Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia for a senior you love is heartbreaking, and can immediately bring about a number of questions and concerns. What will life be like for my loved one? How will the disease impact daily behaviors and functioning? Where will he or she live? And how will I possibly manage providing care?
At Live Free Home Health Care, a provider of Bristol home health services, we frequently receive calls from families who are in crisis mode to find the best care solution for a cherished older adult with Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve discovered that there are three key components to help families feel a sense of relief and to gain a sense of control:
- Education. We cannot stress enough the value of learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s disease, and staying well informed about new advancements. We provide a plethora of resources pertaining to dementia care that provide safety tips, effective communication techniques, innovative suggestions for managing challenging behaviors, and more. Families can also find a wealth of trusted educational materials through the Alzheimer’s Association, in addition to up-to-date news on the latest research findings pertaining to the search for treatment options and a cure.
- Support. Family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s need the support of others in a similar situation. Locating a support group to gain helpful insight, share concerns, and simply have a dependable and safe place to vent feelings to people who understand is exceedingly helpful for family caregivers. Talking with a professional therapist, in addition to close friends and family, is also a good way to make certain family caregivers are caring for their own mental health.
- Partnership. Partnering with Live Free Home Health Care for experienced, safe and reliable dementia care at home for older adults helps family caregivers realize that they are not alone, allows them to take essential time away on a consistent basis to tend to their own self-care needs, and is a wonderful alternative to moving the senior to a nursing home or assisted living facility, enabling her or him to age in the familiarity and comfort of home.
Live Free Home Health Care’s specialized Alzheimer’s care team is thoroughly trained in creative, patient, compassionate care at home for senior loved ones, offering a regular routine, help with difficult behaviors, increased safety, and dependable respite care for family members.
We meet with families during a free in-home consultation to learn about the challenges being faced, along with getting to know the senior loved one in need of care: his or her likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, personality type, past and current life – all to create a personalized plan of care that will allow for the very best possible quality of life, ensuring all needs are met both now and proactively as needs change over time.
Connect with our dementia care experts at 603-217-0149 to find out more about our trusted Bristol home health services and in-home care in the surrounding communities. With Live Free Home Health Care by your side, you’re never alone in your dementia care journey! For a full list of all the communities we serve, please visit our Service Area page.