Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia for a senior you love is heartbreaking, and can produce a number of questions and concerns. What will life be like for my senior loved one? How will the condition impact everyday behaviors and functioning? Where will he or she live? And how can I possibly manage providing care?
At Inspired Home Care, a provider of senior care in Barrington and the surrounding areas, we receive calls frequently from family members who are in crisis mode to find the best care solution for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. We have discovered that there are three important factors to help families feel a sense of relief and to acquire a sense of control:
- Education. We cannot stress enough the importance of learning as much as possible about dementia, and staying well informed about new developments. We offer a number of resources related to Alzheimer’s care that offer effective communication techniques, safety tips, innovative ideas for managing challenging behaviors, and so much more. Families can also discover an abundance of trusted educational materials through the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as up-to-date news on the latest research findings related to the search for treatment options and a cure.
- Support. Loved ones caring for a member of the family with Alzheimer’s disease need the support of others in a similar situation. Locating a support group to gain helpful insight, share concerns, and just have a reliable and safe place to vent feelings to people who understand is extremely helpful for family caregivers. Speaking with a professional therapist, in addition to close friends and family, is also a good idea to ensure family caregivers are caring for their own mental health.
- Partnership. Partnering with Inspired Home Care for reliable, safe, and experienced dementia home care for older adults enables family caregivers to recognize they’re not alone, allows them to take needed time away on a consistent basis to tend to their own self-care needs, and is a wonderful alternative to moving a senior loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, allowing him or her to remain in the familiarity and comfort of home.
Inspired Home Care’s highly skilled dementia home care team is thoroughly trained in creative, patient, compassionate care at home for senior loved ones, offering a consistent routine, assistance with difficult behaviors, increased safety, and trusted respite care for family members.
We meet with families during a complimentary in-home assessment to learn about the challenges being faced, along with getting to know the older adult in need of care: his or her likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, personality type, past and current life – all to design an individualized plan of care that will allow for the greatest possible quality of life, ensuring all needs are met both now and proactively as needs change over time.
Connect with our Alzheimer’s care experts at 847-787-7572 to find out more about our senior care in Barrington and the surrounding areas. With Inspired Home Care by your side, you’re never alone in your dementia care journey!