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 care available for a person with Alzheimer’s disease which involves specialized services that differ from other types of senior housing and in-home care.
The Best Care For People with Alzheimer’s
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, 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.
These specially designed memory care communities have been designed specifically for seniors suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
These memory care communities have special features such as a circular layout to ensure a resident won’t encounter a ‘dead-end’ in a hallway, often 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
As 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.
About Unique HomeCare Services
Our headquarters in Norwood, Massachusetts serves the Greater Boston communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol and our office in Falmouth on Cape Cod serves Plymouth and Barnstable counties.
Unique HomeCare Services provides private in-home care for elders, those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, and people who are recuperating from illness, injury, or surgery.
We provide both short-term and long-term in-home care needs from as little as one 4 hour day a week to 24 Hour Care and Live-In Care.
We offer a full range of in-home personal care services including Bathing, Personal Hygiene, Dressing Assistance, Toileting and Incontinence, Feeding, and Medication Reminders.
We also provide support services such as Case Management, Accompaniment to Appointments, Nutrition and Meal Management, Light Housekeeping and Laundry Services, Bed and Wheel Chair Transfers, and Shopping and Running Errands.
We have an extensive Directory of Online Senior and Caregiver Resources for the information you need.
To schedule a no cost and no obligation In-Home Assessment to determine the home care needs and get a quote, please call us to speak to a Case Manager at (800) 296-9962 or fill out our Free Quote Contact Form.