Alzheimer's Care from Comfort Keepers in West Chester, OH
Learn how Comfort Keepers' Alzheimer's care can help to support those with this disease and their families.
Millions of families throughout the United States struggle to care for a senior loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Comfort Keepers caregivers are specially trained to work with seniors who have various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. With help from these caregivers, family members are better able to work through many of the difficult behaviors and challenges that manifest due to the progressive nature of this insidious disease.
One of the primary benefits of Comfort Keepers Alzheimer's care is the opportunity for a senior to safely remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home instead of moving into a nursing home or memory care facility. A familiar environment affords the senior greater feelings of security, safety, and control. For a person who feels like the world is quickly spinning out of control, every little bit counts.
Alzheimer's Care in West Chester, OH
In much the same way as a familiar home environment offers peace of mind, maintaining familiar schedules and routines also provides a senior with Alzheimer's a foundation that reduces stress and anxiety. As the disease progresses, the senior may not fully comprehend what they are doing, why they are doing it, or even where they are, but a sense of understanding deeply rooted in their personal habits, activities, and routines helps them maintain a feeling of normalcy.
Building effective schedules and routines can also help minimize common behaviors such as sundowning. For example, closing curtains early to reduce shadows, turning the lights up to keep the home well-lit, and providing stimulating activities that keep the senior's brain occupied are all proven methods that work for some seniors. Yet, since every senior displays unique responses to the disease, one of the primary components of effective Alzheimer's care is finding the schedule, routine, and stimulus that works more effectively for each individual senior.
Comfort Keepers Alzheimer's care provides standard in-home care supports, such as light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation, and personal care; but they also offer families the benefit of expert training, tips, techniques, and advice. Comfort Keepers can work alongside family caregivers or they can provide stand-alone service. Either way, care and support are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
With Comfort Keepers, Alzheimer's care is also available as part of a respite care program so family caregivers can take a break from care to look after their own physical and mental health.
In short, when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease it takes a toll on the entire family. With Comfort Keepers Alzheimer's care, neither you or your senior loved one has to go through it alone.