How Alzheimer’s Home Care Helps Family Caregivers

June 27, 2017 | BY PHS Staff

When people think of the benefits of  home care, they usually think about how care benefits seniors. What they sometimes overlook is how important home care can be for family caregivers as well. That can be especially true in cases of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As these conditions progress, many family caregivers find themselves overwhelmed and need the support of professional Alzheimer’s home care to make care less stressful and more manageable.

As trusted providers of Alzheimer’s home care in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, at Preferred HealthStaff, we know just how big of a difference professional care can make for family caregivers. Here are a few of the ways our caregivers commonly support family caregivers in cases of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Respite Care for Alzheimer’s

When you provide care for a family member with Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult to find time for anything else. Whether you’re worried about not having enough time for your work life, spending time with other family members, seeing your friends, or simply caring for your physical and mental well-being, your care responsibilities can make it hard to find the time your need.

Alzheimer’s home care makes it possible to reclaim some of that time, depending on the care schedule you choose for your loved one. By ensuring your loved one is in compassionate, professional hands, you no longer need to worry when you need time for yourself and other parts of your life.

Professional Support & Care

As a family caregiver, it can often feel like you’re being stuck in the driver’s seat without any sense of where you’re going. After all, caring for someone with a memory disorder is complicated, and often counterintuitive. That can put you in a stressful and disorienting position.

Alzheimer’s home care can help relieve these feelings by offering professional support and advice. Our caregivers are trained and certified to work with Alzheimer’s sufferers, offering knowledge and experience that isn’t always available to family caregivers.

Managing Confusion & Distress

With a disease like Alzheimer’s, moments of confusion and emotional distress are inevitable. While these moments are no doubt upsetting for the sufferer, they can also be difficult to handle for family caregivers.

Professional Alzheimer’s home care can help make these moments more manageable for sufferers and family caregivers alike. We’re trained to make Alzheimer’s sufferers feel comfortable and manage their moments of confusion, taking the burden off your shoulders. By managing the frequency and intensity of these episodes, we can also help reduce your own emotional distress at seeing a person you love in a state of confusion.

Book an Alzheimer’s home care assessment with Preferred HealthStaff today by calling (866) 943-9791.