Caring for someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s is often a challenge for family members both emotionally and logistically. As you may be processing the progression of your loved one’s illness, managing to keep up with your own life can be difficult. Whether your loved one is at their own home, your home, or in a special memory care facility, you may find it is hard to meet your own needs and those of your spouse and children, while also caring for an aging parent. This is why Touching Hearts at Home offers special memory care services for clients with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We are here to serve your loved one with compassionate care that gives you peace of mind.
Whether you are just beginning to see the effects of Alzheimer’s or symptoms of dementia, or have been for some time, seeking the help of a personal memory care provider like Touching Hearts maybe be pivotal. Our caregivers, as well as our entire staff, are dedicated to serving others with holistic care aimed to improve lives. This is especially true when it comes to memory care.
How can memory care help?
- Provide personal care by helping with activities such as dressing, bathing, and taking medication
- Help with sensory and mind-stimulating activities
- Provide additional support and care in a memory care facility
Is it Dementia or Old Age?
While many people associate dementia with aging, general memory issues do not necessarily mean an individual has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Dementia is damage to brain cells’ communication abilities, which is why it results in decline of certain memory related functions. If you’re uncertain if your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, it’s best to start with a visit to their doctor. Once you’ve received a diagnosis, you can begin getting educated and planning care with Touching Hearts.
What Does Memory Care Include?
Depending on the type and cause of dementia, we can provide care to help manage the difficulties associated with the condition. Caregivers may provide personal care by helping with activities such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, and taking medication. In addition to personal care duties, caregivers can also help your loved one with sensory and mind-stimulating activities, as well as exercise like going for walks. They may also be available to help manage unsafe behavior such as wandering. A memory caregiver can even serve as a companion for your loved one, listening to their stories and helping them with other activities.
Memory Care at Home
While remaining in one’s own home can be beneficial for an individual with a memory illness, it can also prove a challenge for their family. If your loved one lives at home with you, you may find that you are unable to find rest or take care of yourself, your children, and spouse. That’s where a caregiver from Touching Hearts comes in – literally. Our caregivers can come to your home to help care for your loved one. It can be a great way to keep your family member in their familiar environment and close to you while sharing the responsibility of their care.
we offer awake shifts
At Touching Hearts, we strive to provide the best care possible, which is why we offer the option of awake shifts for those who need to be provided with 24-hour care. This means that when our caregivers are with your loved ones for an overnight shift, they will stay awake and alert for those hours, while your loved one is asleep. Awake shifts allow our caregivers to accommodate any needs of your loved one that an asleep caregiver may not be able to. This also gives you peace of mind as you sleep that your loved one is in good hands.
Memory Care at an Assisted Living Community
For a loved one who resides in a living facility that is special for people with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, additional memory care can still be a benefit. Perhaps you are an only child, or don’t live conveniently close to your parent’s community, getting extra care assistance from a Touching Hearts caregiver can help give you peace of mind. For an individual that suffers from memory deficiencies, there can be many challenges throughout a day or even at night. A Touching Hearts caregiver could be enlisted to care for your loved one overnight, ensuring they don’t wander or helping them to the bathroom as needed. While a specialized care facility may be a wonderful living place for your family member, you may feel more comfortable with them receiving specific one-on-one care.
As a loved one with dementia continues to progress, it can be increasingly difficult to manage alone. Caregivers from Touching Hearts at Home are ready to help alleviate the stress of dementia by sharing in providing care to your family member. To begin discovering how Touching Hearts can help you and your loved one, contact us by calling 952-888-0321.