When a loved member struggles with dementia, the whole family is affected. It’s a range of symptoms that arise from a number of health conditions. But, the symptoms of dementia alone are enough to change the in and outs of daily life. Many aging individuals are affected by the symptoms of dementia and their families are left with the challenge of finding the best care. Unfortunately, many of these families affected by dementia think that their affected loved one needs to be placed in a home meant specifically for dementia patients. But, there are other options. And, one of those options is choosing a referral for an in-home caregiver with the experience and qualifications required to make you feel comfortable with your loved one’s dementia care.
What is Dementia?
Rather than an illness, dementia is actually symptoms of other medical issues which result in a reduction in memory which debilitates daily life. In most cases, dementia is caused by Alzheimer’s disease. In other cases, dementia can be a result of stroke, thyroid problems, and even a lack of vitamins. While dementia may be common, it should not be seen or recognized as a normal symptom of getting older. Symptoms of dementia may include:
- Loss of memory
- Inability to focus
- Reduction in the ability to communicate
- Impaired perceptions, judgment, and reasoning
Taking Care of Loved Ones with Dementia Care Services
Your family doctor will diagnose and offer suggestions for treatment. Unfortunately, many cases of dementia are incurable. But, with the right care, aging loved ones diagnosed with dementia can still live comfortable lives. Unfortunately, many families with an aging loved one diagnosed with dementia believe that there is no other option for care besides a live-in facility. But, just because a person has dementia, it doesn’t mean that they have to leave the comfort of their own home. Our network of referrable home caregivers includes individuals vetted and certified to offer caregiving services to those diagnosed and living with dementia. You don’t have to send your loved one to live in an assisted home. You can breathe easy knowing your loved one is safe and cared for in the comfort of their own home!
Getting a Home Caregiver Referral for a Loved One with Dementia
Whether your loved one is affected by Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia, our network of referrable home caregivers has a solution for you. All the caregivers in our network are certified in CPR, have received the HHA (home health care) certification with a CNA license, and have at least two years minimum experience with home health care services. Caregiver services for patients with dementia may include:
- Medication management
- Cleaning around the home
- Getting ready for bed/out of bed
- Cooking and feeding
- And more
If you have a loved one with dementia, we know you and your family are faced with the hard decision of treatment and dementia care. Let us help make it a bit easier on you by providing a referral for an in-home caregiver with the compassion, experience, and qualifications your loved one with dementia needs to live at home! Give Florida First Senior Home Care a call today at 561-771-5980.