Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia for someone you love is heartbreaking, and will lead to a number of concerns and questions. Exactly what will life be like for my family member? How will the condition impact everyday behaviors and functioning? Where will he or she live? And exactly how will I manage providing care?
At Absolute Companion Care, a provider of in-home care in Baltimore and the surrounding areas, we receive calls from family members who are in crisis mode to find the best care solution for an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease. We have learned that there are three key components to help families feel a sense of relief and to regain a sense of control:
- Education. We cannot stress enough the power of learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s disease, and staying informed about new developments. We offer a number of resources relevant to dementia care that supply effective communication techniques, safety tips, creative ideas for managing challenging behaviors, and much more. Families can also find a trusted educational materials through the Alzheimer’s Association, in addition to up-to-date news on the latest research findings pertaining to the search for treatment options and a cure.
- Support. Family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s need the support of others in a similar situation. Locating a support group to gain helpful insight, share concerns, and just have a reliable and safe place to vent feelings with people who understand is extremely helpful for family caregivers. Speaking with a professional therapist, as well as close friends and family, is also a smart idea to ensure family caregivers are taking care of their own mental health.
- Partnership. Partnering with Absolute Companion Care for safe, reliable, and experienced in-home dementia care for older adults helps family caregivers discover they’re not alone, allows them to take essential time away on a regular basis to tend to their own self-care needs, and is a reasonable alternative to moving the senior to a nursing home or assisted living facility, enabling her or him to age in the familiarity and comfort of home.
Absolute Companion Care’s professional Alzheimer’s care team is thoroughly trained in patient, creative, compassionate care at home for older adults, offering a regular routine, help with difficult behaviors, increased safety, and dependable respite care for family members.
We speak with families during a complimentary in-home consultation to learn about the challenges being faced, along with getting to know the senior in need of care: his or her likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, personality type, past and current life – all to design an individualized plan of care which will allow for the best possible quality of life, making certain all needs are met both now and proactively as needs change with time.
Connect with our professionally trained caregivers for seniors with dementia at 410-357-9640 to learn more about our trusted in-home care in Baltimore and the surrounding areas. With Absolute Companion Care by your side, you are never alone in your dementia care journey!