Hello fellow caregiver,
I am a caregiver for my 80 yr old mother with Alzheimers at mid severe stage, now 4 1/2 yrs. I am so very grateful to have In-home care several times a week. I would suggest that a caregiver look for an In-Home care Agency that can provide them some relief services-such as a morning shower,dressing,preparing meals and personal attention etc. Starting a service early on will help them adjust to someone other than you as a caregiver. I am deeply grateful for the aides that assist my mother with her daily care, they're patient,understanding,respectful,calm, encourage,praise and laugh with her even if she doesn't remember. They greet her with compliaments when they arrive,talk to her and hug her when they leave. You can see it in her face, that it makes her feel good! It's special attention just for her. They can also be helpful in listening to your concerns about care and safety. As time progresses it's comforting to know that the In-Home Agency is there with support. Not everyone will understand what caregiving is all about, but your Agency does.I am thankful for all of their wonderful staff.
I would also like to thank my husband and family for all of their support.
Your fellow caregiver,
Angel Corps is an in-home care provider serving Fort Wayne, IN and the surrounding area. Angel Corps offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation. Contact the provider for more details on home care services and rates.