For seniors with dementia, staying at home and living in their community can be better than living in a nursing home. Home care for elderly dementia patients can provide the appropriate support and assistance to help them stay as independent as possible.
Wellness Home Care Inc provides in-home dementia care in the greater Connecticut area. With our skilled and compassionate caregivers, your loved ones can receive assistance with bathing, dressing, and grooming and providing medication reminders, transportation to appointments, and companionship.
What is the meaning of dementia care for elderly people?
The term “dementia” refers to a group of symptoms that can occur at any age and affect anyone’s ability to think, remember, communicate, or make decisions. Dementia affects more than 5 million Americans each year.
It is estimated that by 2050, about 14 percent of all people will be over 65 years old.
Dementia Care for seniors is a service provided by our company which offers home health care services in the ease of your own home.
We provide skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition counseling, social work, medication management, and other supportive services to help you stay as independent as possible.
Our professional dementia care givers are specially trained professionals who have experience working with seniors and their families. They are ready every day to assist you with daily life activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation etc.
Preventing or Minimizing Dementia Behaviors Through Dementia Elderly Care.
Dementia causes problems for families. People with dementia often become agitated and confused. Some people with dementia may even become aggressive. There are ways to cope with these challenges. Communicate well with your loved one. Keep a routine avoid surprises. Minimize stress, and calm down.
Physical activity can help keep your loved ones active. Walking, dancing, or sitting in a chair can help them stay calm and relaxed. Try to limit alcohol intake, or avoid it entirely if possible. Caffeine can cause agitation and sleeplessness.
People who have Alzheimer’s disease lose their memory. This condition can lead to confusion and wandering away from home. With this common type of dementia, there is also an increased risk of falling and injury. A personal locator beacon (PLB) device helps alert emergency responders when someone goes missing. These devices can be worn by the person or attached to their clothing. When activated, the PLBs send out a signal that rescue teams can pick up.
Can a Dementia Patient be Cared for at Home?
Yes! A person with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early-stage/late stages of dementia can receive excellent level of care at home.
A caregiver can help manage difficult behaviors associated with MCI and dementia. These include agitation, aggression, wandering, mood swings, hallucinations, delusions, and sleep disturbances. At Wellness Home Care Inc., we understand that these symptoms can be distressing for you and your loved ones.
When caring for someone diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to remember that this condition progresses at different rates depending on the individual. Some people will show improvement over time, while others decline more quickly. It’s normal to feel frustrated by any changes in behavior or memory loss.
However, don’t let frustration affect how you treat your loved one. Remember that everyone responds differently to Alzheimer’s disease.
What Should You Not Do With Dementia?
Dementia is not contagious. However, some behaviors associated with dementia can cause embarrassment or distress to others.
The following are some things you should avoid doing around senior adults with dementia:
- Don’t touch them without asking first
- Don’t stare at them
- Don’t laugh loudly or too often
- Don’t shout or swear
- Don’t play loud music or create loud noises
- Don’t smoke near the patient
- Don’t leave food lying around
It would help if you never forced anyone to do something they don’t want to do. If you have concerns about the aggressive behaviors your loved one might do, discuss them with your physician or other health care or personal care professionals.
Why Choose Wellness Home Care Inc. as your Care Provider?
Wellness Home Care Inc. cares about the health of your elderly loved ones. We offer compassionate primary caregiver who provide personalized and long-term care tailored to each client’s needs. Staff members have years of experience working with seniors and their families. We know what works best for our clients and their family members.
We believe that every elderly senior deserves to live an active, independent lifestyle. That means providing comprehensive care that includes socialization, physical activity, nutrition, mental stimulation, and emotional support.
We strive to make your loved ones’ lives easier and happier. We’re there 24 hours a day, seven days a week when they need us.
Support for Your Elderly Loved Ones Through Our Services.
When a loved one has dementia, it can be challenging for the whole family. Local events and ongoing support help families navigate the path ahead. We provide families with education, encouragement, and tools to help them cope with this difficult time.
Our goal is to help your loved ones enjoy a more fulfilling life by improving their health. Serving our clients with the highest levels of service is a matter of pride.