While an incredible number of older adults are struggling with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with caring for them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs on their own, with only 26% seeking professional care services.
Of course, families want to do all they can in order to satisfy their loved ones’ needs, but dementia caregiving can bring about an extremely high level of both mental and physical stress. This takes a toll on the caretakers' own overall health over time, specifically once the disease progresses. And a lot of family members believe there is an all-or-nothing approach: either oversee their senior loved one's needs at home, or face moving her or him into residential care.
Midnight Sun Home Care however, offers a solution that is beneficial to seniors with dementia as well as their family caregivers: the addition of a skilled in-home dementia caregiver to provide as much or as little respite care as needed. Here’s why we believe that dementia care at home is most beneficial:
It is advisable to explore in-home dementia care possibilities as early in the disease as you can to allow for a more seamless transition and also to be sure that your loved one has the best care from the start. To learn more about companion care services in Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska contact us at (907) 677-7890 to inquire about a consultation in the comfort of home. We will work with you to establish a highly customized plan of care which will maximize wellbeing for your senior loved one today, and as needs change in the future.