While forgetfulness and memory loss oftentimes occur as loved ones grow older, it is an entirely different experience when a parent, grandparent or family member receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The good news is that many of the associated cognitive and behavioral symptoms can be managed with the professional and comprehensive Alzheimer’s care provided by Home Care Assistance of Carmichael/Fair Oaks.
With expertly trained Alzheimer’s caregivers, flexible hourly and live-in scheduling and no long-term contracts required, you can rest assured that your loved one will receive the most appropriate level of care throughout each stage of the disease.
We proudly train our caregivers in our proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method, a one-on-one activity- based program designed to delay the progression of symptoms related to neurodegenerative disorders. Based on scientific research suggesting that mental stimulation is associated with slower cognitive decline, the Method includes hundreds of activities that engage all areas of cognitive functioning. The activities are fun and engaging, intended to not only keep clients mentally active, but also to improve their overall quality of life.
Our Care Managers conduct in-depth assessments, evaluating each client’s care needs including medical conditions, mobility issues and cognitive status. They also gather personal information like meal preferences and favorite activities to help promote optimal well-being. Our caregivers are available part-time or around-the-clock, depending on your loved one’s needs.
We provide regular updates at your discretion to designated family members and friends. Our caregivers use Care Notes to track your loved one’s condition and daily needs, and we conduct regular quality assurance and re-assessment visits so that the level of caring being offered is always appropriate for the client’s current needs.
Individuals with dementia respond best to a stable, familiar environment and an established routine. Our caregivers can help your loved ones stay home, even after care needs evolve, to provide maximum comfort and help slow the progression of the disease.
Unlike some other providers, we match each client with a specific caregiver and focus on the long-term relationship. Consistency is especially important for individuals with dementia who can have negative reactions to unfamiliar faces.
With a Carmichael Home Care Assistance caregiver, you can be rest assured that your loved one is always receiving high-quality, compassionate care. Our caregivers receive in-depth training and support, and our Care Managers are available 24/7 to address client needs and emergencies.
If you are helping a loved one cope with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you are not alone. Dementia is one of the leading causes of disability and dependency among older adults worldwide, affecting an estimated 35.6 million people with 7.7 million new cases every year.
Dementia is often mistakenly believed to be a normal part of the aging process. In reality, however, serious cognitive decline, while more common with increasing age, is the result of an underlying neurodegenerative disease. Dementia is a general term used to describe a cluster of symptoms that manifest as severe impairments in various functional and cognitive processes. There are many causes of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, with quite different manifestations; Alzheimer’s is the most common, accounting for 60 and 80% of cases.
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be physically and emotionally taxing. As symptoms progress, individuals will require increasing care resulting in around-the-clock safety monitoring and support with lifestyle and household activities. In addition, the personality changes, memory loss and irritability associated with the condition can take a psychological toll on family members. In fact, 61% of family caregivers have reported significant emotional stress and 43% have reported physical stress from caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
If you are considering care options for your loved one, or if you are a family caregiver in need of respite, Home Care Assistance is here to help. As leaders in brain health, we understand the unique needs of those with dementia and our caregivers receive comprehensive training in all levels of care as well as our proprietary cognitive stimulation program, The Cognitive Therapeutics MethodTM.
Home Care Assistance in Carmichael/Fair Oaks is available 24/7 just to talk about your concerns and answer your important questions or to schedule a no cost assessment. Call now to speak with a care manager.