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 cognitive decline can make it uncomfortable and unsafe to stay at home without support. At Interim HealthCare of the Upstate and Midlands, we offer home care for people who are living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. 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 live with Alzheimer's. It's especially common for people over the age of 60. Still, if you notice increased forgetfulness or difficulty thinking in someone under 60, it may be a sign of Early Onset Alzheimer's.
Living with Alzheimer's can be very confusing and frustrating. Beyond forgetting 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 essential for individuals struggling with this disease to have some form of support — especially if they're living at home.
Our Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Services
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, we have years of experience providing Alzheimer's and dementia care, and we're here to support all people affected by these conditions, including the friends and family members who have stepped in as caregivers.
As part of our specialized Alzheimer's and dementia care, 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 the administration of medicine
- Promote a calming sense of safety and security
We extend a compassionate hand through our specialized home care services designed for those navigating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care isn’t just about assistance; it’s about fostering comfort, security, and an improved overall quality of life for you or your loved one. If you suspect that you or someone you love may need Alzheimer's and dementia care, click HERE to learn more about how we can help or to schedule a no-obligation evaluation.
It’s normal to be overwhelmed with questions after a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Download our FREE Dementia Caregiver Guide for valuable insights into caring for your loved one.