Dementia is a devastating disease of the mind and can often appear without warning. When a senior is first diagnosed with dementia, a spouse or child will often run to their side to provide home care. However, they may realize that caring for a dementia patient at home is more work than they originally anticipated, and what began as a good deed evolves into a full time job. Daily life can quickly become demanding for these family caregivers as they struggle to meet the challenges of this disease.
In times like these, it’s important to seek guidance from the many resources and services available to you and your loved one. Every patient has different needs and choosing the right type of care for your family member is critical. One popular option is home care for dementia patients provided by a personal care assistant(PCA). This type of at-home care allows the patient to continue living in a familiar environment and gives the family members time to tend to other matters.
In-home dementia care from a PCA can benefit your loved one by:
- Providing various mind stimulating activities for the patient
- Assisting with basic activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting, etc.)
- Improving home safety to prevent falls and wandering accidents
- Supporting family members with care instruction and resources
Providing home care for a dementia patient is an honorable thing for a relative to do. However, it’s important to research all in-home care options before committing to provide care full time.
For nearly a decade, Best Home Care has assisted dementia patients and their families adjust to life with this disease. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our dementia home care services and the full range of home care options available to you.