Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other type of dementia for a senior you love is heartbreaking, and will naturally bring about a number of questions and concerns. What will life be like for my family member? How will the condition affect every day functioning and behaviors? Where will he or she live? And how can I possibly manage providing care?
At Morning Glory Home Care, we receive calls frequently from people who are in crisis mode to find the best care solution for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. We have found that there are three key elements to help families feel a sense of relief and control:
- Education. We cannot stress enough the value of learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s disease, and staying on top of new advancements. We offer an assortment of resources related to Alzheimer’s care that provide safety tips, effective communication techniques, creative ideas for managing challenging behaviors, and much more. Families can also discover a great deal of 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. Loved ones caring for a family member with dementia require the support of others in the same situation. Locating a support group to gain helpful insight, share concerns, and simply have a dependable and safe place to vent feelings to those who understand is extraordinarily helpful for family caregivers. Speaking with a professional counselor, as well as close family and friends, is also a good idea to make sure family caregivers are taking care of their own mental health.
- Partnership. Partnering with Morning Glory Home Care for experienced, safe and reliable in-home dementia respite care for older adults helps family caregivers to recognize they are not alone, allows them to take needed time away on a frequent basis to tend to their own self-care needs, and is a fantastic alternative to moving a senior loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, enabling him or her to age in the familiarity and comfort of home.
Morning Glory Home Care’s highly skilled Alzheimer’s care team is extensively trained in creative, patient, compassionate care at home for older adults, offering a consistent routine, help with difficult behaviors, enhanced safety, and dependable respite care for family members.
We meet with families during a free in-home consultation to learn about the difficulties being faced, along with getting to know the individual in need of care: his or her likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies, personality type, past and current life – all to design an individualized plan of care which will allow for the greatest possible quality of life, ensuring all needs are met both now and proactively as needs change in the future.
Reach out to our Alzheimer’s care experts at 618-667-8400 to find out more about our top-rated home health care in Belleville, IL and the surrounding areas. With Morning Glory Home Care by your side, you are never alone in your dementia care journey!