Caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s means creating a safe, comfortable and supportive environment that increases quality of life and allows the person to continue to function as well as possible for as long as possible.
Dementia sufferers enjoy a better quality of life and function better when:
- They have a daily routine which lessens confusion.
- They are allowed to be independent and to accomplish tasks on their own wherever possible.
- They are spoken to in a gentle voice which doesn’t descend into condescension.
- They take advantage of organized activities geared toward people with dementia and enjoy
- Regular exercise and simple crafts and games.
A caregiver for a client with dementia must be vigilant about safety, since even the home can be dangerous. All windows and doors must be locked at all times to prevent wandering. Interior locks should be removed and all tripping hazards, such as throw rugs, should be put away. But even with all these precautions, a person with dementia can’t be left alone. He should be watched at all times, to ensure he doesn’t leave the house or try to accomplish a task he is no longer able to do.
Dementia Care with a Smile
Caring for someone with dementia requires that extra bit of patience which Towne Home Care’s home health aides have in spades. They may have to answer the same question numerous times, repeat their words until they are understood or tolerate difficult behavior. Our aides maintain a professional and cheerful air at all times, keeping a smile on their faces even when their client is uncooperative.
Towne Home Care’s dementia care is holistic. Our home health aides care for the emotional and physical needs of every client, emphasizing the activities which make their clients happiest. Safety is at the top of their priority list, but they don’t sacrifice joy, comfort or stimulation. They treat dementia sufferers with the same compassion and love that they would give their own relatives if they were in that situation. In fact, many of our caregivers chose the profession after caring for a relative at home.
If your loved one is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s and wants to remain at home, we can help! Contact us to create a customized plan which keeps your family member safe and happy and as independent as possible.
When we needed a home-care nurse for my mother, a Towne nurse arrived at the house within hours. The prompt, wonderful service and level of personal care surpasses anything I could have expected, and while I hope to never need nursing care again, I’m so glad to know Towne Nursing is there when I need you.
Your aide, Emmanuel, was my husband’s salvation. He can be cantankerous, and Emmanuel was able to diffuse his tension and get him to laugh. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Emmanuel, who made things so much better for my husband. He is an asset to your company.
My brother and I rate your company with the highest of praise. You provided kind, compassionate, excellent care for our parents at the end of their days. Joel [Director of Operations] – you, your wife, and your staff are personable and professional. You never failed to deliver excellence and when it came to a financial hurdle, you put our minds at rest right away. Your nurse Reggie took care of my father with loving caring, and we will always be grateful. Reggie and the rest of your staff deserve every penny of their salaries, and then some!
I cannot recommend my mother’s aide, Rita, highly enough. She was kind, attentive and nurturing, and cared for my mother with the devotion of a daughter.
Towne Nursing put our minds at ease when we were reluctant to hire a live-in aide. Yaa, your staffer who arrived at our house, was amazing at handling my mother. She took care of all her needs, day or night, from cooking meals to healing bed sores. Her laughter was contagious and her level of care for Mom unsurpassed. She became a member of the family and we will miss her.
Thank you to Towne Nursing. We feel blessed to have had your aide, Akua, provide loving care to our parents – my mother with Alzheimer’s and my father’s acute health care needs (including taking full charge of Mom while Dad had a medical emergency that took him back to the hospital). And when he returned home, Akau was the only one guaranteed to get him to eat a full meal. She helped him regain strength, and cared for him round the clock after his subsequent surgery. We remain eternally grateful for her role in nursing my father back to health. We recommend Akua – there’s none better.
Your home health care aide, Naomi, is an absolute blessing! She took care of all of Mom’s physical, emotional and social needs, and went above and beyond her expected responsibilities to cooking nutritious meals and scrubbing the bathroom. Naomi became family; I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Akua has taken careful care of my mother for the past seven months, a particular challenge due to my mother’s high fall risk. Akua has been an honest and competent companion, keeping my mother freshly dressed in addition to cleaning her apartment. She also checks in with me daily, which is exactly what I need as a daughter.