Alzheimer’s Care Requires Help. You’re Not Alone.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that worsens over time affecting daily and cognitive functioning. It can affect individuals differently and symptoms may vary depending on the stage of the illness. Nurse Next Door understands that when a loved one is diagnosed with this disease it can be a very difficult time. Some people refer to Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably but Alzheimer’s is essentially a form of dementia.
Our Alzheimer’s care involves working closely with clients and their family members to determine the best care plan for current and future needs. We provide our services in the comfort of client’s homes so they can receive help in familiar surroundings and settings. At Nurse Next Door, we understand that familiarity is key so our Alzheimer’s in home care service focuses on keeping clients in their homes where they are safe and the risk of wandering is lower.
We focus on two aspects of Alzheimer’s care – the client and his or her family. In order to ensure clients receive the care they deserve, we make sure they are paired up with trained caregivers who are a good fit in terms of personality and interests. This ensures relationships can be built and consistency in care can be achieved. We also believe that Alzheimer’s affects families equally as much. In order to give loved ones peace of mind, we provide supervision ranging from three hours a day to twenty-four care. We’ll also give tips and guidance on dealing with Alzheimer’s care to educate people on what they should expect and how they should handle specific situations.
Common symptoms of Alzheimer’s include:
- Impaired speech
- Impaired thought
- Memory loss
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Misplacing items
- Impaired judgment
- Social withdrawal
- Changes in mood and personality