A home is an important part of an individual’s life. A home is where we feel safe and most at ease. The familiarity of being at home gives one a sense of stability, and for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, this is important. Alzheimer’s affects more than 5 million Americans, and the number continues to grow. As the number of patients increases it becomes ever more important to know what services are available to help support a loved one with this disease. Here are seven advantages of Homecare for Alzheimer’s patients:
Monitoring the Symptoms
Alzheimer’s gets worse with age, which makes daily living more difficult as time progresses. The disease is also one of the leading causes of death for adults 65 and older. Assisted’s groundbreaking Enhanced Home Health program can help monitor symptoms, perform check-ins, and provide frequent communication to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.
Things to remember… Alzheimer’s isn’t just memory loss, but also affects thinking and behavior.
Alzheimer’s patients need to be in a safe and calm environment. Being able to stay at home or in a familiar setting can benefit a patient, but making sure the home is clean and safe possess a challenge. Patients that need assistance with day-to-day tasks can benefit from an Assisted Home Health Aide. Our aids can assist with various tasks such as laundry and house cleaning.
Things to remember… According to Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Maintaining healthy eating habits can become problematic for dementia patients. They can get confused by the variety of choices they are offered or can forget to eat entirely. A Home Health Aide can provide assistance with meal planning and preparation.
Things to remember… A well-balanced helps prevent weight-related health issues and promotes a strong immune system.
Patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s can develop behavioral changes in the form of depression and/or irritability. Such changes in behavior can make daily living very difficult. A Home Health Aide can assist in running errand and cleaning, allowing the patient to remain in a familiar environment.
Things to remember… Keeping an Alzheimer’s patient in a calm and stable environment can help promote positive behavior.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s currently available, but there are treatments for some of the symptoms of the disease. There are medications available to help with dementia as well as behavioral symptoms. Nursing Services can make sure patients are receiving their medications as well as monitor any signs of decline or note any behavior changes in the patient.
Things to remember… Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease and will continue to worsen, and mobility and health will eventually decline causing depression to set in.
Daily activities are important in all stages of life, and individuals suffering from cognitive diseases are no exception. Patients that suffer from poor mobility run a higher risk of developing health issues like pneumonia. Alzheimer’s patients can receive physician-approved exercises and supervision from a Physical Therapist.
Things to remember… One of the effects of severe Alzheimer’s disease can be changes in physical abilities like walking. Patients that are bed-ridden run a higher risk of infection.
Making One Comfortable In The End
According to Alzheimer’s Association website, Alzheimer’s is one of the leading causes of death for Americans in the United States. The Hospice team ensures the patient remains comfortable while receiving the utmost care and supports their families during a difficult time losing a loved one.
Things to remember… It is never too late to care for a loved one.