In-Home Alzheimer's Care: Compassionate Support for Your Loved One

Home Instead North Devon provides excellent Alzheimer's home care in South Molton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Ilfracombe & the surrounding North Devon and Exmoor areas.

We've helped thousands of families to stay safe, comfortable and happy at home. Whatever situation you're facing, or whatever the question is, Home Instead is here to help.

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At Home Instead North Devon, we understand that Alzheimer’s disease presents unique challenges for both individuals living with the condition and their carers. That’s why we’re here to provide the specialised care and support needed to enhance the quality of life for your loved ones in the comfort of their own homes.

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Understanding Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects millions of people, often beginning with memory loss and leading to cognitive and behavioural changes. Our services are designed to address the distinct needs of individuals at various stages of Alzheimer’s.

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Can you care for someone with Alzheimer's at home?

Yes, it is possible to provide at-home care for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease. Taking care of a friend or family member who has dementia may be highly gratifying, but it can also be very challenging. It is crucial to take care of oneself. It’s essential to keep in mind to be kind, patient, and sympathetic while providing care for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s. 

Compassionate in-home care provides familiarity and security, enabling individual needs to be addressed in a supportive and meaningful environment. In-home care includes a wide range of services provided in the home, rather than in a hospital or care community. It can allow a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementia to stay in his or her own home. It also can be of great assistance to caregivers.

To make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, careful planning and thought need to be devoted to developing and executing an effective, tailored care plan. Don’t forget, you don’t have to do it alone; professional support is available if needed.

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Benefits of In-Home Alzheimer's Care

Choosing in-home Alzheimer’s care can be a game-changer for families. Unlike institutional settings, home care allows your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings, reducing confusion and stress. Our care professionals are dedicated to providing personalised, one-on-one care that promotes comfort, safety, and independence.

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Our Approach to Alzheimer's Care at Home

Our approach is person-centred, ensuring that care plans are tailored to individual needs and preferences. We recognise the importance of building trust and rapport with both the person living with Alzheimer’s and their families. Our care professionals are not just trained professionals; they’re compassionate companions who genuinely care.

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Services We Offer

Our comprehensive Alzheimer’s care services cover a wide range of needs, including personal care assistance, medication management, cognitive stimulation, meal planning and preparation, transportation for medical appointments, companionship, and safety monitoring. These services are designed to provide holistic support, addressing both physical and emotional well-being. This can be delivered in hourly visits, longer companionship / respite based visits, or as live-in care.  

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Care Professional Qualifications

Our care professionals receive comprehensive education and instruction, including specialised knowledge and training in Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia related care. They are highly experienced and have been rigorously evaluated for their backgrounds to guarantee the best calibre of care for your beloved family member.

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Comprehensive Care for Dementia

The goal of dementia care is to value the individual despite the symptoms that affect daily living. It’s about a comprehension that goes further into each person’s particular experiences and difficulties. Home Instead ensures a responsive and adaptable strategy that addresses the person, not just the ailment, by adjusting to the circumstances of people with Dementia.

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Q: What is Alzheimer’s?

A: Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia that affects a person’s memory and other functions. It can cause confusion, difficulty with language, personality changes, and problems with daily activities.

Q: What are the benefits of in-home care for a person with Alzheimer’s ?

A: In-home care can provide comfort, security, and familiarity for a person with Alzheimer’s, as well as providing personalised support. It can also provide access to medical attention and allow a person with Alzheimer’s to maintain social connections.

Q: What should I look for in an Alzheimer’s care provider?

A: You should look for a provider who is compassionate, experienced in working with people with Alzheimer’s, and has the training and experience to keep your loved one safe and supported.

Q: What types of services do in-home Alzheimer’s care providers offer?

A: In-home care providers can provide a range of services, including help and support with activities of daily living, medication management, mobility assistance, and social activities, as well as overnight stays and respite care.

Q: What support is available for family members of a person with Alzheimer’s?

A: There are several different types of family support services available, including counselling, support groups, education, and stress management techniques. Short respite breaks can also be very good for overall wellbeing. Home Instead North Devon run 3 memory cafes, in Bideford, Barnstaple and South Molton, providing support for both carers and cared for, and many other groups run across the region. We also run Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups in South Molton for people living with dementia, the positive effects of which can last for days after the weekly sessions.   

You should contact organisations such as Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK to find out what services are available in your area.

Q: What should I consider when looking for an in-home Alzheimer’s caregiver?

A: You should consider the experience and qualifications of the caregiver, their ability to meet the needs of the person with Alzheimer’s, and it is vital to make sure that the person is comfortable with the caregiver.

Q: What precautions should I take when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s?

A: It’s important to keep the person safe, so it is essential to be aware of how individual difficulties that the person faces may impact their daily living. It is also vital that the carer looks after their own wellbeing, both physical and emotional. 

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At Home Instead North Devon, we believe that individuals living with Alzheimer’s deserve to age in place with dignity and comfort. Our person-centred approach, compassionate Care Professionals, and comprehensive services are dedicated to making this vision a reality. Your loved one’s well-being is our utmost priority, and we’re here to provide the support and care they deserve.

Choose Home Instead North Devon for in-home Alzheimer’s care that puts your family’s needs first.

Ready to take the next step in providing the best care for your loved one? Reach out to us for a free consultation or assessment. Our compassionate team is here to listen, understand your unique situation, and guide you through the process.

Contact us today, and let’s embark on this journey together! Call us on 01769 302003 or submit a form below

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