As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s continues to rise, so does the number of unpaid caregivers. According to a recent article in USA Today, nearly 15 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. help someone with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Any family member or caregiver can tell you that caring for a person with dementia is not an easy, glamorous job; it’s often filled with stress and exhaustion.
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, increasing awareness and education of the disease, and planning for care in the early stages can help relieve much of the stress associated with it. FirstLight has recognized this need and realizes that not every dementia patient requires the same treatment. That’s why we’ve rolled out a unique Dementia Program that is specifically tailored around the individual—it’s a personalized, engaging approach to dementia care. Our care coordinators customize a daily care plan for your loved one based on their needs. We just unveiled a new webpage highlighting our dementia program, check it out here: www.firstlighthomecare.com/services/dementia-program
Our goal is to help those affected by dementia live the rest of their lives with purpose. It’s important to remember the great person they were and still are.