Addressing Concerns About At Home Dementia Care Services

September 18, 2017 | BY PHS Staff

When your mom, dad, or spouse has dementia, there comes a time when you need help bearing the burdens of care. Typically, your best option will be home dementia care services. This allows your loved one to continue living at home and it gives you flexibility in terms of how often he or she receives care.

Despite the benefits of home dementia care, most family caregivers have concerns about these services. While these concerns are natural, they sometimes mean family caregivers wait too long before hiring a care provider. This can leave family caregivers overburdened and it can impact the quality of life of those with dementia.

By addressing your concerns about dementia care head on, you can ensure that your loved one gets the care they need, when they need it.

Common Concerns About Dementia Care

The decision to hire at home dementia care services can be a difficult one and some concerns are common. For instance, you may feel hesitant about leaving your loved one in someone else’s care. Care costs are another common point of concern. Many families also worry they won’t find a care provider whose care plans fit their loved ones’ lifestyle.

But above all else, families worry about finding caregivers they can trust.

When hiring dementia care services, it’s important that you find a provider who has the skills and experience to keep your loved one comfortable. Equally important is a provider’s approach to dementia care. This needs to be centered around compassion, kindness, and detailed knowledge of which care strategies work best for those with dementia.

Your peace of mind also extends to safety and security. You need to know that your loved one is in trustworthy hands. Those with dementia are especially vulnerable, so it’s crucial that you have confidence in the integrity and trustworthiness of the caregiver attending to your loved one.

While these concerns and others may be holding you back from hiring a dementia care service, finding the right care agency will address your concerns and help you find peace of mind.

Overcoming Dementia Care Concerns

When it comes to dementia care services, you may feel lost trying to choose between different care providers. Finding the right provider is less difficult if you know which qualities to look for. These qualities will not only make it easier to distinguish between different providers, but will also help you find answers to your most pressing care concerns. Choose an agency that offers:

  • In-depth care consultations so that you can develop familiarity with the agency before committing to care.
  • Flexible care plans, so that you can create a care plan that fits your budget and your loved one’s lifestyle.
  • Extensive background checks and reference checks for all care staff, so that you have full peace of mind leaving your loved one with a caregiver.
  • Experienced caregivers with comprehensive training in senior assistance and memory care, so that you know your loved one is in capable hands.
  • Dementia care services centered around the client’s needs, with care strategies in place for the many challenges and symptoms of memory disorders.

Choosing a care agency with these qualities will ensure your loved one gets the quality care they deserve while giving you the peace of mind you need.

To learn more about dementia care services available through Preferred HealthStaff, contact us today at (866) 943-9791.