisting Hands, we offer in-home Alzheimer’s and dementia care services to help individuals with memory loss maintain their cognitive functions and accomplish day-to-day tasks safely. The key here is that your loved one will be able to remain in a familiar, comfortable environment while they receive their care.
We understand how difficult it can be when a family member is diagnosed with these degenerative diseases and we do everything in our power to help. Your loved one will benefit from general assistance throughout the day, companionship, mental stimulation, and more. We offer these services to residents of Niles, IL, and surrounding areas.
Signs of Memory Loss
There are many traits and behaviors that can indicate the progression of memory loss. Generally, they include wandering, general forgetfulness, agitation, and incontinence. While your loved one may not display all of these, it is important to be aware of any behaviors that can put them in danger.
Individualized Memory Care at Home
By working with your loved one in the comfort of their own home, we can better maintain a sense of control that is much needed for those struggling with memory loss. Our caregivers assist with a variety of tasks by taking a personalized approach. When you choose to take advantage of our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services, you can expect us to focus on:
- Your Loved One’s Background: Long-term memories tend to last longer than short-term memories, so it’s important for us to learn about your loved one’s history. By focusing on this area, our caregivers can better connect with them, maintain interest and engagement, and develop a lasting relationship.
- Family Members: Focusing on family members is another great way to keep individuals struggling with memory loss engaged. It is also important for us to communicate with family members to determine what type of care is needed. We coordinate with loved ones to develop appropriate memory care plans.
- Kind Deliverables: Simply put, it’s hard to go through life with a degenerative cognitive disease. Our caregivers will always remain kind, compassionate, and patient when providing care. Whether we’re helping your loved one change clothes in the morning, prepare an afternoon meal, or take the proper medication before bed, we will remain by their side to make sure they are taken care of.
- Companionship: While our caregivers provide much-needed assistance, they also act as companions. The best way to preserve memory is to remain mentally stimulated. We are happy to play card games, go on walks, hold conversations, and participate in other pastimes to do just that.
We are proud to work with those in need in Niles, IL, and surrounding areas. Your loved one’s long term care insurance can help cover the cost of care. If you have a family member struggling with memory loss, we encourage you to take advantage of our Alzheimer’s and dementia care services.