The effects of aging are different for everyone. For some people, it gets harder to move around the house because of joint pain. For others, memory loss and other types of cognitive decline can make it uncomfortable and even unsafe to stay at home without support. At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, we offer home care specifically for people in the Greenville area who are living with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia. If you live in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, or Spartanburg, our Alzheimer's and dementia care can help you or your loved one feel more comfortable and secure at home, and experience better quality of life overall.
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. It's especially common for people over the age of 60, but if you notice increased forgetfulness or difficulty thinking in someone under under the age of 60, it may be a sign of Early Onset Alzheimer's.
Living with Alzheimer's can be very confusing and frustrating. Beyond forgetting both past and current events and people, it can cause those affected to miss meals, forget to take important medication, and generally feel disoriented and lost. For these reasons, it's important for people in Greenville with this or another form of dementia to have some form of support — especially if they're living at home.
Our Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Services in Greenville
The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 16.1 million Americans are providing unpaid Alzheimer's and dementia care for someone experiencing cognitive decline. At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate, we have years of experience providing Alzheimer's and dementia care, and we're here to support all of the people who are affected by these conditions, including the friends and family members who have stepped in as caregivers.
As parts of our specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care in Greenville, our care professionals can:
- Help with basics of home management including laundry and cleaning
- Assist with bathing, dressing, and other daily tasks
- Give medication reminders and help with administration of medicine
- Promote a calming sense of safety and security
If you suspect that you or someone you love may need Alzheimer's and dementia care to age safely in place, call our office in Greenville today at (864) 627-1200 to learn more about how we can help or to schedule a no-obligation evaluation.