At Care at Home, upwards of 80% of the enquiries we receive are in relation to dementia care. The Alzheimer’s Society of Canada predicts the prevalence of dementia will double in the next 15 years. Not only is this staggering in terms of the impact for the affected individuals, but it will have grave effects on caregivers. We recognize this, and we’re here to help.
Dementia or Alzheimer’s can impact every moment. It can diminish a person’s senses – changing the tastes and aromas they used to enjoy. Sounds that once brought smiles and comfort devolve into just noise. Even what a person sees gets interpreted differently by the brain. What a person living with dementia or Alzheimer’s used to do easily every day, can become an insurmountable challenge. Our Alzheimer’s caregivers find ways to climb those mountains and provide the quality of life that not only are clients used to, but that they deserve.
Care at Home’s trained caregivers are there help maintain your loved one’s dignity and independence. We feel it’s essential to find ways to ease the emotional frustrations that come with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related disorders. These difficulties don’t just affect the person living with the condition, but the entire family. Trained caregivers bring families closer together so they all can support the person living with dementia.
Because each of our clients is unique, our dementia-care program treats them uniquely. Care at Home customizes dementia care plans for each person and our caring staff understand the complexity memory impairments can create in a home.
Our services may include:
- Providing techniques to improve communication
- Coping strategies for family caregivers to deal with challenging behaviours
- Maintaining a familiar and safe environment with a daily routine
- Using memory games and activities for mental stimulation
- Providing respite care
- Personal support services
- Promoting a physical activity plan