Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care
We are here to help your loved one maintain a high quality of life even in the face of memory loss.
While there's currently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, staying in the familiar surroundings of home can keep seniors with Alzheimer's or Dementia feeling safe and loved.
Studies show, when an aging parent is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, the responsibility of managing medications, helping with personal care, cooking, arranging doctor appointments, handling financial affairs, and most importantly ensuring they are safe often becomes the responsibility of their adult children.
Many adult children caregivers have full-time jobs and a family of their own to care for. Leaving the adult caregiver to feel overwhelmed at times juggling work, home, and the additional responsibility of caring for a loved one. This can lead to what is known as “Caregiver Burnout”.
Signs You Need Help:
- Do not take time for yourself
- Anxiety level rises
- Feeling depressed
- Becoming short tempered
- Start to drink, smoke, or eat more
- Tiredness and feeling wiped out
- Trouble sleeping
- Mood swings
We offer families Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Trainings
If your family is one of the 5.5 million struggling with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Our Family Learning Center gives you answers and encouragement to face the many challenges you may be facing. Our Family Learning Center offers over 20 Alzheimer’s and Memory Care trainings to help you care for your loved one, to learn more click here.
What are the benefits of in-home care?
Your loved one can remain at home
One of the most important benefits of home care is the known fact that the elder can remain in his or her home. This option is far less disorienting for a dementia patient than a move to an unfamiliar living environment such as an assisted living facility or a skilled nursing facility. Familiar surroundings offer the sense of security and peace of mind for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
There is comfort in routines
Following and maintaining a schedule for those affected by Alzheimer’s or Dementia that is as close as possible to the that was followed pre-dementia can help reduce anxiety and confusion
Individualized care plans are provided for all Crystal Cares Home Care clients according to a personalized tool called a care plan. This technique of organizing care with measurable outcomes is easily translated into a set routine for dementia patients who thrive on the familiar.
We offer care that evolves with your loved one’s needs
Home care can be customized to provide as much or as little assistance as your family requires, and changes can be made as often as necessary.
Services can be unskilled or skilled in nature and can be provided occasionally for respite or on an around-the-clock basis.
This flexibility of care evolving as the client’s needs change is a significant advantage for families and seniors who are dealing with progressive diseases such as dementia.
As you loved one’s condition progresses, so do our professional caregiver services. We offer a variety of care options that are customizable to meet the necessary changes in caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Should your loved one’s needs surpass what is denoted in their current care plan, we will let the family know that additional services or a change in setting may be needed.
Our caregivers receive specific training and can become certified on how to care for persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, Our Dementia Certified caregivers provide the highest quality care to support families during this difficult time.
Our Dementia Trained Caregivers are:
There to provide personal care including bathing, dressing, grooming, as well as housekeeping services, meal preparation and pet care
Trained in proper transfers, including bed, wheelchair and Hoyer lifts
Available to transport & accompany your loved one to events and appointment’s
Trained to understand and manage unpredictable behaviors
Able to communicate effectively with varying stages of dementia
Understand the importance of breaking down activities into smaller steps, so tasks are easier to manage and reduce frustration
Aware that safety is also a substantial part providing care, since seniors with dementia may be prone to wandering
Able to effectively engage your loved one in activities and interests as their abilities may change due to the progression of the disease process
Available to provide benefits to both clients and their family members
Who Can Apply?
Residents of St. Clair County who are the primary caregiver of an individual with a form of dementia. Please note; this grant is only available to applicants who are not currently receiving charity respite care through other St. Clair County agencies. There are no income requirements for program eligibility.
WE CARE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
If you or your family member is considering in-home care as part of a plan to age in place, contact Crystal Cares Home Care today. Our team is dedicated to supporting
your family and helping older adults enjoy life in the comfort of their own home for as long as possible.
For assistance call: (810) 882-9915
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