When an aging parent or loved one is diagnosed with dementia, families must prepare for care needs both now and in the future. In addition to legal preparations such as establishing a living will and trust, families will also need to think about long-term care and how to best meet their loved one’s needs as he or she goes through the various stages of dementia.
There are many options when it comes to care for seniors with dementia, ranging from care at nursing facilities to care in the home. While the location of care will vary depending on your loved one’s individual needs, it’s important to provide a high level of consistent care to minimize common symptoms of dementia such as extreme confusion, anxiety, and fear. Other benefits of creating a consistent caregiving environment for your loved one include:
- Streamlined care from trained caregiving professionals
- Enhanced safety and reduced risk for wandering
- Less agitation, frustration, and aggression which typically stems from confusion
Family members also experience greater peace of mind knowing their senior loved one is receiving consistent care to meet new or changing needs, ensure safety, and maximize comfort at all times. This in turn allows families to focus on spending time with their loved one as loving family members, without the burden of care responsibilities.
In-Home Care for Seniors with Dementia
When families are considering the care options for their loved one, dementia or Alzheimer’s home care in North Houston is often preferred because it allows the senior to stay in the stable and familiar environment of his or her own home. Additionally, with a home care service, care is provided on a one-to-one basis so your loved one is interacting with a single caregiver, not rotating staff of caregivers, and is able to build feelings of trust to help facilitate the care relationship.
If you’re interested in learning more about long-term care for a loved one with dementia, call (832) 412-1345 and request a complementary, no-obligation consultation with a Care Manager form Home Care Assistance of North Houston, TX and find out if home care is the right choice for your parent or loved one during this new stage of life.