Dementia Care

Dementia Care in the Home

Families affected by dementia know how difficult it is to provide ongoing care for seniors with declining cognitive abilities. As the average life expectancy increases, so does the percentage of people who develop dementia in their later years. Though Alzheimer’s is the most well-known type of dementia, there are several forms that affect seniors today.

With dementia of any kind comes decreased memory and impaired cognitive function. Those affected are in danger of wandering both in and outside the house. This increases the chance of falling, bumping into harmful items, knocking things over, and getting lost. Aggressive outbursts are a common symptom, exacerbated by the frustration many seniors feel due to frequent confusion and difficulty communicating.

We assign caregivers according to the specific needs of our clients and their families. This means that seniors living with dementia will receive a patient caregiver specially trained to support and soothe them as they navigate their condition. Our caregivers deliver a comprehensive range of services that allow clients with dementia to remain in their homes. These clients benefit from the familiar surroundings and generally have better prognoses than patients who are relocated after dementia is diagnosed.

Select Home Care can help with a variety of tasks including hygiene, toileting, dressing, oral care, and other types of personal care. Many times, this help takes the form of gentle guiding, reminding the client what they’re doing and what the next step is. Our staff can also assist with housekeeping, transportation, meal planning, and other daily living activities.

Call us today to arrange the right level of dementia care for your loved one.