Support Services for Seniors With Alzheimer’s and Their Families

July 31, 2019 | BY PHS Staff

 

Finding care and support for your loved one with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming. When creating a care plan, one of the biggest decisions to make is how your family and loved one will receive the support they need.

Here at Preferred HealthStaff, we know in-home care is the best choice for caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. But for those who are still considering their options, we’ve provided some information on different supportive services for seniors.

In-Home Care

An option that offers support services for seniors with Alzheimer’s is in-home care, or home care services. Home Care is tailored to meet the needs of your loved one and can include personal assistance, errand and transportation services, housekeeping, and much more. Seniors receive the care and attention they need, all from the comfort of their own home.

In addition to providing the above services, Preferred HealthStaff specializes in Alzheimer’s memory care. Our staff is trained to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-related disorders. We’re familiar with the stages of Alzheimer’s and can help manage behavior changes or prevent wandering. When it comes to home care for seniors, Preferred HealthStaff goes beyond the traditional.

Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted living facilities are sometimes a consideration for a loved one if they are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. The types of living arrangements can include apartments, individual rooms, shared rooms, or even freestanding houses. Care is provided by staff who stop by to assist with daily tasks and check in on seniors.

However, most assisted living facilities cater to seniors who may not need medical treatment. Many facilities do not offer additional support for seniors with Alzheimer’s. While assisted living facilities may offer some degree of independence, it’s important to make sure their needs are being met and extra precautions are being taken for their safety.

Nursing Homes

Nursing homes can be another option for aging seniors with more complex health conditions. They offer room and board which can be combined with some additional services including nutrition counseling, daily meals and activities.

But nursing home facilities can be costly and become a financial burden to your family. Another consideration that often becomes a concern for family members is that the atmosphere of a nursing home can be very institutional or hospital-like. Residents often share a room with another senior, and they may struggle with the loss of familiarity that being at home provides.

 

Are you actively seeking support services for seniors that specialize in Alzheimer’s care for your loved one? Give us a call to discuss how our home care service may be beneficial for your loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Contact us or give us a call today at: (866) 943-9731. Or, browse through our in-home care services.