Home Care and Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent article for Caring, John Schall discusses the challenges faced by family caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. The author shares some eye-opening statistics, including the fact that an estimated 15.2 million Americans are caring for 5.4 million loved ones with Alzheimer’s. In fact, partners, family, friends and neighbors are providing the bulk of the country’s Alzheimer’s care. Schall also notes that according to the Alzheimer’s disease Family Caregiver Survey conducted by The Caregiver Action Network, “the most involved family caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients spend 43 percent of their time providing care! Most of them already have full- or part-time jobs besides providing many hours of care, leaving them very little spare time.” Many of these caregivers skip exercising, miss school and work, and neglect other personal and family obligations in order to continue providing care.

No wonder family caregivers must often seek outside help in order to fully care for their loved ones! Today we explore how home care can make a big difference when it comes to assisting those with Alzheimer’s disease. We also highlight the ways that Baywood Home Care in MN serves Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

Why Home Care?

People often assume that patients suffering from forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s are better off in a facility setting. Is home a safe place for those in need of memory care? While there are people with advanced memory loss who require facility care, many do well at home with the help of an exceptional home care provider. In fact, for many people dealing with memory loss, living at home is far better. For one thing, it is helpful to be in a familiar setting, surrounded by comforting furniture, décor and pictures. Not to mention, with home care, the Alzheimer’s patient receives the benefit of one-on-one attention. Rather than one caregiver assisting several patients, the home care provider can devote all of his or her attention to one individual.

Memory Care at Home

Baywood Home Care provides superior senior home care in MN for people with all stages and types of memory loss. In fact, Baywood has extensive experience caring for people with different types of dementia. All of our caregivers have training and experience in dementia care, and their top priority is ensuring the safety of our clients. Just what does memory care look like in a home setting? We enable each person to live the life he or she wants to live. We provide transportation to appointments such as the hairdresser. We provide meals and keep up with household tasks. We can administer medication, provide personal care, and assist with mobility as needed. We also provide companionship. There are many advantages to living at home. Baywood makes it possible for the Alzheimer’s patient to receive top-quality care in the most comforting and familiar of places–home.

Baywood Is Here for You

Are you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? Are you finding it necessary to let go of your daily routines and downtime in order to continue providing care? Have you resisted seeking outside help because you don’t want to pay for hours of care that you don’t need? Baywood is here to help. We provide a variety of care options, from hourly care to 24-hour live-in care in Minneapolis. Let us know exactly what you need, and we can provide the necessary services. We can supplement the care you give so you can maintain your daily routines, fulfill your work duties, and tend to personal and family matters. Should your loved one need additional care in the future, we can increase services as needed. Contact Baywood today to see how we can help.