At Comfort Keepers, We Offer Our Neighbors in Dementia Home Care That Makes It Possible to Continue Living at Home
If anyone is likely to know how much hard work out neighbors in Virginia Beach, VA put into taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. Even in the early stages of this debilitating disease, providing the dementia home care your loved one will need can be exhausting. At Comfort Keepers, our caregivers are available to provide a range of helpful services.
Alzheimer's Numbers You Should be Aware Of
- There are 5.8 million Americans who are currently suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
- There are 50 million people in the world suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
- The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease rose by 145% from 2000-2017.
- The cost to date for research and providing dementia home care for Alzheimer's sufferers has reached $1.1 trillion.
Along with these numbers, one person in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 65 seconds. By 2050 the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is expected to quadruple. With so many seniors suffering from this mental disorder, it only stands to reason that the bulk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia home care falls to family members. Most of them are simply not equipped or trained to provide the level of care their loved ones need. More importantly, currently there are no cures for Alzheimer's disease and no way to stop its progression.
Never Let Yourself Become Overwhelmed
If you are like most of us, your life is already extremely busy with a career, a family, and a home of your own to manage. Adding in providing dementia home care for an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's disease can easily prove to be overwhelming. Long before you let this happen to you, contact Comfort Keepers and let us provide you and your loved one with one of our highly skilled and trained caregivers.
Home Is the Best Place to Be
While so many people end up placing a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia in an assisted living facility, medical research has proved that this is not necessarily the best choice. This research has proven that the best place for a person with Alzheimer's disease is safe at home with their family. Living at home allows them to establish a routine that helps to reduce the confusion and anxiety that accompany this disease. Not to mention they will be much happier living at home with family than in a home filled with strangers.
Let Our Caregivers Give You a Helping Hand
One of the hardest parts of providing your loved one with the dementia home care services they need is admitting when you need a helping hand. A Comfort Keepers caregiver can help by offering you a range of services, including:
Working with your loved one on mental exercises and games that will stimulate their brain and help keep their minds active.
Working with you to log any changes in their behavior and providing this information to their medical care team. This information is crucial in helping the doctor make the necessary changes to their dementia home care plan.
Working with you to provide rides to medical and dental appointments and run any errands that might need taking care of.
Working on a range of personal care and housekeeping services such as bathing, grooming, laundry, light cleaning, and many others.
Working with you to provide you with respite care services that are designed to give you and your family a little "time off." You can use this time to take care of personal business, visit the spa, or simply take a nice long nap.
Working to share their knowledge regarding being able to provide your loved one the dementia home care services needed to make their lives less stressful and confusing.
When you find yourself at your wit's end and not sure where to turn to for the help you and your loved one needs, we invite you to contact the experts at Comfort Keepers of Virginia Beach, VA at (757) 204-1108. We can schedule your free in-home consultation with a senior advisor who specializes in dementia home care to discuss your loved one's needs and help you to develop a care plan that meets their needs now and as they change with the progression of their disease.
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