Yes, home care most certainly provides care for Alzheimer’s patients. In fact, Alzheimer’s and other dementia care is a large portion of in-home care services.
Alzheimer’s patients do best in
a familiar environment, and they usually want to be in their own homes for as long as possible. With the help of home care, many are able to stay in their own homes until they pass.
Professional caregivers are trained and experienced in handling people with Alzheimer’s and the challenges that come with it. It can be physically and emotionally taxing to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The support of a professional caregiver can make a world of difference.
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation offer special training for both family and professional caregivers that teaches techniques for dealing with the emotional and cognitive challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The caregivers of Right at Home go through these training programs, as well as our own Right at Home University.
Home care can help your loved one perform many of the small tasks that become more challenging with dementia, such as paying the bills, creating grocery lists or even sending out holiday cards. Learn more about the special care services Right at Home offers for dementia patients on its Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia page.