Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia symptoms. It affects millions of people—and their family members—around the world. The traditional model of care was to place Alzheimer’s patients in an institutional nursing home environment. But at Placita In Home Care, we believe these individuals deserve far better. Individuals with Alzheimer’s need ongoing support and kindness. They deserve to be surrounded by the comforts of home. When your family partners with Placita In Home Care, you can rest assured that your family member will be in capable hands. Your loved one will be able to stay at home for as long as possible while receiving the care he or she needs.
Customizable and Changeable Care Plans
Compared to other types of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease typically progresses slowly. In fact, the changes in the brain that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease can begin years prior to the development of noticeable symptoms. Once symptoms begin, it’s possible to live for 20 years or longer. However, on average, people live for four to eight years after a diagnosis. Since Alzheimer’s progresses slowly, an individual’s needs will evolve over time. The longer a person lives with this disease, the greater his or her care needs will be. One of the benefits of choosing Placita In Home Care is that our care plans are completely customizable and changeable. As your loved one’s needs change, you can request additional services or more frequent in-home visits.
Social and Mental Stimulation
There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s—yet. But experts tend to agree that social and mental stimulation are crucial for people living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Activities that challenge the brain help to support short- and long-term brain health. Our professional caregivers can connect clients to community activities that address these needs. Placita In Home Care continually looks for low-cost and no-cost senior activities in Tucson and the surrounding areas. Art classes, social hours, and clubs are just a few examples of the activities that a caregiver can bring you or your loved one to.
At-Home Safety Assessment
Alzheimer’s disease can affect safety at home in a number of ways. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease may experience the following challenges:
- Forgetfulness, such as leaving the stove turned on
- Confusion about time and place, such as wandering and getting lost
- Physical impairments, such as problems with balance
These challenges can place the patient’s safety and health at risk. Placita In Home Care can conduct a home safety assessment to determine which risks may be present, and recommend strategies for reducing those risks. Our caregivers can also provide assistance with the activities of daily living, such as meal preparation. This ensures that the client can avoid tasks that could jeopardize his or her safety.