While not a disease itself, Dementia is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect brain functions such as memory and social abilities that are severe enough to affect daily activities and functions. The most common form of dementia in older people is Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease meaning that symptoms worsen gradually over time, usually over a number of years. Early symptoms of the disease can include memory loss, difficulty completing familiar tasks, and change in mood or personality. As the disease reaches later stages, individuals can lose their ability to communicate, have difficulty walking, eating, and swallowing, and will need full-time care and assistance.
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia can be difficult and at times overwhelming. Family members try to provide care themselves, but as the disease progresses, this becomes harder and they must seek support from outside sources. There are many assisted living centers and special Alzheimer’s care facilities that can provide care for dementia sufferers, but many seniors do not want to leave the comfort of the homes they have lived in for many years.
Citizens Homecare offers in-home Alzheimer’s Care Services that provides the highest level of comfort, care, and support. In-home care allows those with Alzheimer’s to benefit from the familiar sights, sounds, and smells of their own home.
Personal care services help with daily tasks that either require assistance or can no longer be performed without someone’s help. This can include:
- Medication reminders
- Meal preparation and feeding
Sometimes an individual just needs a companion so that they can participate in various activities both in and out of the home. Companionship services allow your loved one to participate in activities such as
- Visiting Friends
- Taking Walks
- Lunch Outings
An in-home care provider can also assist with other tasks and needs such as
- Monitoring in-home safety
- Attending doctor’s appointments
- Light house cleaning
- Running various errands
At Citizens Homecare, we understand that everyone’s needs are unique and we will provide you with a reliable and passionate caregiver that meets those exact needs. We offer in-home care services throughout San Diego, Orange, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and the surrounding communities. To find a caregiver in your area, contact Citizens Homecare today.