How Home Care Helps Seniors with Dementia

Helping a senior who suffers from dementia can be challenging and a burden for loved ones. There are many considerations to make when trying to find the best home care option for them. It is always a good option to have specialized care in the home rather than putting a senior in a nursing home. A home environment provides familiar surroundings and your loved one won’t have to deal with the disruption of living somewhere new. Plus, home care can provide an alternative that can be extremely cost effective when compared to nursing home costs.

It’s just a fact that taking care of a loved one is a full time job and can be a time consuming as well as exhausting process- the effects of which can ripple through multiple families and tax everyone both emotionally and physically. When the primary caregiver has a family of their own or works outside of the home, the effects of caring for that loved one can quickly become overwhelming. Home care can fill the gap and provide some much needed relief especially if around the clock care is required.

But, for that relief to come, you need a reliable, trustworthy caregiver which isn’t easy to find. That’s why it’s important to find a home care agency that does the hard part of the selection for you. Plus, hiring a caregiver allows the family members to maintain his or her supportive role rather than get into dynamics that make anyone uncomfortable. Most caregivers have received certification or special training in order to work with dementia patients. This allows you the peace of mind that your loved one is getting the right care from a professional. Home care offers compassionate, dignified assistance where and when it’s needed.

At home assistance allows your loved one to get the necessary help with things like safe meal preparation, house chores, laundry and more. We all want our loved ones to be safe and clean. Caregivers ensure not only those needs are taken care of but also provide companionship and support that is crucial for the well being of our loved one. At home providers can also spot problem areas and needs that may arise that other family members might miss. Necessary interventions can be put in place earlier to avoid further decline and loss of autonomy.

Whether your loved one lives in Snellville, Lilburn, Lawrenceville or the surrounding areas, Certified Home Care Of Georgia provides seniors with dementia the type of at home assistance that honors our clients as individuals. We know that the people we care for is someone’s mother, father, etc. We do whatever we can to provide as much independence and dignity we can while maintaining realistic expectations with daily tasks and chores. There are many studies that show that seniors with dementia retain a better quality of life when they are allowed to live on their own for as long as possible. Home care can make that a realistic possibility that can benefit the entire family.

To talk to one of our caregivers at Certified Home Care Of Georgia, call 770-635-8042 today. Our caregivers are some of the best in the business and specialize in home care for the elderly with dementia as well as post surgical home care and more. We provide elder care in Snellville, Lilburn, Lawrenceville and all over Atlanta.

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  1. This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that caring for a senior with dementia yourself can be exhausting and time-consuming. My mother has been having some problems, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for my sister and I to take care of her. She doesn’t want to move away from her house, so we’ll definitely look into hiring in-home care services so her needs can be met. Thanks for the great post!

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