Alzheimer’s Care At Home vs Care In A Facility
What is Alzheimer’s Care?
Over 4.5 million people in the United States and 26 million worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Disease destroys brain cells and symptoms can include confusion, anger, mood swings, language breakdown and long-term memory loss.
Fortunately, there is excellent Alzheimer’s care available for a person with Alzheimer’s disease which involves specialized services that differ from other types of senior housing.
The Best Care For People with Alzheimer’s
Accordingly, what is the best type of care for a loved one with the disease? Alzheimer’s care is often delivered in an assisted living or nursing home setting usually on a separate floor or unit.
Typically, the residents live in semi-private apartments and have structured activities delivered by staff members trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care.
Most of these living environments have secured areas to prevent wandering, a common symptom of the disease. Often, residents have access to outdoor walking paths or gardens which are within secured areas.
Stand Alone Memory Care Communities
Stand alone memory care communities called Alzheimer’s special care units or memory care units also exist to better meet the specialized needs of residents with the disease.
Accordingly, these specially designed memory care communities have been designed specifically for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
These memory care communities often have features like a circular layout to ensure a resident won’t encounter a ‘dead-end’ in a hallway (Oftentimes a source of stress for people with advanced Alzheimer’s).
When making a decision on a living facility, it is important to ask if there is specialized care offered for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Care At Home
Because many families prefer their loved one to stay at home for as long as possible, we offer Alzheimer’s Care at home.
Unique Homecare Services provides an Alzheimer’s Care at home program which we create after a thorough in-home assessment to determine all the supports needed to ensure your loved one’s happiness and safety at home.
If your loved one’s needs exceed the scope of in-home care, we can help you arrange a more suitable care and living situation.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation full In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs of you or your loved one please call us at (800) 296-9962 to speak to a Case Manager or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.