Alzheimer’s can be one of the most difficult diagnoses to face. There’s so much uncertainty about your loved one’s future and what kind of care and support they will need. At FirstLight Home Care, we offer Alzheimer’s care designed specifically for this condition. It can help in a range of ways, ensuring your loved one is happy, safe, comfortable, and still enjoying life.
Our Alzheimer’s Care Begins by Getting to Know Your Loved One
Just because your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s doesn’t mean they are a different person. It’s why we always build our services around the individual, so we can ensure we’re caring for them in a personalized way.
At FirstLight Home Care, we provide a “Who I Am” Booklet, so that we can document critical details about your loved one. We want to know more than just if they need help with meal preparation and transportation. We want to know if they like jokes, play cards, listen to music or watch old black and white movies.
What makes your loved one happy, sad or joyful? We aim to answer these and other questions as well so that we can learn about all the intangibles that make your loved one who they are. This enables us to provide the best Alzheimer’s care and help your loved one feel more comfortable and at home in our caring hands.
Based on this information, our coordinators will build the right Alzheimer’s care plan. It also helps us match your loved one with caregivers who will be the best fit for them, taking into consideration their personality and interests. We’ll even involve your family in this process to ensure you can meet with our caregivers, ask questions, and get to know them.
Throughout the time we’re delivering care, we will also regularly seek feedback and stay in contact with your family. This helps us to identify any new issues and always maintain the right level of care. Down the line, if needed, we can always adjust and modify the Alzheimer’s care we’re providing as your loved one’s condition changes.
How Our Alzheimer’s Care Can Help
At FirstLight Home Care, our caregivers are available for your loved one with Alzheimer’s during the day, overnight and even 24/7. They can provide the assistance and support your loved one needs to live a life of dignity, with as much independence as possible. This includes:
- Personal care services, such as help with mobility and while bathing, dressing and grooming, as well as with eating and personal hygiene.
- Companion services to offer conversation and comfort, supervision to avoid getting lost and transportation to recreational activities and for social outings.
- Brain health services provided by memory care practitioners to help your loved one improve or maintain their brain health and minimize cognitive decline.
- Help around the house, including meal planning and preparation, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, laundry and in other areas as well.
We can also provide family caregivers like you with a respite break to ensure you’re getting the time and freedom you need to maintain your own health and well-being. This is particularly important when a loved one has Alzheimer’s.
Providing Care at Home or in an Assisted Living Community
Sometimes an assisted living community is the right place for someone with Alzheimer’s. However, in many cases, with just some extra help, an individual can remain safe and happy right at home, especially in the early stages of the disease.
At FirstLight Home Care, we help make that happen, so your loved one will be able to age in place for as long as possible in familiar surroundings. This is important for someone with Alzheimer’s. They’re entire world has suddenly changed and is filled with uncertainty. Remaining in the place where they feel most comfortable can make a big difference in their overall health and well-being.
If, however, they’re not able to live at home safely, our team can still provide Alzheimer’s care wherever they are, whether it’s a nursing home or assisted living community or even in a hospice setting.
We can offer companion care, providing a caregiver who can sit and chat, play cards and games, take them out to their favorite restaurant and ensure their emotional and social needs are met in other ways important to them. We can also provide transportation to and from appointments, as well as help running errands, so your loved one is able to maintain a good quality of life.
Whatever their condition and needs, we are here to help with non-medical Alzheimer’s care. In everything we do, we will treat your loved one with dignity and respect. They’ll continue to enjoy life and remain independent for as long as possible.
Do you have a loved one who requires professional Alzheimer’s care? Contact your local FirstLight Home Care today. We offer specialized services, along with compassionate caregivers who will make life easier and more joyful.