Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia for a senior loved one is heartbreaking, and can produce numerous concerns and questions. What will life be like for my loved one? How will the condition affect daily functioning and behaviors? Where will she or he live? And how can I possibly manage providing care?
At Abby Senior Care we receive calls frequently from family members who are in crisis mode to find the best care solution for a cherished older adult with Alzheimer’s. We have found that there are three key elements to help families feel a sense of relief and to gain a feeling of control:
- Education. We cannot stress enough the value of learning as much as possible about Alzheimer’s, and staying informed about new advancements. We share many different resources relevant to Alzheimer’s care that offer safety tips, effective communication techniques, innovative ideas for managing challenging behaviors, and much more. Families can also discover an abundance of trusted educational materials through the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as up-to-date news on the latest research findings related to the search for treatment options and a cure.
- Support. Loved ones caring for a senior with dementia require the support of others in the same situation. Finding a support group to acquire helpful insight, share concerns, and have a reliable and safe place to vent feelings to those who understand is tremendously helpful for family caregivers. Speaking with a professional therapist, as well as close friends and relatives, is also a smart idea to make certain family caregivers are taking care of their own mental health.
- Partnership. Partnering with Abby Senior Care for experienced, safe and reliable in-home dementia care for older adults enables family caregivers to understand they are not alone, allows them necessary time away on a frequent basis to tend to their own self-care needs, and is a great alternative to moving the senior to a nursing home or assisted living facility, enabling her or him to age in the comfort and familiarity of home.
Abby Senior Care’s caregivers allow for creative, patient, compassionate care at home for senior loved ones, offering a consistent routine, assistance with difficult behaviors, increased safety, and trusted 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 senior loved one in need of care: his or her likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, personality type, past and current life – all to produce a personalized plan of care which will allow for the greatest possible quality of life, making certain all needs are met both now and proactively as needs change with time.
To learn more about our professional dementia care and 24 hour in home care in Centennial and the surrounding areas, connect with us at 303-699-8840. With Abby Senior Care by your side, you are never alone in your dementia care journey!