Alzheimer's Home Care
Offering home care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias -- in your home or theirs -- can be a rewarding and practical solution for many families. But it's also full of challenges. One key to adapting a home for someone with Alzheimer's is to maintain familiarity while making changes necessary for reassurance and safety (from falls, wandering, and other dangerous situations). You'll also want to get advice from your local Area Agency on Aging and find in-home help.
Caregiving is stressful for anyone, but some people are at higher risk of "caregiver stress syndrome" than others. Know the extra stress factors.
New research shows using day services for people with Alzheimer's or dementia helps both them and their caregivers.
Sometimes an in-home care provider doesn't handle things the way you want and need them to. Learn how to complain effectively about a care provider.
More About Alzheimer's Home Care
- Is it safe to leave a parent with Alzheimer's home alone?
- How can I figure out how much to be compensated for my hours spent caring for my mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's?
- Is there a program that will pay me to care for my dad if I quit my job?
- Are there tax deductions for assisted living care?
- Should we keep Mom in a nursing home or move her home?