Memory Care | Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Services in Florida
Having a loved one suffer from dementia, no doubt becomes distressing at times. It’s okay to feel burnout or frustrated looking after a dementia patient. Under such situations, we’re here to help your family through challenging times.
Compassionate and Expert Caregivers
Our dedicated team of caregivers, trained in providing care for patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s provide the highest quality of care for your loved ones. We focus on approaching patients with empathy and patience. Other than that, our team focuses on significantly improving the quality of life of patients by keeping their dignity intact and providing patients with a sense of familiarity.
Support for Families Too
The care facilities are not only limited to the patients. Caring Hands Home Care LLC focuses on keeping families involved in the process of providing care and support to their loved ones. We believe in a collaborative care approach, involving the clients themselves, their families, and healthcare professionals. In addition to primary care services, our team also offers respite care to families to avoid burnout.
Personalized Approach to Memory Care
At Caring Hands Home Care, we prefer to know the individual needs or preferences to tailor the care plan according to each individual. Our team understands the importance of understanding that each individual is unique and a single care plan can’t be applied to every patient with dementia.
In-Home Care Assessment
Questions Related to Alzheimer's / Dementia
What exactly is Alzheimer's / Dementia?
Dementia refers to a cluster of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities significantly enough to impair everyday functioning. It’s important to understand that dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a general term that encompasses a variety of symptoms caused by different disorders. These disorders gradually diminish a person’s memory and the ability to acquire and retain knowledge, impacting their cognitive abilities, social interactions, and personal identity.
There are several forms of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most prevalent, as stated by the Alzheimer’s Association. It represents 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
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Determining if Symptoms are Alzheimer's Disease or Normal Aging Signs
When trying to differentiate between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to recognize key differences. Here’s a brief overview in a tabular format:
|Occasionally forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.
|Forgetting recently learned information, important dates or events, asking for the same information repeatedly.
|Making occasional errors when managing finances or household bills.
|Experiencing difficulties with everyday tasks, like following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills.
|Time and Place
|Getting confused about the day of the week but figuring it out later.
|Losing track of dates, seasons, and the passage of time; trouble understanding something if it’s not happening immediately.
|Speaking or Writing
|Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.
|Struggling with vocabulary, having trouble following or joining a conversation, stopping in the middle of a conversation and having no idea how to continue.
|Making a bad decision once in a while.
|Showing poor judgment in dealing with money, paying less attention to grooming or keeping oneself clean.
This table provides a general guideline, but it’s important to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and advice.
Benefits of Alzheimer's / Memory Care
At Caring Hands Home Care, LLC, our caregivers are specially trained to provide memory care services for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We focus on engaging our clients with mentally stimulating activities tailored to their abilities and interests, and we use positive reinforcement techniques to manage agitation and mood swings with compassion and dignity.
We create customized care plans for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, addressing their unique care needs. These plans encompass a range of services including personal care, meal preparation, transportation, and light housekeeping. The care plans are also enriched with mentally stimulating activities that resonate with the individual’s personal history, skills, and interests.
Activities in our mental stimulation awareness care plan might include:
- Engaging in reading or listening to music
- Assisting with writing letters
- Playing card games and other interactive games
- Browsing through family photo albums
- Undertaking craft projects
- Monitoring and selecting appropriate television programs
- Organizing outings and trips
- Providing assistance with personal hygiene tasks